Capital stock

Definition:

Stock authorized by a firm's charter and having par value, stated value, or no par value. The number and the value of issued shares are usually shown, together with the number of shares authorized, in the capital accounts section of the balance sheet. See: Common stock.

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Revaluation

An increase in the foreign exchange value of a currency that is pegged to other currencies or gold.

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