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capital accountnoun [C]

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ECONOMICS the ​amount of ​money in ​investments and ​loans that comes into and ​leaves a country: capital account surplus/deficit The ​capitalaccountsurplusmeant that ​foreigninvestorspurchased more in US ​assets than US ​investorspurchased in ​foreignassets.
(abbreviation C/A) ACCOUNTING the ​amount of ​moneyinvested in a ​company by its ​owners: A company's ​capitalaccounts are never ​reduced unless the ​shareholderssell 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
(Definition of capital account from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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