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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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In other words, as the state has disinvested in higher education, it has foisted greater costs onto the students.
Residents of the city's formerly disinvested Diamond neighborhoods led the planning and development (in partnership with the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation) of a vibrant, mixed-use commercial and cultural center that is anchored by a much-needed supermarket and includes space for nonprofit organizations and small business development opportunities.
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Capital is invested, disinvested and it depreciates and becomes obsolescent and there is a question how to measure all these dimensions of capital in industry and national accounts.
ISLAMABAD -- Libya has evinced keen interest in making further investments in Pakistan especially in Public Sector Entities being disinvested by the Government of Pakistan.
The Libyan delegation evinced keen interest in making further investments in Pakistan specially in Public Sector Entities being disinvested by the Government of Pakistan.
Currently, there are 65 entities on the agenda for privatisation, and 31 units on which the cabinet committee took decision are on active list, and announced as part of the understanding reached with the IMF After being disinvested, all such units would be able to perform in a better way with new technological innovations and management training.
The share price of the stock has fallen by over 30 per cent from 260 per share in the past one month when it became clear that MMTC would be disinvested as investors exited on concerns of lower OFS price.
NMTC is a Treasury Department program designed to jump-start the commercial redevelopment of disinvested areas.
Leading private equity firm, Stimulus this week announced that it has disinvested from the popular Windhoek restaurant, Joe's Beerhouse for strategic reasons.
By contrast, our federal government has disinvested in the Northeast corridor rail system for years, as Congress and the White House dither over whether we ought to have any national rail system at all," he wrote.
Landlords started to find these apartments difficult to let, were forced to drop rents and many eventually disinvested and moved out of that market.