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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.
Incorporated in 1965 as a public sector undertaking (PSU), the centre disinvested 51% equity in favour of Sterlite Industries (India) Limited, a company of the Vedanta Group, during the NDA regime in 2001, sparking a row over disinvestment.
In other words, as the state has disinvested in higher education, it has foisted greater costs onto the students.
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Thus, even though the event study looks at the portfolio of firms that disinvested rather than at individual securities, all firms would experience this change in risk so that it would not be diversified away in the portfolio composition.
Between 1989 and 1994, over half UK manufacturing companies based in ESA have disinvested. In mid 1989, there were 90 British companies with a total of 336 equity involvements; by mid 1994, there were only 65 companies with equity stakes in 233 manufacturing enterprises.
Some historians may have disinvested the Reformation of its intellectual and religious context and emphasised its character as a sociological phenomenon.
However, since it disinvested, the Delta Motor Corporation, which took over G.M.'s South African subsidiary, has said it will abandon the policy.
NICL disinvested the amount before maturity period and therefore premature withdrawal charges were deducted.
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