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English definition of “autonomous investment”

autonomous investment

noun [C]    
ECONOMICS investment by businesses or the government that is not related to the growth of the economy and to changes in demand, for example, investment in public services: Although autonomous investment is not affected by the state of the economy, it may change depending on shifts in interest rates and capital prices. → Compare induced investment
(Definition of autonomous investment noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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