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Regionalism in International Investment Law$
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Leon Trakman and Nicola Ranieri

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780195389005

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389005.001.0001

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Foreign Direct Investment: An Overview

Foreign Direct Investment: An Overview

(p.1) 1 Foreign Direct Investment: An Overview
Regionalism in International Investment Law

Leon E. Trakman

Nicola W. Ranieri

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the nature of foreign direct investment (FDI). It begins by defining FDI. It then discusses value of FDI in general and in its different manifestations; the future of FDI; its strategic economic, social, and political significance beyond its immediate investment prospects; and how governments should regulate FDI.

Keywords:   FDI, investment regulation, foreign investments, international investments

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