By Michael Twomey
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A similar case can be made with regard to tax policy; tax rates often differed, according to whether one was a native or a colonial, and company taxes were often paid in the metropolis to its benefit (Fieldhouse 1971:614). The French used these mechanisms as a means of pressuring the natives to assimilate to French culture, and citizenship, which would be indicated by renouncing native religion, language, clothing and so on. This approach would evidently have had larger effects in settler colonies, although encouraging investment by expatriates rather than foreign direct investment.
However, particularly in colonial times, the state was a major player in both financing and operating enterprises. As these were nominally owned and operated by people from the mother country, these enterprises might well be considered foreign direct investments. We will see that a significant part of total finances made available to French firms came from the state, and that the fusion of private and state was even stronger in the Belgian Congo 20 A Century of Foreign Investment in the Third World and in Japanese investments in Manchuria.
Secondly, most of our data on foreign investment has already been converted using market exchange rates. Finally, there is currently little reason to suppose that the distortions between market and equilibrium exchange rates in the 1990s can be considered constant in historical work. When making comparisons across countries and over time, several candidates come easily to mind as indicators of the relative size of foreign investment. There have been many presentations, over the years, of comparisons of per capita values of FI or FDI.
A Century of Foreign Investment in the Third World by Michael Twomey