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The sentence is the following,

In developing countries, the investment by multinational enterprises has led to the rapid development of industry and commerce, increased employment opportunities, and increased the income of the urban population.

Does the sentence lead to confusion? Thank you.

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    "... investment by multinational enterprises has [led to the rapid development of industry and commerce], [increased employment opportunities], [and increased the income of the urban population]". The bracketed items are a coordination of verb phrases functioning as complement of "has".
    – BillJ
    Sep 10, 2020 at 10:08

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One thing I would note in addition to the above analyses - the sentence could also be interpreted as such:

In developing countries, the investment by multinational enterprises has led to:

  1. the rapid development of industry and commerce
  2. increased employment opportunities
  3. increased the income of the urban population -- this part wouldn't be grammatically correct - "the investment has led to increased the income of the urban population".

If you wanted to avoid any misinterpretation here, you could add in 'has', as follows:

In developing countries, the investment by multinational enterprises has led to the rapid development of industry and commerce, increased employment and has increased the income of the urban population.

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In developing countries, the investment by multinational enterprises has [led to the rapid development of industry and commerce], [increased employment opportunities], and [increased the income of the urban population]."

The example is fine as BillJ has demonstrated in his parsing.

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