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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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Human rights organizations in the US have said that they will use the law and campaign to force pension funds to disinvest from it if they are not satisfied with its conduct in the country.
The House of Representatives has backed separate legislation that would oblige the federal government to keep a record of energy companies violating the $20m threshold and make it easier for state pension funds to disinvest in them.
He explained, however, that there were calls for divestment from various groups following a plea made by the Anglican bishop in Jerusalem, Riah Abu El-Assal, who is Palestinian, to disinvest from Caterpillar Inc.
The "spread" between return on investment (ROI) and the cost of capital should help to determine where to grow and invest, where to improve, and where to disinvest.
There are a number of possible ways to approach that objective--using government means to support democratic workers' cooperatives; encouraging and working within labor unions to take on such a transformative mission (if coupled with democratic reforms of the unions themselves) much as the Industrial Workers of the World has long advocated; using government to put corporate assets under workers' control if the corporations disinvest or otherwise rebel, etc.
The Church of England and all religious groups must disinvest if they are serious about a Christian commitment to peace and justice.
B]eware tendencies to disinvest in public education and ignore church-state concerns.
He said that a decision has also been taken to disinvest the remaining 49 per cent shares of the Muslim Commercial Bank and 24 per cent shares of the Allied Bank Limited before the end of March next year.
115) argue that the firms most likely to disinvest are those that can most easily afford to do so.
Although Hardy is prepared to disinvest in a company that adopts a policy which is deemed unethical (as when BSkyB started broadcasting programmes with pornographic content), he prefers to raise concerns with the company directly.
We invest in the past by borrowing from future generations, but we disinvest in the future - at our economic peril," Shafroth told the subcommittee, which is chaired by Representative John Conyers.
He further added that "Our Fund Managers will invest and disinvest between Islamic Equities and Islamic Income/Money Market based instruments on the basis of their well-researched multi-market outlooks.