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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Research and Development (R&D) expenditure of select FDI companies contracted by 0.
341 FDI projects were launched in the CEE region during the first half of this year according to fDi Markets, the Financial Times' FDI monitoring database.
The value of outward greenfield FDI from Lebanon accounted for 1.
According to the report, total FDI stock grew by 14.
FDI flows into the UAE and Saudi Arabia -- the region's second and third largest recipients -- registered slight declines and remained about $10 billion and $8 billion respectively as Middle East sustained its downward FDI trend in 2014 for the sixth consecutive year, decreasing by four per cent to $43 billion, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Unctad, said in its World Investment Report.
Recent literature has begun to emphasize how some types of FDI including FDI in manufacturing and services--could be associated with stronger investments in other sectors.
7% of all UK FDI projects - a large increase in market share from 3% in 2013.
We anticipate an improved outlook in the EU this year, so that may prove beneficial for FDI prospects into the UAE.
Attributing the FDI drop to the uncertain world economic situation, Sauvant said that despite the fragility of the Eurozone and declining commodity prices, world FDI inflows are expected to rise in 2015.
Greenfield foreign direct investments (FDI) into the Middle East and Africa (MEA) have expanded more than 24% year-on-year in 2013 and the FDI in the region should grow strong due to multitude of factors, especially the rebound of construction sector, said a report.
Two main reasons underlay the reduction in mutual FDI accumulated in the region.
The GCC, with its ample hydrocarbon resources has, nevertheless, been buffered by the regional unrest, and so the reduction in FDI is likely more a reflection of the tailing-off in investments following the completion of major hydrocarbon projects and the reduction of foreign exposure to certain sectors within GCC economies, it said.