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Reinvested earnings

Reinvested earnings are calculated as the difference between the earnings on equity accruing to direct investors and distributed earnings. The counter item of reinvested earnings presented in the current account is recorded in equity.

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Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • IMF