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investment

Nigar Hashimzade, Gareth Myles and John Black

in A Dictionary of Economics

Fifth edition

Published in print January 2017 | ISBN: 9780198759430
Published online January 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780191819940
investment

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1. The process of adding to stocks of real productive assets. This may mean acquiring fixed assets, such as buildings, plant, or equipment, or adding to stocks and work in progress. Investment goods are goods designed to be used for investment rather than consumption. Gross fixed investment is spending on new capital equipment; net investment is gross investment less ...

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