Capital structure

Definition:

The makeup of the liabilities and stockholders' equity side of the balance sheet, especially the ratio of debt to equity and the mixture of short and long maturities.

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Official settlements balance (overall balance)

An overall measurement of a country's private financial and economic transactions with the rest of the world.

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