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  1. Enron

    A U.S. energy-trading and utilities company that housed one of the biggest accounting frauds in history. Enron's executives employed accounting practices that falsely inflated the company's revenues, ...
  2. Bail-In

    A bail-in is an alternative to bail-outs of failing banks where investors take a loss rather than governments and taxpayers.
  3. European Sovereign Debt Crisis

    During the European debt crisis several countries in the eurozone faced the collapse of major financial institutions, high government debt and rapidly rising bond yield spreads in government ...
  4. Italexit (Italeave)

    Italexit, short for "Italy exit," also known as Italeave, is an Italian derivative of the term Brexit, which refers to the June 2016 United Kingdom vote to leave the European Union.
  5. Frexit

    Frexit – short for "French exit" – is a French spinoff of the term Brexit, which emerged when the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in June of 2016.
  6. The European Free Trade Association (EFTA)

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  7. Passporting

    Passporting is the exercise of the right for a firm registered in the European Economic Area (EEA) to do business in any other EEA state without needing further authorization in each country. ...
  8. European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement

    The European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement is an agreement made in 1992 that brings together the European Union-member countries and the three EEA/EFTA states – Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway ...
  9. Oustria

    Oustria, short for "Oust Austria," is an Austrian version of the term Brexit, which originated in June of 2016 when the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union.
  10. Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

    What is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)?
  11. Flat Tax

    A system that applies the same tax rate to every taxpayer regardless of income bracket. A flat tax applies the same tax rate to all taxpayers, with no deductions or exemptions allowed. Supporters ...
  12. Penny Stock

    A stock that trades at a relatively low price and market capitalization, usually outside of the major market exchanges. These types of stocks are generally considered to be highly speculative ...

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