foreign direct investment

Definitions of foreign direct investment
  1. noun
    a joint venture between a foreign company and a United States company
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    type of:
    joint venture
    a venture by a partnership or conglomerate designed to share risk or expertise
  2. noun
    investing in United States businesses by foreign citizens (often involves stock ownership of the business)
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    type of:
    investing, investment
    the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit
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