trade investment

trade investment

the acquisition of STOCKS and SHARES in one FIRM by another firm. Trade investments may be undertaken for a variety of reasons including the profitable investment of surplus cash; the protection or advancement of an existing contractual trade relationship by a more direct involvement (for example, a supplier might buy a stake in a customer firm); the provision of a launching pad for a possible future TAKEOVER or merger. Where the trade investment involves the acquisition of a large but not controlling proportion of a company's shares then that company becomes an ASSOCIATED COMPANY.

See QUOTED INVESTMENTS, UNQUOTED INVESTMENTS.

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Jakarta, May 1 (Xinhua-ANI): A senior European Union (EU) official said here on Tuesday that EU will cut aid to Indonesia in the fields of education, good governance, climate change, and trade investment in 2014, a local media reported.
Islamabad, March 22, 2010 (Frontier Star): Government has decided to introduce new trade investment bonds in various power sectors including power and petroleum likely by June 2010, to maintain the investment situation across the country.
ISLAMABAD, March 22, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Government has decided to introduce new trade investment bonds in various power sectors including power and petroleum likely by June 2010, to maintain the investment situation across the country.