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A situation in which money leaves an economy at an extremely high rate. That is, capital outflow occurs when economic actors liquidate their investments and deposit their capital in another economy. Capital outflow is generally indicative of a larger problem, such as a weakening currency. It is most common in developing countries and is considered a highly negative event.
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capital outflowa movement of funds out of a particular country into one or more foreign countries, representing, on the one hand, investments by individuals, companies and institutions and by government in foreign physical assets and financial securities, and on the other hand, the provision of borrowing facilities and loans to foreigners. See CAPITAL INFLOW, FOREIGN INVESTMENT, FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT, BALANCE OF PAYMENTS.
Collins Dictionary of Business, 3rd ed. © 2002, 2005 C Pass, B Lowes, A Pendleton, L Chadwick, D O’Reilly and M Afferson
capital outflowa movement of domestic funds abroad, representing either the purchase of foreign FINANCIAL SECURITIES and physical ASSETS by domestic residents or the BORROWING of domestic funds by foreigners. See CAPITAL INFLOW, BALANCE OF PAYMENTS, FOREIGN INVESTMENT, HOT MONEY.
Collins Dictionary of Economics, 4th ed. © C. Pass, B. Lowes, L. Davies 2005