Current Account

In business economics this refers to a measure of a countries exports and imports.

The current account measures trade in Goods (visible trade), trade in services (invisible trade), investment incomes and Net transfers (international aid). A deficit on the current account typically means that the value of imports is greater than the value of exports.

In business, a current account also refers to a bank account with unlimited access to pay in and withdraw funds.

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