Capital Account

A tabulation of the flows of financial assets between domestic private residents and businesses and foreign private residents and businesses.

The following investment flows would be recorded in the capital account:
Purchase of foreign securities by domestic residents and purchases of domestic securities by foreign residents
Lending to foreign residents by domestic residents and borrowing by domestic residents from foreign residents.
Investment by domestic firms in foreign firms,and investment by foreign firms in domestic firms.
Deposits made my domestic central bank, finance ministries,treasuries, or national governments in a foreign central bank, and deposits made by a foreign entities in domestic central bank.