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Capital

Capital

Money that one has invested. For example, one uses capital when building a factory to make a new product. Likewise, one uses capital when one buys a single share of a stock. Free flow of capital into investments is thought to be a major component of economic growth. Generally speaking, businesses can only expand when they are able to raise capital from investors or borrow it from a bank or through a bond issue. See also: Capitalization, Capitalism.

Capital.

Capital is money that is used to generate income or make an investment. For example, the money you use to buy shares of a mutual fund is capital that you're investing in the fund.

Companies raise capital from investors by selling stocks and bonds and use the money to expand, make acquisitions, or otherwise build the business.

The term capital markets refers to the physical and electronic environments where this capital is raised, either through public offerings or private placements.

capital

  1. the funds invested in a BUSINESS in order to acquire the ASSETS which the business needs to trade. Capital can consist of SHARE CAPITAL subscribed by SHAREHOLDERS or LOAN CAPITAL provided by lenders.
  2. GOODS such as plant, machinery and equipment which are used to produce other goods and services. See CAPITAL STOCK, INVESTMENT.

capital

the contribution to productive activity made by INVESTMENT in physical capital (for example, factories, offices, machinery, tools) and in HUMAN CAPITAL (for example, general education, vocational training). Capital is one of the three main FACTORS OF PRODUCTION, the other two being LABOUR and NATURAL RESOURCES. Physical (and human) capital make a significant contribution towards ECONOMIC GROWTH. See CAPITAL FORMATION, CAPITAL STOCK, CAPITAL WIDENING, CAPITAL DEEPENING, GROSS FIXED CAPITAL FORMATION, CAPITAL ACCUMULATION.

capital

(1) In architecture, the top part of a column.(2) In finance: (a) All the accumulated goods, possessions, and assets used for the production of income and wealth. (b) The amount invested in business.
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With the company now bringing its township expertise to Northern Luzon, Capital Town is poised to rise as the premier business district of the North.
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integrated programme', Haider said while addressing to 1st conference on Digital and Progressive, jointly held under the auspices of Information Technology Board, Siemens, SAP and ABACUS at the State's Capital town.
Residents and emergency responders of this capital town of Catanduanes were given a drill to brace them for strong earthquakes.
Now, the same real estate developer that has transformed the old Mandurriao airport in Iloilo--Megaworld Corporation--is set to bring its live-work-play township development mantra into the north with Capital Town Pampanga.
Megaworld Pampanga first vice president for sales and marketing Eugene Em Lozano said the design of the project takes the cue from New York City's charming apartments and edifices as all units of Chelsea Parkplace will have balconies, offering views of the landscape of Capital Town.
About 10 months after its launch, prices of Shophouse lots in Capital Town, the new name of the township located near the province's capital, have already increased by 20 percent, the company said.
AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan inaugurated the service in the state's capital town.
local time in front of a police station in Bannu, capital town of Bannu district lying next to the militancy-hit North Waziristan bordering Afghanistan.