from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A systematic record of a nation's total payments to foreign countries, including the price of imports and the outflow of capital and gold, along with the total receipts from abroad, including the price of exports and the inflow of capital and gold.
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- n. A measure of all flows of money into and out of a country including payments for goods and services and capital flows.
- n. The systematic record of such transactions.
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- n. a system of recording all of a country's economic transactions with the rest of the world over a period of one year
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Exhibit 6 presents Sabritas’s 1980 balance of payments and various alternatives for meeting the payments surplus commitment by 1982.
In 1967 PROEXPO was set up to “increase the foreign trade of the country and strengthen the balance of payments see Exhibit 1 through the promotion and diversification of exports.”
aExcluding imports of aircraft that have been taken account of in the balance of payments statistics for the actual month of imports.
An existing £43 billion euro kitty, so far only available to non-eurozone countries facing balance of payments problems, would be more than doubled to £95 billion and made available to the eurozone.