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The acquisition by residents of a country of real assets abroad. This may be done by remitting money abroad to be spent on acquiring land, constructing buildings, mines, or machinery, or ...

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (6 ed.)

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2018

... direct investment External investment in assets or businesses, as opposed to financial...

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A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
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Social sciences, Business and Management
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29 words

... foreign investment Investment of capital by a government, company, or other organization in production (assembly or manufacturing facilities) and marketing operations that are located in a foreign...

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A Dictionary of Economics (5 ed.)

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2017
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Social sciences, Economics
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53 words

...foreign direct investment The acquisition by residents of a country of real assets abroad. This may be done by remitting money abroad to be spent on acquiring land, constructing buildings, mines, or machinery, or buying existing foreign businesses. Inward foreign direct investment similarly is acquisition by non-residents of real assets within a...

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A Dictionary of Business and Management in India

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2017
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Social sciences, Business and Management
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50 words

...foreign direct investment ( FDI ) An investment made by a company in one country into a company in another country with the objective of gaining control of the invested entity. FDI may involve the creation of a new enterprise (greenfield investment) or investment into an existing business (takeover or...

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A Dictionary of Human Geography

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2013
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Social sciences, Human Geography
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101 words

... Direct Investment ( FDI ) A direct investment into production in a country by a company located in another country, either by buying a domestic company and its facilities, entering into a strategic alliance with such a company, or opening a new facility. FDI is dominated by transnational corporations in all major branches of economic activity, from mining to automobile manufacture to banking. FDI occurs for a wide range of reasons. Investing firms may want to tap new markets, to seek out cheaper sources of labour, take advantage of favourable taxation...

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A Dictionary of Politics and International Relations in China

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Current Version:
2019
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Social sciences, Politics
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113 words

...foreign direct investment ( in relation to China ) A financial outlay that results in the control and/or ownership of a company in one country by a business entity based in another country. It was non-existent in China prior to the market reforms of 1976 , and as a result of the ‘open-door’ policy has grown exponentially as China has embraced free-market economics . It is essential to China’s continued economic expansion, and heightens interdependence between it and the world economy, especially in a system typified by globalization . In 2017 China was...

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A Dictionary of Geography (5 ed.)

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2015

... direct investment ( FDI ) The purchase of real assets abroad; through acquiring land, buying existing foreign businesses, or constructing buildings, or mines. Inward foreign direct investment is the acquisition of real assets within a country by non-residents. T. Moran et al. ( 2005 ) argue that 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...

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

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2012

... Direct Investment Foreign direct investment (FDI) involves foreign investors taking a controlling and lasting stake in productive enterprises. This is unlike foreign portfolio investments that represent minor equity or debt holdings through stock markets by foreign investors only to seek returns on investments and not management control. FDI inflows are generally associated with multinational enterprises (MNEs) that have operations and production facilities across the world. FDI flows generally come as capital bundled with technology, skills, and...

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A Dictionary of Business and Management in China

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Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
78 words

... direct investment (China) Investment made by a company or individual in another country through setting up business operations or acquiring business assets. This type of investment is more involved than portfolio investment. FDI inflows into China started at a very low base in the 1980s and surged in the 1990s as foreign firms recognized China as a low-cost manufacturing centre. FDI has flowed into China through equity joint ventures , wholly owned foreign enterprises, and contractual joint...

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The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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2005

... direct investment . A diversification strategy pursued mostly by multinational corporations involving the purchase of assets , usually associated with manufacturing or distribution facilities, in another country. Often regarded as the second stage of overseas involvement after agency or licensing agreements have been used to establish a market. For the investors in such companies the profits generated from foreign activities can create difficulties regarding the repatriation of profits, not least because of differences in tax systems that may make it...

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A Dictionary of Business and Management in China

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Current Version:
2018
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Social sciences, Business and Management
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81 words

...foreign direct investment ( OFDI ) (China) A part of China’s ‘Going Out’ policy . Outbound foreign direct investment ( OFDI ) is investment made outside China in order to set up business operations or acquire business assets in another country. The purpose of this OFDI is to enhance competitiveness by finding natural resources, acquiring technology, and generating a global presence to enhance business. In 2015 , Hong Kong received by far the most OFDI. China’s OFDI was ranked third in the world in 2014...

Foreign Direct Investment for Media

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

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Current Version:
2012

... Direct Investment for Media The electronic media in India has rapidly expanded since it was opened up to the private sector in the early 1990s. The growth has been particularly pronounced in television. The GDP from radio and broadcasting was Rs 980 crore in 2001–2, sixteen times of that in 1990–1. Foreign direct investment (FDI) in the media was also first permitted in TV and cable and more recently in newspapers. There are, however, limits on the equity that foreigners can hold in the media. Restrictions on foreign control of ‘current affairs and news’...

Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Empirical International Relations Theory

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Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
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6,765 words
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...political determinants of foreign direct investment: A firm-level analysis . International Interactions . Asiedu, E. (2002). On the determinants of foreign direct investment to developing countries: Is Africa different? World Development , 30 (1), 107–119. Asiedu, E. (2006). Foreign direct investment in Africa: The role of natural resources, market, size, government policy, institutions and political instability. The World Economy , 29 (1), 63–77. Asiedu, E. , & Lien, D. (2011). Democracy, foreign direct investment and natural resources. ...

Regime Type and FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT: A Transaction Economics Cost Approach to the Debate

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Austin P. Johnson and Quan Li

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Empirical International Relations Theory

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2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
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10,140 words

...Democracy, foreign direct investment and natural resources. Journal of International Economics , 84 (1), 99–111. Azemar, C. , & Desbordes, R. (2009). Public governance, health and foreign direct investment in sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of African Economics , 18 (4), 667–709. Barkema, H. G. , Bell J. , & Pennings, J. M. (1996). Foreign entry, cultural barriers, and learning. Strategic Management Journal , 17 (2), 151–166. Blomström, M. , Kokko, A. , & Mucchielli, J.-L. (2003). The economics of foreign direct investment incentives. In ...

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Investment of capital by a government, company, or other organization in production (assembly or manufacturing facilities) and marketing operations that are located in a foreign country.
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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
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Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
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2,154 words
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Oxford University Press

...is well worn ”—but “This is a well-worn rule.” Some exceptions are always hyphenated. Among them are these: cost-effective old-fashioned crystal-clear risk-averse dyed-in-the-wool short-lived high-spirited time-sensitive ill-advised wild-eyed H. Foreign Phrases. When used as adjectives, phrases taken from foreign languages generally hold together without the need for hyphens to prevent miscues <hors d’oeuvre tray> <habeas corpus petition> <ad hoc committee> <ex parte communications>...

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
4,930 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...were seen as spreading like a disease across the Channel from France. Burke's text is exemplary in its multiple use of ‘domesticity’ to signify the private as well as the domestic, and the national as opposed to the foreign. He was as opposed to certain foreign elements within British society as much as without—such potentially subversive foreign elements could encompass the urban and provincial poor, the unmarried mother, the Jewish moneylender, and the homosexual man or woman. His domestic ideology worked to identify a certain type of subject as the ...

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
4,951 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...‘even the bare-worn common is denied’. In this population movement from the country to the city, and from city to parts foreign, many of the sources for the nostalgic myth of rural England were generated. The intensity of capitalist production in the countryside in Britain precluded the absolute rejection of the country for the pleasures of urbanity that characterized other European nations, and gave rise to a peculiar ideological investment in the country and its mystification. This mystification of the rural landscape as idyll involved presenting the country...

Political Economy

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
5,138 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...had been undermined. They became less able to disrupt those civil liberties that could best be achieved through the centralized and impartial administration of the rule of *law [8] . Chief among these liberties was that basic security of property essential to the productive investment of savings: the frugality that came from the restless desire to improve our condition which Smith believed to be a universal aspect of the human condition when given scope for expression. By opting for luxuries, and hence for the ready means by which they could be purchased,...

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