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Direct investment

Direct investments are investments in foreign companies, where the investor holds at least 10 percent of the equity or voting rights of the company. The statistics are calculated for Danish investments abroad (outward) and foreign investments in Denmark (inward).

Direct investments have a longer horizon and is often assumed to be made with a special financial connection between investors and companies. The number and size of investments can be an indicator of economic integration, and of an economy’s openness. Direct investments can, for example, stimulate local real economic activity in the form of increased production and employment in the country where the investment takes place. The purpose with direct investments can be to create added value through active ownership, e.g. if the investor has expertise in developing the company.

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