depreciation depreciation  /dɪ ˌpri ʃi ˈeɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) a decrease in price or value
  2. (n) decrease in value of an asset due to obsolescence or use
  3. (n) a communication that belittles somebody or something


  1. Depreciation charges have risen for a number of reasons.
  2. Faster depreciation would reduce taxes and thus increase the capital available for investment.
  3. And because home prices have climbed dramatically in recent years, depreciation has climbed.


  1. 3 Companies That Will Benefit From Brazil's Currency Depreciation

    3 Companies That Will Benefit From Brazil's Currency Depreciation        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

  2. This Nation May Be Most at Risk From Capital Flight

    Brazil could be the country most at risk from the slowdown in emerging markets, with analysts saying the Latin American nation could be highly vulnerable to both currency depreciation and capital outflows.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: CNBC

  3. Transat A.T. Inc. - Results for Second Quarter 2013 - Significant improvement in winter results, return to ...

    For the second quarter: Revenues of $1.1 billion, compared with $1.2 billion in 2012. $28.9 million improvement in margin ($2.7 million before amortization and depreciation 1 and before restructuring charges, ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. Glenn Stevens, Governor of the Reserve Bank, said: "Recent reductions in borrowing rates, the depreciation of the exchange rate and the fiscal stimulus will work to assist growth in the period ahead, but deteriorating international conditions and...
    on Nov 4, 2008 By: Glenn Stevens Source: Independent

  2. "If we can spread the depreciation burden around the world, that obviously would be helpful to the Canadian economy," Harper said in an interview with Bloomberg in Ottawa.
    on Jun 21, 2010 By: Stephen Harper Source: BusinessWeek

  3. "A gradual depreciation of the New Zealand dollar remains desirable" as it would boost export returns and discourage household spending on imports, Bollard said.
    on May 18, 2010 By: Alan Bollard Source: BusinessWeek

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