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cost of capital

cost of capital  

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The rate of return an enterprise has to offer to induce investors to provide it with capital. The cost of loan capital is the rate of interest that has to be paid. The cost of equity capital is the ...
plough-back

plough-back  

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The system of financing investment in firms by retaining profits. This is contrasted with financing investment by borrowing or issuing new equity capital. The advantage of plough-back is that it ...
risk sharing

risk sharing  

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The sharing of risk between economic agents. Suppose a firm wishes to finance a risky project. If it uses its own money, it bears all the risk itself. If it issues equity capital to finance x percent ...
shareholders' equity

shareholders' equity  

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That part of the liabilities of an organization that, by right, represents the shareholders' interest in the firm. It includes the paid-up shares, the share premium account, reserves, and other ...
tier 1 capital

tier 1 capital  

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Equity capital held by a bank against its risks. According to the Basle Convergence Accord on capital adequacy, its value should be at least 4% of the bank's risk-adjusted assets.

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