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  • 1.

    reduction in investment through non-replacement of capital assets a process of reducing investment by not replacing capital assets when they wear out

  • 2.

    reduction in investment by selling stock a process of reducing investment overall or in a specific area by selling stock

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    and in the consistency and reliability of these measures. Don’t confuse economics with accounting. Make decisions to invest/disinvest capital (human, tangible, and financial) based on economics, not on accounting. Make sure in accounting that reporting is diligent. Some decisions are so important that one would not think
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Definitions of ’disinvestment’ and meaning of ’disinvestment’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’disinvestment’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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