Foreign Direct Investments


Dernière mise à jour le :05/11/2019


These are investments made by an institutional unit residing in one economy with the aim of acquiring a lasting interest in an institutional unit residing in another economy, and of exercising significant influence over its management within the framework of a long-term relationship.

By convention, a direct investment relationship is established when an investor acquires at least 10% of the share capital of the company in which it is investing. Direct investments include not only the initial operation establishing the relationship between the two units, but also all later capital operations between them and between related institutional units, whether incorporated or not.