capital account




  • noun a country’s national account showing the capital invested in a infrastructure, or a firm’s account showing investment in plant and other assets


  • (written as Capital Account)
    One of two accounts that make up the balance of payments for a country, the other being the current account. The capital account keeps track of currency moving into and out of the country due to international investments, and is used by governmental financial institutions to determine fiscal strategy regarding currency valuations.