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balance of payments

n.
A systematic record of a nation's total payments to foreign countries, including the price of imports and the outflow of capital and gold, along with the total receipts from abroad, including the price of exports and the inflow of capital and gold.

balance of payments

n
(Economics) the difference over a given time between total payments to foreign nations, arising from imports of goods and services and transfers abroad of capital, interest, grants, etc, and total receipts from foreign nations, arising from exports of goods and services and transfers from abroad of capital, interest, grants, etc

bal′ance of pay′ments


n.
the difference between a nation's payments to foreign countries and its receipts from foreign countries.

balance of payments

A country’s balance of payments is the difference between the amount it receives for its exports and the amount it pays to other countries for its imports. The balance of payments is divided into: visible items, which are goods, e.g. cars, coffee, oil; and invisible items which are services, e.g. banking, insurance, shipping.
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Noun1.balance of payments - a system of recording all of a country's economic transactions with the rest of the world over a period of one year; "a favorable balance of payments exists when more payments are coming in than going out"
accounting - a system that provides quantitative information about finances
capital account - (economics) that part of the balance of payments recording a nation's outflow and inflow of financial securities
current account - that part of the balance of payments recording a nation's exports and imports of goods and services and transfer payments
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Accordingly, we have engaged advisers, Alvarez & Marsal and Centerview Partners, to assist us in the evaluation of all options available to us to improve our overall balance sheet health.
The countrys overall balance of payments (BOP) position in January 2018 posted a deficit of US$531 million, higher than the US$9 million deficit record in the same month last year.
Ithmaar Bank which owns 66 percent majority stake in Faysal Bank, whose contribution to the Islamic retail bank's overall balance sheet is expected to grow to more than half as a result of this planned expansion, Ithmaar Deputy Chief Executive Abdul Hakeem al-Mutawa had said.
England captain Harry Book, on the other hand, also expressed confidence of his side's victory over their opponent and said that the overall balance in the team is outstanding.
Meanwhile, England captain Harry Book too looked confident of his team's overall balance and hoped to outclass their rivals on Tuesday.
The overall balance of payments, which stood at -597 MTD vs.
The overall balance of risks to the inflation outlook remains tilted toward the upside due in part to possible higher crude oil prices.
The overall balance of payments (BoP) surplus of banks operating in the Egyptian market amounted to EGP 4.
After a lot of trial and error, I've found that if I point my toes out just barely, it helps with my overall balance.
It said the lack of homes available has impacted on sales, with an overall balance of three per cent more surveyors seeing a fall in agreed sales rather than an uplift last month.
It said the lack of homes available has impacted on sales, with an overall balance of 3% more surveyors seeing a fall in agreed sales rather than an uplift last month.
The deterioration of the current account deficit coupled with the weakening of the FDI and the sharp deterioration of the general balance of loans and borrowings has greatly affected the overall balance of payments, thus inducing a decline in foreign exchange reserves, the BCT analysed.