Meaning of “capital account” in the English Dictionary

"capital account" in Business English

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capital accountnoun [ C ]

uk us

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.

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

(Definition of “capital account” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)