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50% of capital invested in modest settlement (6)


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'settlement' is the definition.
(I know that settlement can be written as colony)

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(Other definitions for colony that I've seen before include "New settlement abroad" , "Country controlled by another's settlers" , "Settler's territory" , "Beavers' group" , "Group of animals or plants living together" .)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.
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