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Capital account

Net result of public and private international investment and lending activities.
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Capital Account

A calculation of the amount of money coming into and going out of a country. The capital account is calculated by netting the public and private investments within the country with those the government and domestic companies are making outside the country. For example, one must net the foreign direct investment in the country with the FDI the government and businesses are making in other countries to come up with part of the calculation of the capital account. Other inputs into the capital account include (but are not limited to) bank accounts and changes in the amount of domestic and foreign holders of stocks, bonds, and currencies.
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capital account

  1. 1the section of the NATIONAL INCOME ACCOUNTS that records INVESTMENT expenditure by government on infrastructure such as roads, hospitals and schools; and investment expenditure by the private sector on plant and machinery.
  2. the section of the BALANCE OF PAYMENTS
accounts that records movements of funds associated with the purchase or sale of long-term assets and borrowing or lending by the private sector.
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Iceland's capital account surplus increased from 1 % of its GDP in 2003 to a peak of 18% in 2008 (Central Bank of Iceland 2018; Statistics Iceland 2018).
The joint venture's operating agreement did not specify how losses would be allocated and did not meet any of the requirements under the economic effect test because the operating agreement did not (1) require the joint venture to maintain capital accounts; (2) distribute liquidation proceeds in accordance with positive capital accounts; or (3) contain a deficit restoration obligation.
However, a policy prescription of rapid capital account liberalization in economically less developed countries has been controversial.
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Even though the economy has neither a flexible exchange rate nor an open capital account, the Chinese government has recently taken a number of steps to increase the international use of the renminbi.
The biggest challenge for authorities will be to prevent companies from exploiting the zone, from inside or outside the area, because of the easier terms on capital account transactions, said economist Zhao Qingming.
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Thomas Harr, head of Asian FX strategy research at Standard Chartered, says, "China has a clear interest in internationalising the RMB, and that can move relatively fast, but having full convertibility of the RMB is a very different thing and clearly it does seem that the RMB, will continue to be internationalised for trade settlement without having convertibility on the capital account. Convertibility of the RMB on the capital account will be gradual and you won't have full capital convertibility for a very long time.
In other words, the cross-time comparison of the IMF's analysis of the Mexican case before and after the crisis shows that the Fund interpreted Mexican economic performance in a way that supported the view according to which the liberalization of the capital account is a crucial policy to promote domestic economic growth.
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The improvement concept may apply, separately, both to the current account and the capital account. According to economic literature, a reversal in the current account occurs if, at the same time, the change in the balance is large relative to nominal gross domestic product (GDP) and lasts for more than one year (Milesi-Ferretti and Razin, 2000).