foreign direct investment; includes direct capital investment in companies that have not yet issued stock. As opposed to portfolio investment (purchases of traded securities in a firm). Both FDI and portfolio investment refer to capital transfers from country to country.
A major component of any country's capital accounts is FDI.
Acronym. Fucking Do It.
A revision of the well worn and barely interesting FYI.
Chancho: See attached FDI.
Tony: Don't you mean FYI?
Chancho: Yeah, sure I do, FYI.