Foreign Direct Investment

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This graph shows the net Foreign Direct Investment with balance of payments in current US$.

Foreign Direct Investment is a term that describes a category of international investment made by a resident entity in one economy (direct investor)  with the objective of  establishing a lasting interest in an enterprise resident in an economy other than that of the investor (direct investment enterprise).  ”Lasting interest” implies the existence of a long-term relationship between the direct investor and the enterprise and a significant degree of influence by the direct investor on the management of the direct investment enterprise. Direct investment involves both the initial transaction between the two entities and all subsequent capital transactions between them and among affiliated enterprises, both incorporated and unincorporated. Source: International Monetary Fund “Glossary of Foreign Direct Investment Terms”

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The World Bank via Google Public Data