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capital expenditure

Jonathan Law

in A Dictionary of Finance and Banking

Sixth edition

Published in print March 2018 | ISBN: 9780198789741
Published online March 2018 | e-ISBN: 9780191831430
capital expenditure

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The expenditure by an organization of a significant amount for the purchase or improvement of a *fixed asset; the amount expended would warrant the item being depreciated over an estimated useful life of a reasonably extended period. Capital expenditure is not charged against the profits of the organization when it takes place, but is regarded as an investment to be capitalized in the ...

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Subjects: Banking ; Social Sciences ; Economics

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