Foreign Invested Enterprise - FIE

AAA

DEFINITION of 'Foreign Invested Enterprise - FIE'

Any one of a number of legal structures under which a company can participate in the foreign economy. FIEs tend to have tight government regulation at nearly every important business juncture, which limits the efficiency at which any foreign company can profit from foreign ventures as well as the amount of control that a foreign parent has over the FIE.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Foreign Invested Enterprise - FIE'

Setting up an FIE is a common method of creating an operation in Asian countries, especially in China. In China, any one of a number of legal entities can be considered FIEs including equity joint ventures (EJV), cooperative joint ventures (CJV), wholly-owned foreign enterprises (WFOE) and foreign-invested companies limited by shares (FCLS).

RELATED TERMS
  1. SEC Form 20FR12B

    A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which ...
  2. SSE Composite

    A market composite made up of all the A-shares and B-shares that ...
  3. Qualified Domestic Institutional ...

    An institutional investor that has met certain qualifications ...
  4. Joint Venture - JV

    A business arrangement in which two or more parties agree to ...
  5. China Investment Corporation - ...

    A government-sponsored entity of the People's Republic of China ...
  6. Wholly Owned Subsidiary

    A company whose common stock is 100% owned by another company, ...
RELATED FAQS
  1. What are the differences between affiliate, associate and subsidiary companies?

    All three of these terms refer to the degree of ownership that a parent company holds in another company. In most cases, ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. What does 'Incoterms' mean in relation to Ex Works (EXW) trades?

    Ex works is part of the published Incoterms and outlines the obligations of transportation to buyers and sellers. The International ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. What are the differences between Ex Works (EXW) and Free On Board (FOB)?

    Ex Works (EXW) and Free on Board (FOB) are Incoterms used to describe situations where sellers deliver goods. Ex Works describes ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. Is there an index for tracking mid-cap stocks?

    There are several indexes for tracking mid-cap stocks. The most widely referenced is the S&P Mid-Cap 400, but others ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. What are the differences between Levels I, II, and III American Depository Receipts ...

    Mutual funds and exchange-traded funds offer American investors opportunities to diversify a portfolio through investing ... Read Full Answer >>
  6. How are labor and capital affected by the balance of trade?

    The balance of trade, or BOT, the net of exports and imports for a given country, also known as the current account, is a ... Read Full Answer >>
Related Articles
  1. Economics

    What Is An Emerging Market Economy?

    Emerging markets provide new investment opportunities, but there are risks - both to residents and foreign investors.
  2. Options & Futures

    The Basics Of Mergers And Acquisitions

    Learn what corporate restructuring is, why companies do it and why it sometimes doesn't work.
  3. Economics

    What is a Capital Account?

    Capital account is an economic term that refers to the net change in investment and asset ownership for a nation.
  4. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    U.S. Investors Are Seeking Opportunities Overseas

    A latest analysis leads to believe that many investors are applying a spring cleaning approach to their portfolios, rebalancing as the 1st quarter ended.
  5. Investing

    Three Portfolio Moves To Consider Now

    What portfolio moves should you consider making as the 2nd quarter kicks off? Before we focus on the future, let’s first reflect on the 1st Q surprises.
  6. Investing

    Pockets Of Value In The Stock Market

    U.S. stocks benefited from signs the Fed’s path toward higher interest rates, as well as from continued merger-and-acquisition activity on of low rates.
  7. Investing News

    A New Corporate Governance Initiative In Japan

    Expectations are low that Japan can create a corporate governance climate that meets global standards, but a new initiative is aimed at doing just that.
  8. Economics

    Can The U.S Close Its Trade Deficit?

    The stronger dollar could have increased the U.S. trade deficit. Instead, economic growth issues abroad and falling oil prices have helped shrink it.
  9. Economics

    What is a Nostro Account?

    A nostro account is a bank account held in a foreign country by a domestic bank, denominated in the currency of that country.
  10. Investing Basics

    What is a Foreign Institutional Investor?

    A foreign institutional investor (FII) is a person or a group of people operating or registered in a country that’s not their domicile.

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Wash Trading

    The process of buying shares of a company through one broker while selling shares through a different broker. Wash trading ...
  2. Fixed-Income Arbitrage

    An investment strategy that attempts to profit from arbitrage opportunities in interest rate securities. When using a fixed-income ...
  3. Venture-Capital-Backed IPO

    The selling to the public of shares in a company that has previously been funded primarily by private investors. The alternative ...
  4. Merger Arbitrage

    A hedge fund strategy in which the stocks of two merging companies are simultaneously bought and sold to create a riskless ...
  5. Market Failure

    An economic term that encompasses a situation where, in any given market, the quantity of a product demanded by consumers ...
  6. Unsystematic Risk

    Company or industry specific risk that is inherent in each investment. The amount of unsystematic risk can be reduced through ...
Trading Center