disinvestment

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Disinvestment

A reduction in capital investment reflected by a decrease in capital goods and a company's decision not to replace depleted capital goods.

Disinvestment

The sale or elimination of a department, subsidiary, or any other major investment. Disinvestment is most common when a company must raise capital quickly to finance new operations or pay a certain liability, or when it determines that the investment is unlikely to become or remain profitable in the future.

disinvestment

Divestiture, liquidation, or sale of a segment of a firm. Disinvestment may occur for a number of reasons including a poor outlook for a particular line of business or a firm's need to raise additional capital for other more promising segments of its business.

disinvestment

  1. 1a decrease in a country's CAPITAL STOCK that occurs when there is insufficient new INVESTMENT to cover CAPITAL CONSUMPTION/DEPRECIATION

    (capital lost because of wear and tear).

  2. the sale or closure by a firm of part of its business. See DIVESTMENT.
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2009 "Against the Asian Tide: The Sudan Divestment Campaign.
Momentum for the fossil fuel divestment campaign grew slowly all spring.
Economically speaking, more effective than a divestment campaign would be a gas boycott; though it would be next to impossible given the current structure of our transportation sector.
AIPAC said experts involved in the Sudan-Darfur divestment campaign, which is having a considerable public impact, were also aiding its effort.
Despite the large role played in promoting the divestment campaign by people like Noam Chomsky, Summers had chivalrously gone out of his way to say that "Serious and thoughtful people are advocating and taking actions that are anti-Semitic in their effect if not their intent.
Instead, criticism is mounting and a divestment campaign is gaining strength, demanding that Talisman cease operations in Sudan.
Citizens shareholders are looking for active ways to participate in the divestment campaign and we wholeheartedly support Citizens Advisers communication to companies doing business in Sudan," said Walter Bristol, Chair of Citizens Funds Board of Trustees.
In 2012, she co-founded the Claremont Colleges Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign.
Among other things, the meeting will share information on the global fossil free divestment campaign calling on institutional investors, including pension funds, to pull out of fossil free investments and will look at how people in Huddersfield can get involved.
org, we're beginning to see the first part of an answer: They are calling for a massive divestment campaign, a strategy similar to the one that ended apartheid and led to Nelson Mandela's release in South Africa.
Reiss, who is Jewish, said the committee would not have selected Saifuddin to be a student regent if they thought she was anti-Semitic, responding to complaints that the divestment campaign included elements of anti-Semitism.
INDIANAPOLIS, July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America participated in today's announcement by New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio that, just six months after launching a national divestment campaign against manufacturers of assault weapons and high-capacity ammo clips, eight hedge funds and money managers have completely divested their gun holdings, valued at $150 million.