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Foreign direct investment (FDI) is direct investment into production in a countr y by a company located in another country, either by buying

a company in the tar get country or by expanding operations of an existing business in that country. Foreign direct investment is done for many reasons including to take advantage o f cheaper wages in the country, special investment privileges such as tax exempt ions offered by the country as an incentive to gain tariff-free access to the ma rkets of the country or the region. Foreign direct investment is in contrast to portfolio investment which is a passive investment in the securities of another country such as stocks and bonds. As a part of the national accounts of a country, and in regard to the national i ncome equation Y=C+I+G+(X-M), I is investment plus foreign investment, FDI refer s to the net inflows of investment(inflow minus outflow) to acquire a lasting ma nagement interest (10 percent or more of voting stock) in an enterprise operatin g in an economy other than that of the investor.[1] It is the sum of equity capi tal, other long-term capital, and short-term capital as shown the balance of pay ments. It usually involves participation in management, joint-venture, transfer of technology and expertise. There are two types of FDI: inward foreign direct i nvestment and outward foreign direct investment, resulting in a net FDI inflow ( positive or negative) and "stock of foreign direct investment", which is the cum ulative number for a given period. Direct investment excludes investment through purchase of shares.[2] FDI is one example of international factor movements. Types Horizontal FDI arises when a firm duplicates its home country-based activities a t the same value chain stage in a host country through FDI.[3] Platform FDI Vertical FDI takes place when a firm through FDI moves upstream or downstream in different value chains i.e., when firms perform value-adding activities stage b y stage in a vertical fashion in a host country.[4] Whereas Horizontal FDI decrease international trade as the product of them is us ually aimed at host country, the two other types generally act as a stimulus for it. Methods The foreign direct investor may acquire voting power of an enterprise in an econ omy through any of the following methods: by incorporating a wholly owned subsidiary or company by acquiring shares in an associated enterprise through a merger or an acquisition of an unrelated enterprise participating in an equity joint venture with another investor or enterprise... Foreign direct investment incentives may take the following forms:[citation need ed] low corporate tax and individual income tax rates tax holidays other types of tax concessions preferential tariffs special economic zones EPZ Export Processing Zones Bonded Warehouses Maquiladoras investment financial subsidies soft loan or loan guarantees free land or land subsidies relocation & expatriation infrastructure subsidies R&D support derogation from regulations (usually for very large projects) [edit]Global foreign direct investment

As per the data. Luxembourg. in aviation upto 49%.[10] India has seen an eightfold increase in its FDI in Marc h 2012. construction activities and computer software and hardware.S.S. a recent UNCTAD survey projected India as the second most important FDI destination (after China) for transnational corporations during 2010 2012. (June 2011) The United States is the world s largest recipient of FDI.122 billion and in 2009 w as $1.S.[12] On 14 September 2012.[13] fdi approve fdi in india upto 51% from 2012 [edit]Foreign direct investment and the developing world A recent meta-analysis of the effects of foreign direct investment on local firm s in developing and transition countries suggest that foreign investment robustl y increases local productivity growth. Foreign Investment in India is announced by Government of India named as FEMA(Foreign E xchange Management Act) Foreign direct investment in the United States This section does not cite any references or sources. the Ne therlands. telecommunication. in multi-brand retail upto 51% and in single-brand re tail upto 100%.114 billion. Germany. and Canada. France.[6] Research indicates that foreigners hold greater shares of their investment portfolios in the United States if their own countries have less developed financial markets. Government of India allowed FDI.[7] [edit]Foreign direct investment in China FDI in China.[8] China is t he second largest recipient of FDI globally. has incre ased considerably in the last decade reaching $85 billion in 2010. Japan. foreign direct investm ent in India in 2010 was $44. The figure was 25 percent below the pre-crisis average betwee n 2005 & 2007 Foreign direct investment in India Starting from a baseline of less than $1 billion in 1990. Countries with fewer capital controls and greater trade with the United States also invest more in U.The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development said that there was no si gnificant growth of Global FDI in 2010.e. In 2010 was $1. FDI into China fell by over one-thi rd in 2009 due the Global Financial Crisis (global macroeconomic factors) but re bounded in 2010 . Singapore. US and UK were among the leading sources of FDI. 84% of FDI in the U. According to Ernst and Young. FDI totaled $194 b illion in 2010. the United Kingdom. and in 2011 experienced an increase of 1 3% to $50.[14] The Commitment to Development Index r anks the "development-friendliness" of rich country investment policies. Overseas Corporate Bodies to invest in India . an effect whose magnitude decreases with inco me per capita. U. Mauritius. the sectors which at tracted higher inflows were services. equity and bond markets. in Broadcast sector upto 74%.8 billion. in 2010 came from or through eight countr ies: Switzerland.8 billion. also known as RFDI (Renminbi foreign direct investment).[11] India disallowed OCB's i.