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allotted shares

Overview page. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services — Accounting.

Shares distributed by allotment to new shareholders (allottees). The shares form part of the allotted share capital. See also issued share capital.

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alteration of share capital

Overview page. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services.

An increase, reduction, or any other change in the authorized capital of a company (see share capital). If permitted by the articles of association, a limited company can increase its...

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articles of incorporation

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

In the USA, an official document that details a company's existence. It is similar to the UK memorandum of association.

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authorized share capital

Overview page. Subjects: Accounting — Financial Institutions and Services.

The maximum amount of share capital that may be issued by a company, as detailed in the company's memorandum of association. At present the authorized share capital must be disclosed on the...

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capital

Overview page. Subjects: Business and Management.

1 Man-made material resource used or available for use in production, for example machinery. This is also referred to as physical capital.

2 Material or...

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company

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

A form of organization for a business, with a legal personality distinct from the individuals taking part in it. This has been found essential in organizing large and complex businesses....

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equity share capital

Overview page. Subjects: Accounting.

The share capital of a company that consists of its equity shares as opposed to any non-equity shares.

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increasing capital

Overview page. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services.

An increase in the number or value of the shares in a company to augment its authorized share capital. If the articles of association of the company do not permit this to be done (with the...

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limited by guarantee

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

(UK).

A type of company where the share capital is not paid up but is guaranteed by shareholders in the event of the company being wound up. Such arrangements are ...

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limited liability

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Economics.

The system by which shareholders in a company are not liable for its debts beyond the nominal value of their shares. Where shares are fully paid up, with limited liability the shareholders...

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