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outflow

noun [C, usually singular]     /ˈaʊtfləʊ/
ACCOUNTING, FINANCE the amount of money that leaves a company , industry , or country during a particular period : the outflow of sth Currency devaluation triggered a rapid outflow of foreign funds . Concerns over the group's cash outflow saw shares fall 8.5p yesterday to 248.25p. Data shows that the net outflow from property funds , is around 3.6% of the total property funds under management . The chart shows UK inflows and outflows compared with France, traditionally also a big investor .an outflow of $4 billion/£350 million/17.5%, etc. Life assurance businesses have seen an outflow of £37m compared with positive income of £94m in the first half of the year .large/massive/significant outflow Bond markets received a boost from the massive outflow of funds from " emerging markets " in the wake of the financial crisis .
ECONOMICS the number of workers that leave a company , industry , or country : the outflow of sth Because of the outflow of workers to Western Europe , the real unemployment rate is smaller than the official 12%.
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(Definition of outflow noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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