Financial and physical capital

Financial capital includes assets and liabilities that have a degree of liquidity and tradability as a discrete store of value. They come in many forms and include:

  • currency
  • deposits
  • debt
  • company shares
  • government bonds
  • other financial instruments. 

Physical capital includes fixed assets that are used repeatedly or continuously in production processes. This includes real, or tangible, assets (eg, machinery, buildings, roads, harbours, airports) and non-tangible assets (eg, computer software, intellectual property, and other specialised knowledge).

Financial capital includes assets and liabilities that have a degree of liquidity and tradability as a discrete store of value.

 

William McLean of Wellington imported the first two motor vehicles into New Zealand in 1898.

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