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gearing in Business basics topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgearinggear‧ing /ˈɡɪərɪŋ $ ˈɡɪr-/ noun [uncountable] technical  BBthe relationship between the amount of money that a company is worth and the amount that it owes in debts
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gearingMr Record said Britannia had net debts of £40m and gearing of 110 percent.The rise in companies' income gearing has also stabilised.A number of factors besides increased gearing may also have contributed to higher corporate default rates.The shell raising and lowering mechanism was overhauled and a new electric motor fitted with modern gearing and cable adjusting devices.My problem is one of gearing - basically it is too low in all gears.The company's gearing is 90 percent.The group's gearing is about 1,000 p.c.No credit is given for trusts' abilities to enhance returns through gearing.