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Impairment

Reduction in the value of an asset because the asset no longer generates the benefits expected earlier as determined by the company through periodic assessments. This could happen because of changes in market value of the asset, business environment, government regulations, etc.

Impairment

A reduction in a company's working capital as a result of a loss on an investment or a distribution (such as a coupon or dividend) to investors.

impairment

Reduction in a firm's capital as a result of distributions or losses.
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The overall objectives of the Sensory Impairment Service are:
Weak commodity prices led to the impairment of generation and E&P assets while regulations focusing on security of supply or reducing carbon emissions also drove impairments in many regions.
Summary GlobalData's clinical trial report, "Mild Cognitive Impairment Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2014" provides data on the Mild Cognitive Impairment clinical trial scenario.
The total goodwill impairment amount of $5 I billion is based on the company base set selection and methodology used to prepare the study.
The pre-tax impairment of GGBs, including related hedging costs, amounted to 1.
According to a new, long-term study from Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University researchers, cognitive impairment, especially at the moderate to severe stages has an impact on life expectancy similar to chronic conditions such as diabetes or chronic heart failure.
Best's Impairment Rate and Rating Transition Study- 1977-2010 15 Appendices A.
This report focuses on rates of NP impairment and risk factors for NP impairment in these people.
Among the older workers studied, Hispanic service workers, blue-collar workers with incomes at or below the poverty line and workers with fewer than 12 years of education reported particularly high levels of visual impairment, according to the study, which was based on data from the 1994-2004 National Health Interview Survey.
In an article scheduled for publication in the Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, Ian Lang, PhD, and colleagues report an association between decreased levels of vitamin D and an increased risk of cognitive impairment in older men and women.
Titled Goodwill Impairment Implications in the Current Market Turmoil , the report points out that from third quarter 2008 through 20 March 2009, Fortune 500 companies have announced approximately $230 billion worth of impairments, which is more than twice the total of impairments recorded by Fortune 500 companies during the three years leading up to third quarter 2008.
Although the preadolescents and adolescents with visual impairments used the telephone and Internet for social interaction more often than did those in several other primary disability categories (those with mental retardation, autism, and multiple disabilities), these comparison groups involved students with disabilities that may be more severely disabling than visual impairment and, therefore, may be expected to be less socially competent.