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Disinvestment

A reduction in capital investment reflected by a decrease in capital goods and a company's decision not to replace depleted capital goods.

Disinvestment

The sale or elimination of a department, subsidiary, or any other major investment. Disinvestment is most common when a company must raise capital quickly to finance new operations or pay a certain liability, or when it determines that the investment is unlikely to become or remain profitable in the future.

disinvestment

Divestiture, liquidation, or sale of a segment of a firm. Disinvestment may occur for a number of reasons including a poor outlook for a particular line of business or a firm's need to raise additional capital for other more promising segments of its business.

disinvestment

  1. 1a decrease in a country's CAPITAL STOCK that occurs when there is insufficient new INVESTMENT to cover CAPITAL CONSUMPTION/DEPRECIATION

    (capital lost because of wear and tear).

  2. the sale or closure by a firm of part of its business. See DIVESTMENT.
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To study the performance of firms disinvested though public offering, eight firms namely Bank of Baroda, Union Bank, Bharat Earth Movers Limited, National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Limited, Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) Limited, Power Grid Corporation of India, Engineers India Limited, and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) are selected.
The House of Representatives has backed separate legislation that would oblige the federal government to keep a record of energy companies violating the $20m threshold and make it easier for state pension funds to disinvest in them.
He explained, however, that there were calls for divestment from various groups following a plea made by the Anglican bishop in Jerusalem, Riah Abu El-Assal, who is Palestinian, to disinvest from Caterpillar Inc., since its bulldozers are used by Israeli soldiers to destroy Palestinian homes in the occupied territories.
"[B]eware tendencies to disinvest in public education and ignore church-state concerns.
115) argue that the firms most likely to disinvest are those that can most easily afford to do so.
Although Hardy is prepared to disinvest in a company that adopts a policy which is deemed unethical (as when BSkyB started broadcasting programmes with pornographic content), he prefers to raise concerns with the company directly.
"We invest in the past by borrowing from future generations, but we disinvest in the future - at our economic peril," Shafroth told the subcommittee, which is chaired by Representative John Conyers.
Why did you oppose privatisation of Banks with special reference to MCB during Benazir era when PPP government decided to disinvest shares?
Summary: New Delhi [India], July 08 (ANI): Members of Parliament from Trinamool Congress on Monday walked out of proceedings in Rajya Sabha protesting against the Centre's decision to disinvest in 42 Public Sector Undertakings.
The Government in the Republic of Ireland, with support from all political parties, has already decided that it will be the first nation in the world to disinvest and intends to sell all of its investments in fossil fuel companies.
The sale meets with the client's aims to disinvest of smaller holdings."
Govt says no plan to disinvest in BSNL, MTNL: The government on Wednesday said there is no proposal to disinvest stake in BSNL and MTNL as part of their revival strategy.