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 (dĭ-vĕst′, dī-)
tr.v. di·vest·ed, di·vest·ing, di·vests
1. To strip, as of clothes.
a. To deprive, as of rights or property; dispossess.
b. To free of; rid: "Most secretive of men, let him at last divest himself of secrets, both his and ours" (Brendan Gill).
3. To sell off or otherwise dispose of (a subsidiary company or an investment).
4. Law To devest.

[Alteration (influenced by Medieval Latin dīvestīre, to undress) of devest.]

di·vest′ment n.


[daɪˈvestmənt] N (US) (Fin) → desinversión f
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Summary: Setting in motion a divestment plan aimed at mobilizing funds for a new phase of investments, the Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP), the multilateral development bank of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC), announced that it has signed an agreement to sell its 12 % stake in the Egypt-based Alexandria Carbon Black Company (ACBC) to the Aditya Birla Group, the majority shareholder of the company.
By Daniel Van Oudenaren October 20, 2008 (WASHINGTON) -- Two retirement fund systems in New Hampshire are asking a court to rule on whether the systems can comply with Sudan divestment legislation without violating the state constitution.
Lists of companies that do business with the Sudan is available from the Sudan Divestment Task Force at www.
He explained, however, that there were calls for divestment from various groups following a plea made by the Anglican bishop in Jerusalem, Riah Abu El-Assal, who is Palestinian, to disinvest from Caterpillar Inc.
Stora Enso, Helsinki, Finland has finalized the divestment of its Grycksbo Mill in Sweden to Accent.
Groups pressing for divestment faced a new obstacle in 1977, just as they were gaining momentum.
The divestment campaigns of 1985 and 1986 rocked America's universities and sent political analysts and "campus watchers" back to their dusty rooms to reasses their profile of the student left as a moribund, largely reactive scattering of unhappy individuals.
The divestments commented on in the report refer to the formation of a joint venture in Australia/New Zealand through the sale of 50% of the shares and deconsolidation of the operations from the start of the year, and to the divestment of Aylesford Newsprint, which is deconsolidated as from the start of the fourth quarter.
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The transaction will yield for Keppel Land China a net divestment gain (inclusive of exchange rate gain) of about RMB 368.
The Divestment Committee has been notified in terms of requirements of the Stock Exchanges (Corporatisation, Demutualization and Integration) Regulations, 2012 and has been entrusted with ensuring completion of the divestment process within six months.
ISLAMABAD -- The Finance Minister said that the divestment should be carried out in a transparent manner with completion of due process.