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Repatriation

The act of an individual or company bringing foreign capital into a home country and converting it to the domestic currency. Generally speaking, an individual who repatriates capital is usually converting foreign earnings into his/her home country's currency, perhaps in the process of moving back to the home country after having a job abroad. A company that repatriates capital is usually bringing over the returns on foreign investment. Repatriation can expose the individual or company to foreign exchange risk.

repatriate

To bring home assets that are currently held in a foreign country. Domestic corporations are frequently taxed on the profits that they repatriate, a factor inducing the firms to leave overseas the profits earned there.
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He said Indian troops after capturing the boys had identified their families from other side of the LOC as both villages are in front of each other through telescopes and caught them as prisoners instead of repatriating them back which was a matter of concern for their families and peoples in Azad Kashmir.
Foreign firms operating in Sudan particularly airlines and telecom companies have been barred by the central bank for several years from repatriating its profits abroad.
304 has become a popular vehicle for repatriating cash from a foreign subsidiary back into the United States without incurring any foreign withholding tax.
The returning refugees have been given due assistance at their repatriating points.
Their main structural body, known as the Southern Sudan Council of Chiefs (SSCC), has moved its office to Juba, after repatriating most of the southerners from the North.