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Deficit

An excess of liabilities over assets, of losses over profits, or of expenditure over income.

Deficit

A situation in which outflow of money exceeds inflow. That is, a deficit occurs when a government, company, or individual spends more than he/she/it receives in a given period of time, usually a year. One's deficit adds to one's debt, and, therefore, many analysts believe that deficits are unsustainable over the long-term. See also: Surplus.

deficit

1. A negative retained earnings balance. A deficit results when the accumulated losses and dividend payments of a business exceed its earnings.

deficit

see BUDGET DEFICIT, BALANCE OF PAYMENTS.
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"The real concern emerging from the budget is that it has not given confidence as to how the government will go about the fiscal consolidation process, after hiking the fiscal deficit target,"said Rupa Rege Nitsure, chief economist at Bank of Baroda in Mumbai.
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'I have never seen such a high fiscal deficit in my career,' said Dr Ashfaque Hassan Khan, the former economic adviser and now dean of the business school at National University of Science and Technology (Nust), adding that the ministry of finance never focused on expenditure control while revenues were heading to historic shortfalls.
To determine the validity of this argument, this study aims to investigate the relationship between fiscal deficit and economic growth among ASEAN countries in pre- and post-GFC periods.
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He said a well-managed and sustainable fiscal deficit would strengthen Malaysia's economy and the country will not need to borrow again.
As the May 28, 2018 monetary policy statement admits, with projected fiscal deficit of 5.8% of gross domestic product (GDP) for full FY18 and a trade deficit of 11% of GDP recorded in first 10 months of the year, the economy is stuck in the twin deficits.
Summary: Lebanon must work to counter an "unsustainable" fiscal deficit amid slow economic growth wrought by years of war in neighboring Syria, a top International Monetary Fund official told Reuters in a report published Wednesday.
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While the overall budget deficit to remain broadly stable ADCB's economists forecast that Saudi Arabia's fiscal deficit in 2018 will be equivalent to about 8.6 per cent of 2018 GDP, down from 8.9 per cent in 2017.

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