Foreign investment risk matrix

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Foreign investment risk matrix (FIRM)

Graph that displays financial and political risk by intervals on which countries may be compared according to risk ratings.

Foreign Investment Risk Matrix

Also called a FIRM. A methodology that organizes different countries according to the political risk and economic risk investing in each country poses. For example, a FIRM would likely list the United States in a different place from Zimbabwe, where investments carry significantly more political and economic risk.
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