Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

An investment in which a direct investor owns 10 per cent or more of the ordinary shares or voting power in an enterprise in another country. FDI comprises foreign direct equity investment (i.e. paid-up capital and attributable reserves) and net inter-company debt transactions between a direct investor and its direct investment enterprise.

Investment Commitments

Investment projects in terms of fixed assets which companies commit to invest in Singapore. Projects are only recorded as commitments if the company has made a firm undertaking to implement the project.