foreign direct investment

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Noun1.foreign direct investment - investing in United States businesses by foreign citizens (often involves stock ownership of the business)
investing, investment - the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit
2.foreign direct investment - a joint venture between a foreign company and a United States company
joint venture - a venture by a partnership or conglomerate designed to share risk or expertise; "a joint venture between the film companies to produce TV shows"
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Known to be job-generating and longer-lasting, FDI are more coveted than foreign portfolio investments.
According to SBP report, the country received net FDI worth $1,488m versus $1,532m last year, reflecting a decline of $44m.
51bn at the end of the third quarter of 2017, ranked as the top country in terms of FDI into Oman.
The survey points out that the scale of reforms can be gauged from the fact the during this period, 25 sectors also including services activities and covering 100 areas of FDI policy have undergone reforms.
FDI is a major driver of economic growth and a source of non-debt finance for the economic development of the country.
448 billion a year ago, citing end-June FDI data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.
Gross FDI inflows have been either declining (in FY14 and FY15) or only marginally increased (in FY16) owing to concentration in cross-border mergers and acquisitions.
This year's report provides an analysis of FDI investment into Af- rica over the past 10 years.
In a sign of ongoing diversification of Africa's FDI investors, more than one fifth of FDI projects and more than half of capital investment into Africa came from Asia-Pacific in 2016, an all-time record.
The full-day workshop held in Dubai was designed to update participants on the FDI (foreign direct investment) trends and prospects prevailing globally as well as the most effective techniques in attracting FDI into advancing sustainability and innovation.
The sustained FDI inflow to Dubai underlines the strength of the local economy and its ability to create new opportunities for investors, said Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad.
In recent years, the researchers and policy makers have shown huge interest in FDI and consider it indispensable for capital scarce countries like Pakistan for increasing the pace of economic development.