disinvestment disinvestment  /dɪs ɪn ˈvɛst mənt/


  • (n) the withdrawal of capital from a country or corporation


  1. A disinvestment campaign could be tough to pull off.
  2. Some favor disinvestment but cannot say so publicly because that might violate security laws.
  3. But then we enter a downward spiral of disinvestment.



  1. Bloomberg said it heralds a turnaround following "decades of disinvestment and neglect" that shrank Coney Island's "storied" amusement district to "a shell of its former glory."
    on May 28, 2010 By: Michael Bloomberg Source: BusinessWeek

  2. "I would talk to them, but I would build an international coalition that would promote and push economic sanctions on them," Richardson said. "Sanctions would work on Iran. They are susceptible to disinvestment policy. They are susceptible to...
    on Jun 10, 2007 By: Bill Richardson Source: Forbes

  3. "Fiscal deficit and disinvestment of public sector units - all these issues will be tackled by the finance minister in the Budget," Singh said, in a remark which will keep alive the suspense over whether government will put disinvestment back on...
    on May 28, 2009 By: Manmohan Singh Source: Economic Times

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