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- n. Withdrawal of capital investment from a company or country.
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- n. the process of disinvesting; negative investment.
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- n. the withdrawal of capital from a country or corporation
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So basically, no investment, salary cuts, lack of upgrades will reduce costs for about 4 years and we will get decent service, but once the disinvestment is complete, things will go south quickly.
There is also the question of how labor addresses longterm disinvestment and deindustrialization.
Some $30 billion worth of pension funds investment are up for imminent withdrawal, and more and more corporate disinvestment is becoming real disengagement from the South African economy.
Nor do they pay the cost in the short run for long-term disinvestment and running up financial debts.
Infonetics Research: 2009 marks first year in short disinvestment cycle for telecom carriers
Even as the government is open to the idea of disinvestment, voices of dissent are already being heard.
And with regard to Iran, what John McCain did was to give a speech which laid out a series of more robust actions that we could take -- for example, sanctioning the refined gasoline, putting an embargo on refined gasoline that goes into Iran; strengthening our economic sanctions; dealing with investments, called disinvestment, from companies that do business with Iran; and a series of other, more robust sanctions than the administration has been willing to push thus far.
It would also be the first major step in four years for what India calls a "disinvestment" program, in which the government sells shares in state-owned companies.
"There has been a significant amount of 'disinvestment' or closing down facilities in some of the high-cost regions."
This "disinvestment" has already essentially privatized our system of higher education to the point that only 9% of students from poor Colorado families will graduate from college and middle-class families are expected to pay a net $20,000 a year for state schools, after grants and aid are considered.