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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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The analysis applies each method to the disinvesting portfolio over varying event periods in order to determine the magnitude and significance, if any, of the excess or abnormal returns arising from the announcement of disinvestment from South Africa.
See the previous discussion on the benefits of using the ordinary cross-sectional test statistic rather than the conventional t-statistic for this type of analysis.) The evidence indicates returns significantly greater than the mean return of the portfolio over the comparison period when announcement of disinvestment from South Africa occurs.
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While BRPSE is officially shelved and the Department of Disinvestment, now renamed as Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM), is about to shoulder that role, BIFR is expected to become redundant after the provisions of the new Bankruptcy Act, passed by the Parliament early this year, get implemented.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for disinvestment of 10 per cent paid- up equity of Housing and Urban Development Corporation ( HUDCO), an official statement said.
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The company was facing financial crunch and Patel had forwarded the disinvestment proposal to the cabinet.
Summary: After several deaths and rebirths, disinvestment is back as a big-ticket reform.
The most important of these is Arun Shourie, the minister for disinvestment, as privatization is known in India.
In order to attract more investors, Balachander suggests that the government should give a discount of 5-10 per cent to retail investors in the disinvestment process.