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Key Currency

Key Currency What is 'Key Currency' The currency used as a reference in an international transaction or when setting an exchange rate. The key currency used is usually issued by a stable,

Killer Application

DefinitionIn marketing terminology, a killer application is any computer program that is so necessary or desirable that it proves the core value of some larger technology, such as computer h

Kondratieff Wave

DefinitionIn economics, Kondratiev waves are hypothesized cycle-like phenomena in the modern world economy. Kondratieff Wave What is 'Kondratieff Wave' A long-term cycle present in capital

Hardening

Hardening What is 'Hardening' 1. A term used to describe a price of commodity or futures contracts that is gradually stabilizing. 2. A futures market that is slowly advancing in prices.

Hawala

DefinitionHawala or hewala, also known as hundi or—in Somali, xawala or xawilaad—is a popular and informal value transfer system based not on the movement of cash, or on telegraph or com

Kanban

DefinitionKanban is a scheduling system for lean manufacturing and just-in-time manufacturing. Taiichi Ohno, an industrial engineer at Toyota, developed kanban to improve manufacturing effic

Kremlinomics

Kremlinomics What is 'Kremlinomics' A financial buzz word used to describe economic policies which some view to be overly leftist. Kremlinomics alludes to the communist policies of the Rus

Kiasu

DefinitionKiasu is a Hokkien word that means a grasping, selfish attitude. Kiasu What is 'Kiasu' A Chinese adjective used to describe a person's fear of losing out (to someone else). Kiasu

Halted Issue

Halted Issue What is 'Halted Issue' A planned security offering that does not go forward as planned. A halted issue can relate to an initial public offering (IPO) that will no longer occur

Health Maintenance Organization (HMO)

DefinitionIn the United States, a health maintenance organization is a medical insurance group that provides health services for a fixed annual fee. It is an organization that provides or ar
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