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FINANCIAL DICTIONARY & GLOSSARY: DEB -
- money owed to someone (for a business this might include batik
loans, debentures, bonds, bills for goods or services, etc.)
debt financing - the issuing of bonds, debentures, etc., that have to be repaid.
debt/equity ratio - the amount of money a company has borrowed divided by shareholders' equity.
debtor - person, company or country that has borrowed money.
debtors (GB) or accounts receivable (US) - sums of money owed by customers for goods or services purchased on credit.
declining balance method of depreciation - sec reducing balance method.
deduct - to take away an amount of something (e.g. a withholding tax deducted from share dividend).
default - to fail to repay a loan at the scheduled time, or to fail to respect a contract.
defensive shares - offer a good yield but only a limited chance of a rise or decline in price.
defer - to put off (a payment, a decision, etc.) to a later time.
deferred liabilities - money owed that will not have to be paid during the current year: long-term loans, debentures, mortgages, etc.
deferred shares - do not receive a dividend until other categories of shares have received theirs.
deficit - a deficiency, or an excess of expenditure over income.
deflation - the opposite of inflation, a reduction in the money supply.
del credere agent - an agent who bears the risk of non-payment by his customers; for taking this risk he or she is usually paid an extra commission.
demand - the willingness and ability of consumers to purchase goods and services; to ask for something forcefully.
demand, differential pricing or multiple pricing - selling the same good or service at different prices to different market segments.
demand management - the Keynesian policy of stimulating an economy in a period of recession, and contracting it if it overheats.
demand-pull inflation - rising prices caused when total demand exceeds what a country can produce, even at full employment.
demerge - to split up a previously merged company into separate businesses.
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FINANCIAL DICTIONARY & GLOSSARY
a-ac, ac-am, am-as, as-ba, ba-be, be-br, br-cap, cap-cas, ce-col, col-com, com-cor, cor-cu, cu-deb, deb-dem, dep-dis, dis-du, du-em, em-ex, fa-fi, fi-fr, fr-ge, ge-gr, ha-im, im-ine, inf-int, int-inv, inv-la, la-li, li-lo, lo-mar, mar-mark, mat-mo, mo-na, na-od, of-ou, ov-pa, pa-po, po-pri, pri-pro, pro-qu, qu-red, red-res, res-sa, sa-sh, sh-sta, sta-sto, str-ta, ta-tr, tr-un, un-va, va-we, we-zz
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