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South Korea: Percent of world Foreign Direct Investment: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for South Korea from 1993 to 2014. The average value for South Korea during that period was 0.61 percent with a minumum of 0.28 percent in 1993 and a maximum of 1.31 percent in 2004.
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Definition: Foreign direct investment refers to direct investment equity flows in the reporting economy. It is the sum of equity capital, reinvestment of earnings, and other capital. Direct investment is a category of cross-border investment associated with a resident in one economy having control or a significant degree of influence on the management of an enterprise that is resident in another economy. Ownership of 10 percent or more of the ordinary shares of voting stock is the criterion for determining the existence of a direct investment relationship. Data are in current U.S. dollars.