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capital expenditure

n. payment by a business for basic assets such as property, fixtures, or machinery, but not for day-to-day operations such as payroll, inventory, maintenance and advertising. Capital expenditures supposedly increase the value of company assets and are usually intended to improve productivity.

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Typical reasons for variations in per-tonne steel sector capital costs are outlined.
This would cover pay-and- display running costs and pay back the capital cost of introducing the new system within a year.
Capital cost per daily barrel in Iraq is the lowest in the world, due to the existence of infrastructure, spare production capacity and proximity to storage and transportation facilities.
For thinner preforms, the cycle-time benefit won't justify the added capital cost.
This information quantifies the extent to which capital costs are more variable than operating costs.
A procedure to estimate operating and capital costs for each provider (capital costs are converted to annual costs by assuming that the physician takes a loan and pays principal and interest charges).
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Such a model would reduce the capital costs of the equipment required for chemical recovery and energy production, while ensuring cleaner air and cleaner water from the pulp mill.

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