Foreign Direct Investment

foreign direct investment is an investment in the form of a controlling ownership in a business enterprise in one country by an entity based in another country.[1] It is thus distinguished from foreign portfolio investment by a notion of direct control.

The origin of the investment does not impact the definition as an FDI: the investment may be made either "inorganically" by buying a company in the target country or "organically" by expanding operations of an existing business in that country....