Direct foreign investment

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Direct foreign investment (DFI)

Investment in real assets (such as land, buildings, or plants) outside one's own country.

Foreign Direct Investment

A major investment by a foreign corporation. A common example of foreign direct investment is a situation in which a foreign company comes into a country to build or buy a factory. Many economists believe that foreign direct investment is good for an economy, as it provides jobs and increases domestic capital. Critics point out that profits from foreign direct investment usually leave the country and go to the foreign company. Encouraging foreign direct investment is a major part of some IMF restructuring programs.
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Although direct foreign investment grew in 2013, its level was less than the target set by the government, the Minister added.
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