Meaning of “real investment” in the English Dictionary


"real investment" in Business English

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real investmentnoun [ C or U ]

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FINANCE, ECONOMICS money that is invested in equipment, machinery, etc., rather than in shares or bonds:

Manufacturing output has fallen by 6%, with real investments falling by 12%.
Higher taxes on oil should be recycled into real investment in wind and solar power.

(Definition of “real investment” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)