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Foreign direct investment outward

Reflects the objective by a resident entity of obtaining a lasting interest (i.e. controlling more than 10% of the voting power) in an entity of another economy. FDI positions represent the value of the stock of direct investment held at the end of the year. Direct investment positions are affected by financial transactions recorded prior to and during the period but also by other changes in price, exchange rates, and volume
Source Definition
International Trade Center, 2015

Investissement direct étranger sortant

Reflète l'objectif d'une entité résidente d'obtenir un intérêt durable (i.e. obtenir le contrôle de plus de 10% de droits de vote) dans une autre économie. Les positions IDE représentent la valeur du stock des investissements étrangers obtenus jusqu'à la fin de l'année. Les positions d'investissement directes sont affectées non seulement par les transactions enregistrées avant ou pendant la période mais aussi par les autres changements de prix, taux de change et volume
Source de la définition
International Trade Center, 2015