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Definition: Direct Investment abroad

Balance of payments

Direct investment is classified primarily on a directional basis, resident direct investment abroad and non-resident investment in the reporting economy.
European Union, Regulation (EC) No 184/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 January 2005 on Community statistics concerning balance of payments, international trade in services and foreign direct investment (Official Journal of the European Union No L 35, 8.2.2005, p. 23 – 55)