ASSET Definition

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ASSET is anything owned by an individual or a business, which has commercial or exchange value. Assets may consist of specific property or claims against others, in contrast to obligations due others. (See also Liabilities).

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CARTAGE/CARRIAGE INWARDS occurs when a business has to pay for purchased goods to be delivered to its premises.

RESERVE CAPITAL is that part of the nominal (current value) of a business that has not yet been called up. It is thus a reserve, which can be drawn on in case of need.

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