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Hell or High Water Contract

A hell or high water contract (also known as a promise-to-pay contract) is a non-cancelable contract whereby the purchaser must make the specified payments to the seller, regardless of any difficulties they may encounter. Hell or high water clauses read more

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Unquoted Public Company

An unquoted public company, also known as an unlisted public company, is a firm that has issued equity shares that are no longer traded on a stock exchange.

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Vested Benefit Obligation (VBO)

Vested benefit obligation (VBO) refers to the actuarial present value of the pension plan that has been earned by employees and is one measure of a firm’s pension fund liability.

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Asian Financial Crisis

The Asian financial crisis, also called the Asian Contagion, was a sequence of currency devaluations and other events that began in the summer of 1997 and spread through many Asian markets. The currency markets first failed in Thailand as the result read more

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Technocracy

A technocracy is an ideology or form of government wherein decision-makers are chosen for office based on their technical expertise and background. A technocracy differs from a traditional democracy in that individuals elected to a leadership role read more

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Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

A certified public accountant (CPA) is a designation given by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) to individuals that pass the Uniform CPA Examination and meet the education and experience requirements. The CPA designation read more

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Global Macro Strategy

A global macro strategy is a hedge fund or mutual fund strategy that bases its holdings primarily on the overall economic and political views of various countries or their macroeconomic principles. Holdings may include long and short positions in read more

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Days Payable Outstanding – DPO Definition

Days payable outstanding (DPO) is a financial ratio that indicates the average time (in days) that a company takes to pay its bills and invoices to its trade creditors, which include suppliers, vendors or other companies. The ratio is calculated on read more

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Currency Exchange

A currency exchange is a business that has the legal right to exchange one currency for another to its customers. Currency exchange of physical money (coins and paper bills), is usually done over a counter at a teller station. Currency exchange businesses read more

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Qualifying Investment