investment

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Investment

The placement of a particular sum of money in business ventures, real estate, or Securities of a permanent nature so that it will produce an income.

investment

n. the money put into use for profit, or the property or business interest purchased for profit. (See: invest)

investment

noun backing, capital invested, capital outlay, employment of capital, endowment, financial backkng, financing, invested capital, invested money, invested property, loan, loan at interest, outlay, speculation, venture
Associated concepts: investment broker, investment connract, investment security, investment trust
See also: advance, advancement, binder, deputation, equity, expenditure, fund, loan, securities, security, share, stock, venture

investment

the process by which funds are deployed with the object of producing gain, either in the form of income or addition to capital.
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In analysing the aggregate profitability of the top three Islamic banks in Kuwait, Qatar, UAE and Bahrain, investing activity in 2007 represented 4.9 per cent of total revenues compared with 3.5 per cent in 2008.
Finally, as mentioned earlier, SFAS 102 requires cash flows from trading securities to be treated as an operating activity, rather than an investing activity, allowing companies to easily shift cash flows between years by switching securities between "trading securities" and "cash equivalents."
ATRS is still trying to develop defined procedures for safe guarding its real estate investing activity.
Purchases of marketable securities were the primary investing activity, amounting to 17.2 percent in 1999 and 34.2 percent in 1998.