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caveat emptor

caveat emptor (Let the buyer beware) (Latin)   Reference library

The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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Current Version:
2005

A principle of unregulated markets and dealings between professionals (cf. bazaar).

caveat emptor

caveat emptor   Reference library

The New Oxford Companion to Law

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law
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259 words

The principle of caveat emptor (or buyer beware) underpins UK financial market regulation and regulation internationally. Financial market regulation generally

caveat emptor

caveat emptor   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006
the principle that the buyer alone is responsible for checking the quality and suitability of goods before a purchase is made; the phrase is Latin and means, ‘let the buyer beware.’... ... More
costs of financial regulation

costs of financial regulation  

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In designing effective regulation, the benefits of intervention must be weighed against the costs of regulation. Financial market regulation carries a number of costs. Direct costs include the ...
hedge fund

hedge fund  

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An investment fund specializing in taking speculative positions in markets for shares or currencies. This may involve selling short, that is, selling forward shares or currency which the fund does ...
implied term

implied term  

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A provision of a contract not agreed to by the parties in words but either regarded by the courts as necessary to give effect to their presumed intentions or introduced into the contract by statute ...
information disclosure

information disclosure  

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Generally, there is no obligation to disclose information in English contract law. If I sell my neighbour my lawnmower, which he thinks is in good condition, but I know is ...
mis-selling of investment products

mis-selling of investment products  

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Investment products take many forms; but in essence they are devised by investment firms to enable members of the public to participate in a wider range of investment opportunities than ...

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