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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.
by abu yahya August 03, 2008
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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.
by Horatio P December 12, 2007
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