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  • (DIRECT INVESTMENT) One of two large categories of foreign investment. Direct investment refers to financial investments in a company in order to gain control or ownership, while portfolio investment refers to financial investment for the purpose of interest or dividends.
  • (Direct investment) Investment in which a resident of one country obtains a lasting interest in, and a degree of influence over, the management of a business enterprise in another country.
  • (Direct investment) Foreign direct investment (FDI) refers to long term participation by country A into country B. It usually involves participation in management, joint-venture, transfer of technology and expertise.
  • a broad range of related objects or values or qualities or ideas or activities
  • (spectral) of or relating to a spectrum; "spectral colors"; "spectral analysis"
  • The entire range of wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation
  • A band of colors, as seen in a rainbow, produced by separation of the components of light by their different degrees of refraction according to wavelength
  • An image or distribution of components of any electromagnetic radiation arranged in a progressive series according to wavelength
  • an ordered array of the components of an emission or wave
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Nation-States and the Multinational Corporation: A Political Economy of Foreign Direct Investment
Nation-States and the Multinational Corporation: A Political Economy of Foreign Direct Investment
What makes a country attractive to foreign investors? To what extent do conditions of governance and politics matter? This book provides the most systematic exploration to date of these crucial questions at the nexus of politics and economics. Using quantitative data and interviews with investment promotion agencies, investment location consultants, political risk insurers, and decision makers at multinational corporations, Nathan Jensen arrives at a surprising conclusion: Countries may be competing for international capital, but government fiscal policy--both taxation and spending--has little impact on multinationals' investment decisions.
Although government policy has a limited ability to determine patterns of foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows, political institutions are central to explaining why some countries are more successful in attracting international capital. First, democratic institutions lower political risks for multinational corporations. Indeed, they lead to massive amounts of foreign direct investment. Second, politically federal institutions, in contrast to fiscally federal institutions, lower political risks for multinationals and allow host countries to attract higher levels of FDI inflows. Third, the International Monetary Fund, often cited as a catalyst for promoting foreign investment, actually deters multinationals from investment in countries under IMF programs. Even after controlling for the factors that lead countries to seek IMF support, IMF agreements are associated with much lower levels of FDI inflows.

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HRC visit provides career guidance
HRC visit provides career guidance
By Staff Sgt. Robert People 2nd Aviation Combat Brigade Public Affairs HUMPHREYS GARRISON — Soldiers have numerous questions and concerns as they continue through their Army careers. Many of those questions can be answered by the members of his or her chain of command, but there are often more specific questions involving the Soldier’s career path, future assignments and many others that are unknown to the Soldier and his or her direct leadership. The Army’s Human Resources Command for the aviation series branch visited the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade Jan. 25 to 27 to attempt to answer many of these questions. Members of the 2nd CAB personnel office invited and planned the HRC visit, which provided professional guidance and development of Soldiers. In addition, the HRC representatives gained valuable perspective as 2nd CAB leadership enlightened HRC on the transformation initiatives, command sponsorship, the high op-tempo of full spectrum aviation operations and personnel challenges. “The HRC visit had an immediate return of investment for the professional development of the Soldiers, educating HRC on command sponsorship, Korea’s transformation and addressing our personnel issues,” said Maj. Richard D. Frank, the officer in charge of the brigade personnel office. “Several members of the HRC team had been stationed in Korea several years ago and were amazed with the transformation of Korea and quality of life.” Lt. Col. Charles J. Dalcourt Jr., chief of aviation assignments at HRC, said HRC attempts to visit the aviation Soldiers in Korea at least once per year. These visits are intended to give the Soldiers a branch overview and for HRC to make face-to-face contact with members of the aviation population, he said. Dalcourt stated that while Soldiers may have specific questions about their careers, it is important that they understand the overall purpose of the HRC visits. “We aren’t your career managers,” Dalcourt said. “We manage assignments in a way that facilitates your career desires. You’re your own career managers.” Soldiers’ careers should be managed with the influence of the chain of command, coaches, mentors and people who understand the individual, because personality falls into their models, he said. “Whether you decide to go to a functional area or something different, it’s totally based on your satisfaction with where you are and what you see x years from now that you want to be doing,” Dalcourt said. The three-day visit consisted of aviation briefings for the enlisted Soldiers, warrant officers and officers. HRC also conducted individual interviews to answer more specific questions. The key for HRC is to facilitate the assignment process and to give guidance or a perspective they have for the entire branch, Dalcourt said. “There are options for you,” he said. “Here are assignments that we think will broaden your experience and develop you one way or another.” Staff Sgt. Caleb N. Burris, a technical inspector of Company B, 602nd Aviation Support Battalion, learned of the HRC visit from his chain of command. Before his interview, Burris had a few questions, but the process of how Soldiers are selected for different assignments was the most important for him. “I just want to know how they select people to go different places,” he said. “I was trying to go to a deploying unit and I was trying to figure out why they haven’t sent me since I haven’t deployed in three years.” Burris added this was the first time he had ever seen or heard of HRC conducting a visit for this purpose, and he felt it could be beneficial to the Soldiers. First Lt. Justin Williams, the executive officer of Company A, 3rd Battalion, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, has been in Korea since June. After attending the warrant officer and officer briefings, he learned about warrant officers’ career progression and how officers rate warrant officers on evaluations. He also learned about an officer’s career progression. “The biggest thing that I got from that was the vast array of options that we have as far as taking our next step in our careers,” Williams said. “The Captain’s Career Course, duty stations, different jobs and the other options we had that would help us further our careers. I appreciated all that.” Williams also wanted to ensure he was on the right track for a career in case he wanted to remain in the Army for 20 years, he said. Chief Warrant Officer 3 Thomas K. Webster, a tactical operations officer of B Company, 3-2, GSAB, attended all the briefings and looked to ask more specific questions about himself and his career track. “I’m looking to learn about what will help me to become more professionally developed as a whole Soldier versus as just an aviator,” he said. Webster included that during the briefings, he learned what can be expected in the future and what the requirements are for promotion. He also found out what the Army considers as important th
China: Health Care
China: Health Care
A pharmacist writes instructions on the boxes of medicine in the BenQ Hospital in Nanjing, one of several private Taiwanese investments in China's medical industry.

direct investments spectrum
direct investments spectrum
Spectrum 18: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art
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