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The revenue an investment generates over a year as a percentage of the amount of capital invested. The annual return shows the number of years it will take to recover one's investment. For example, if one invests $1,000 and receives $150 in the first year of the investment, the rate of return is 15%, and the investor will recover his/her initial $1,000 in six years and eight months. Investors vary their required rates of return for different levels of risk.
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annual returna document which must be completed by the COMPANY SECRETARY and DIRECTORS of a JOINT-STOCK COMPANY after its ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING and forwarded to the COMPANY REGISTRAR. The annual return includes details about company directors, MORTGAGES and charges, the updated SHARE REGISTER and the ANNUAL REPORT AND ACCOUNTS. Annual returns can be inspected by members of the public on payment of a fee.
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