International Dictionary of Finance

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9780471363286: International Dictionary of Finance

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Virtually all business today is global business. That means that no matter what area of business or finance you are involved in—whether it’s banking, commodities trading, or corporate accounting—you simply cannot afford to fall behind in the ever-changing language of global finance. You need ready access to complete definitions of all key financial terms now in use, both transnationally and domestically, in all the world’s major financial centers. You need the International Dictionary of Finance.

  • More than 3,000 financial terms
  • Terms in the major categories of Money Markets, Commodity Markets, Securities Markets, Banking, and Insurance
  • Terms from business finance, public finance, accounting, savings and investment, statistics and technology, and more
  • Extensive cross-referencing

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The most up-to-date international dictionary of finance

The incredibly rich cross-fertilization of languages and business cultures in today’s global marketplace has spawned a dizzying array of new financial terms. At the same time, sophisticated new technologies allow instant access to virtually any domestic market, anywhere in the world, any time of day. Each has its own unique financial lingo: valeur, zin, Buba, bull dog bond, aliquot, or jikihone bill . . . you get the idea.

If you are involved in international business, you know how important it is to stay in sync with its colorful, constantly changing language. The International Dictionary of Finance now makes it easier than ever.

Compiled by the editors, researchers, reporters, and affiliated scholars of The Economist, the International Dictionary of Finance is an authoritative desktop reference featuring more than 3,000 common—and some not so common—financial terms used in all of the world’s major financial centers. Most entries apply to the five major categories of Money Markets, Commodity Markets, Securities Markets, Banking, and Insurance. You’ll also find terms from the worlds of business finance, public finance, accounting, investment appraisal, savings and investment, and statistics and technology. And, to help you reach as complete an understanding of a term or concept as possible, the International Dictionary of Finance is fully cross-referenced.

THE ECONOMIST: Launched in 1843, The Economist is the most authoritative and influential international news and business magazine. It is widely read by top decision-makers and finance and business professionals worldwide.

About the Author:

GRAHAM BANNOCK is a graduate of the London School of Economics and author of several books on finance and business. Formerly managing director of The Economist Intelligence Unit, he is now with Bannock Consulting Ltd, an economic research and computer software company in London. He is coauthor of The Dictionary of Economics and has written several other books.
WILLIAM MANSER is a graduate of Cambridge University and read International Law and Economics at Geneva University. He has been an economic adviser to Baring Brothers and the British Institute of Management. His many other books and writings include Britain in Balance, The British Economic Base, and The Financial Role of Multinational Enterprise.

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