Capital account


Capital account
Net result of public and private international investment and lending activities. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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   An account in the balance of payments that records movements of capital between domestic and foreign residents. The capital account records changes in the asset and liability position of domestic residents. It covers flows such as loans and investments.

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capital account UK US noun [C]
ECONOMICS the amount of money in investments and loans that comes into and leaves a country: capital account surplus/deficit »

The capital account surplus meant that foreign investors purchased more in US assets than US investors purchased in foreign assets.

See also BALANCE OF PAYMENTS(Cf. ↑balance of payments)
(ABBREVIATION C/A) ACCOUNTING the amount of money invested in a company by its owners: »

A company's capital accounts are never reduced unless the shareholders sell their shares back to the company.

(ABBREVIATION C/A) ACCOUNTING the value of the assets of a company at a particular time, when the amount of money it owes is taken away

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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