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Crown Investments Corporation of Saskatchewan

Crown Investments Corporation of Saskatchewan  

The holding company for provincial Crown corporations and portfolio investments in a variety of commercial enterprises. Its holdings in 2003 accounted for 15 per cent of Saskatchewan's gross domestic ...
direct investment

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Investment in a foreign country by either setting up a business unit or acquiring a locally based company (cf. portfolio investment; transplant).
foreign institutional investment

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A Dictionary of Business and Management in India

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
51 words

...foreign institutional investment ( foreign portfolio investment , FII ) An investor or investment fund registered in one country undertaking investment in another country. In the case of India, investments involving a stake of less than 10 per cent are treated as FIIs. Typical FII institutions include pension funds, banks, and sovereign wealth...

investment abroad

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The Oxford Companion to Canadian History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
589 words

...influence its policies, and share in its profits. Unlike the fixed nature of indirect investment, portfolio investment is more footloose; shares can be sold at the owner's whim. Each form of investment carries implications for national sovereignty. A high bonded indebtedness can restrict a nation's freedom of economic action, placing it at the mercy of foreign bankers (and more recently such agencies as the International Monetary Fund). Portfolio investment can divorce a nation from control over its industrial base and its ability to generate technology and...

Crown Investments Corporation of Saskatchewan

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The Oxford Companion to Canadian History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
207 words

...Investments Corporation of Saskatchewan . The holding company for provincial Crown corporations and portfolio investments in a variety of commercial enterprises. Its holdings in 2003 accounted for 15 per cent of Saskatchewan's gross domestic product and about 9 per cent of total employment in the province. Assets totalled about $8 billion, of which $7.5 billion was attributable to four major Crown corporations, three of which were utilities (SaskPower, SaskTel, SaskEnergy) and one an insurance company (SGI Canada). In addition to the Crowns, cic has...

foreign direct investment

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A Dictionary of Geography (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015

...FDI almost inevitably delivers economic development benefits. ‘For host economies, especially developing ones, FDI from other developing countries can add to inflows of other external financial resources, including FDI from developed countries, commercial bank lending, portfolio investment and ODA. For poorer developing countries, it can be significant, accounting for over half of total FDI inflows into several LDCs’ (UNCTAD 2006 ). However, J. Dunning ( 1997 ) characterizes FDI as a bearer of scarce capital and technology that lacks both local linkages and...

Foreign Exchange Reserves

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The New Oxford Companion to Economics in India (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
2,782 words
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...servicing and portfolio investment liabilities and thus provided the much-needed insurance against any external shock and consequent run on the currency. This ratio has gone up to 352 per cent in 2007–8 primarily because of the rapid build-up of reserves in that year. The build-up in reserves ensured that the economy could absorb, without much difficulty, a net outflow of nearly $10 billion from portfolio investments in 2008–9. As a result of these outflows, the ratio of foreign exchange reserves to total debt servicing and portfolio investment liabilities...

multinational corporations

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The New Oxford Companion to Law

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law
Length:
650 words

...dependent on attracting and benefiting from Foreign Direct Investment (‘FDI’), the main type of investment carried out by MNCs. FDI consists of investment involving not only finance but also management of productive assets in the host country. This may be contrasted with portfolio investment which provides finance without direct managerial control. As providers of long‐term FDI, major MNCs are therefore central to the development process. Specifically, this has raised concerns as to the effects of the economic power of MNCs on market structure, with the risk...

balance of payments

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Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
525 words

...remittances, and transfers. 2. The Capital Account includes all flows that directly affect the national balance sheet. Every transaction here is an asset-related flow: • Direct investment by foreign firms in the home country and by home firms in foreign countries • Portfolio investments by domestic residents in foreign securities and by foreign residents in domestic securities • Changes in cash balances held by banks and other foreign exchange dealers resulting from current and capital transactions • Changes in foreign exchange reserves held by official...

Balance of Payments

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The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
601 words

...transfers. The current account mirrors a country's domestic accounts, i.e., a current account deficit reflects more domestic spending than saving and vice versa. The second set of categories is the “capital account”: inward and outward flows of direct investment, portfolio investment, long-term loans, and short-term capital. The third set involves the items constituting a country's reserves: monetary gold, special drawing rights (SDRs), IMF credit, and foreign exchange assets. In principle, changes in a country's reserves must offset any difference...

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