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A Dictionary of Economics (5 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
67 words
The programme of the European Community (EC) aimed at unifying its *internal market by 1992. The target was the elimination of all barriers to the movement of goods, people, and capital ... More
A-share

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A Dictionary of Economics (5 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
69 words
An *ordinary share in a company which, while it receives the same dividends as other ordinary shares, does not give its holder any voting rights. A-shares are issued to enable the group ... More
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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2005

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

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2014

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

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 be insured, it has to be inspected to check its condition. If it is ... More
AAA

AAA   Reference library

The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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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 (5 ed.)

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2014

Abbreviation for *Association of African Development Finance Institutions.

AADFI

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
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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Current Version:
2005

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

abandonment

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (5 ed.)

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2014

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

2. Not exercising

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 an ...

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, usually without limitation and without penalty. This is particularly common in ... More
abatement

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A Dictionary of Economics (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
67 words
Reduction in amount, degree, or intensity of an activity. In *environmental economics abatement is used to describe a reduction in the emission of pollutants. Technical abatement refers to ... More
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 the total cost of achieving a given target. The marginal abatement cost should be ... More
Abbott, Edith

Abbott, Edith (1876–1957)   Reference library

The Biographical Dictionary of American Economists

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
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 (5 ed.)

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2014

A shorter form of annual accounts that may be filed by a company qualifying as a small or medium-sized company

abbreviated accounts

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018

Formerly, a shorter form of annual accounts that could be filed by an entity qualifying as a small company under the Companies Act. Under the new EU ...

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