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DIRECT FOREIGN INVESTMENT ENTERPRISE

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French Equivalent: Entreprise d’investissements directs (étrangers)

Definition:
Direct foreign investment enterprises comprise those entities that are identified as subsidiaries (investor owns more than 50 per cent), associates (investor owns 50 per cent or less) and branches (wholly or jointly owned unincorporated enterprises), either directly or indirectly owned by the investor.

Consequently, ‘direct foreign investment enterprises’ is a broader concept than ‘foreign controlled corporations'.

Source Publication:
ESA [4.65].

Cross References:
Foreign controlled corporations (non- financial and financial)

Statistical Theme: National accounts

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, March 03, 2003