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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Responding to allegations of possible crony capitalism in the process of disinvestment, Jaitley said, "It is an outdated jargon.
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We have no official information regarding the full intentions of "Dubai Financial Group" regarding a full or partial disinvestment of their shares in Marfin Popular Bank.
NAA/NMHC were among the limited number of industry stakeholders invited to attend a special meeting convened in August by HUD and the Treasury Department to explore the issue of defaults and potential disinvestment risks in the apartment sector.
Long-term disinvestment in federal housing assistance programs has begun to take a toll on our ability to address unmet housing needs.
The move is against a general trend of disinvestment in the country over the past few years of economic downturn.
It has essentially been in a disinvestment mode since 1997, spending less than the depreciation of its assets.