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Sustainable finance.

Publication Type:Reference

Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2021. 2p.

Abstract:Sustainable finance is a growing trend in business that considers environmental, social, and economic factors as the primary reasons for investment decisions. The movement had its start in the 1980s and early 1990s, and slowly grew in popularity as glo...

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Debt Buying: Overview.

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Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2021. 3p.

Abstract:Creditors such as banks, hospitals, and credit card companies routinely write off unpaid consumer debt that they have been unable to collect. There are tax advantages for the companies that declare these losses, and "charge-off" debt can be removed fro...

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Green finance.

Publication Type:Reference

Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2020. 1p.

Abstract:Green finance refers to the investment and development of green technologies. Green technologies are sustainable, meaning that they have a reduced or minimized impact on the environment. Green finance is a growing subset of the world economy. Many indu...

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World Assembly of Muslim Youth.

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Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2021.

Abstract:Summary: WAMY is ostensibly a Muslim youth group and charity organization. In fact, it is also a considered to be a front for the Saudi government and others to fund terrorist groups and activities worldwide. While WAMY does organize conferences and ca...

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Unicorn (finance).

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Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2020. 2p.

Abstract:In finance, a unicorn refers to a company, usually a start-up, valued at $1 billion or more. As of 2020, there were about four hundred unicorns throughout the world. Most were based in the United States and China and dealt in various branches of the te...

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Payback period.

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Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2020. 2p.

Abstract:Payback period is a financial term referring to the amount of time it takes for an investment to earn back the money spent on it. The term is used as a measure of the investment’s profitability; an investment with a shorter payback period is considered...

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L'Académie Française Is Founded.

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Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2019. 1p.

Abstract:The prestigious Académie Française, or French Academy, the official literary society of France, was founded by a royal patent issued by the statesman Cardinal Richelieu on behalf of King Louis XIII on January 29, 1635. It was approved by Richelieu as p...

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Market share.

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Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2020. 2p.

Abstract:In economics, market share is an industry-specific metric that measures the amount of business a particular company commands among a particular group of consumers. It is expressed as a percentage of the total amount of revenue or sales volume generated...

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Benjamin Graham (investor).

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Source(s):Salem Press Biographical Encyclopedia, 2020. 2p.

Abstract:Investor. Benjamin Graham was born Benjamin Grossbaum in London, England, on May 9, 1894. His parents, Isaac and Dora Grossbaum, moved to New York City when Graham was just one year old. As a young man, Graham won a scholarship to Columbia University, ...

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Positive accounting.

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Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2022. 2p.

Abstract:In business and finance, positive accounting is a theory in accounting research that explains and predicts a firm's choice of accounting methods. The theory provides reasons as to why managers choose particular accounting practices and why managers may...

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