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1992

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A Dictionary of Economics (5 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
64 words

The programme of the European Community (EC) aimed at unifying its *internal market by 1992. The

A/B structure

A/B structure   Reference library

The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005

Description of a two-tranche transaction: the A tranche is usually in the form of senior debt, while the B tranche

A1

A1   Reference library

The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005

1 Used to indicate the best kind of insurance risk at Lloyds of London, hence A1 at Lloyds. For

A1

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (6 ed.)

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2018

A description of property or a person that is in the best condition. In marine insurance, before a vessel can

AAA

AAA   Reference library

The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005

Shorthand term (taken from the credit rating system) used informally to indicate top credit worthiness.

AADFI

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (6 ed.)

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2018

Abbreviation for *Association of African Development Finance Institutions.

aajir

aajir (Islam)   Reference library

The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005

The lessor in a risk-sharing transaction, a practice permitted under Islamic law (the shira). See ijara.

ABA

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (6 ed.)

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2018

Abbreviation for *American Bankers Association.

abandon

abandon   Reference library

The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005

Leaving an option to expire unexercised (cf. cabinet trade; exercise).

abandonment

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (6 ed.)

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2018

1. The surrender of title, rights, or claim to financial assets or any other type of property.

2. Not exercising

abandonment option

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (6 ed.)

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2018

A clause in a contract that gives one or both parties the right to withdraw from the agreement at will,

abatement

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A Dictionary of Economics (5 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
66 words

Reduction in amount, degree, or intensity of an activity. In *environmental economics abatement is used to describe a reduction

abatement cost

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A Dictionary of Economics (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
69 words

The cost of securing a reduction in pollution. The abatement cost can be quoted as a cost per unit or

Abbott, Edith

Abbott, Edith (1876–1957)   Reference library

The Biographical Dictionary of American Economists

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2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
1,128 words

Abbott was born on 26 September 1876 in Grand Island, Nebraska, and died there on 28 July 1957. Her

abbreviated accounts

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (6 ed.)

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2018

Formerly, a shorter form of annual accounts that could be filed by an entity qualifying as a small company under

ABC Agreement

ABC Agreement (USA)   Reference library

The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005

The legal basis for a firm to finance the purchase of a membership of the New York Stock Exchange for

ABC securities

ABC securities (USA)   Reference library

The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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2005

A non-interest-paying convertible where the dividends on the underlying issue of common stock are passed through to the holders if

ABCP

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (6 ed.)

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2018

Abbreviation for asset-backed *commercial paper.

ABI

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (6 ed.)

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2018

Abbreviation for *Association of British Insurers.

ability to pay

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The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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Current Version:
2005

Generally a condition of an issuer of long-term debt to meet the principal and interest payments (cf. default). See

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