capital gain

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capital gain

n.
The amount by which proceeds from the sale of a capital asset exceed the original cost.

capital gain

n
(Accounting & Book-keeping) the amount by which the selling price of a financial asset exceeds its cost

cap′ital gain′


n.
profit from the sale of assets, as bonds or real estate.
[1920–25]
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Noun1.capital gain - the amount by which the selling price of an asset exceeds the purchase price; the gain is realized when the asset is sold
financial gain - the amount of monetary gain
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With India and Pakistan, both nations economies offer the ideal conditions to make significant gains from trade. According to the World Bank 'The Promise of Regional Trade in South Asia', trade potential between two countries is estimated at $37 billion.
With India and Pakistan, both nations' economies offer the ideal conditions to make significant gains from trade. According to the World Bank's 'The Promise of Regional Trade in South Asia', trade potential between two countries is estimated at $37 billion.
The second question depends on the first: if either party freely chooses not to interact, no exchange occurs, and there are no gains from trade to be divided.
'Based on country RCAs (revealed comparative advantage), we also see some potential for some modest gains from trade diversion for Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines.
"There is a broad consensus among economists that there are aggregate gains from trade, and in that sense, trade barriers are detrimental to consumers and the aggregate economy," Nayar said.
Gains from Trade: Valuation Using the Demand for Foreign Factor Services (NBER Working Paper No.
* Yimei Zou, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, "Endogenous Production Networks and Gains from Trade"
(4) Nonetheless, for three strictly economic reasons--two short term and one long term--tipping is economically rational for business owners, customers, and waitstaff: it solves principal-agent problems; it leverages price discrimination via the gains from trade to capture a broader clientele base; and it builds social trust through a ritualistic signaling mechanism to encourage anonymous trade.
Enabling more SMEs to connect to international markets will ensure that the gains from trade are more broadly distributed.
Importantly, asymmetric information prevents both the realization of gains from trade and the production of information that is valuable to other market participants.
Global trade is slowing and a contributing factor could be that large and geographically fragmented nations focus on internal economic integration, as explained by Tyler Cowen for Bloomberg: "many nations lack integrated economic relations within their borders, and thus they could reap high gains from trade by opening up internally." Improved communications via the internet strengthen internal trade and integration for India and China, increasing efficiency with reduced costs and exchanges on methods.