Investment whereby the property or company invested in is based in a country other than that from which the capital originates and to which the profit or income returns.
- Ireland now ranks as the EU's eighth largest investor in terms of outward investment per capita.
- In this period, manufacturing foreign investment, the establishment of international plants, consistently accounted for 35-55 percent of outward investment in a given year.
- The boom in the Irish economy in the late 1990s has resulted in substantial outward investment from Ireland.
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