Foreign direct investment
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) defines foreign direct investment as:
"a category of cross-border investment made by a resident in one economy (the direct investor) with the objective of establishing a lasting interest in an enterprise (the direct investment enterprise) that is resident in an economy other than that of the direct investor."
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- "The US enjoys the highest foreign direct investment in the world because, thanks to its strong economy, it has a risk/return profile that attracts foreign investors.
- US households benefit from this through higher consumption by way of trade. The US does not lose out in terms of jobs or economic growth by running a trade deficit."
- The Treasurer magazine, June 2018, p13 - Kallum Pickering, senior UK economist at Berenberg Bank.