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Balance of payments

Balance of payments Definition

The balance of payments is a simple measure of the payments in financial capital that flow from one nation to another. If more money flows in than out, one has a positive balance of payments - if more flows out than in, one has then a negative balance. The money flowing over the border is like other money paying for goods, commodities, real estate, services, securities.

It's usually separated into:

  • Current Account. Goods and services.
  • Financial Account. Financial assets. (Stocks, Bonds, Foreign Direct Investments).
  • Capital Account. Non-financial assets.



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