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CUSIP NUMBER Definition
CUSIP NUMBER is a unique nine-character alpha/numeric code assigned to a security by Standard & Poor's Corporation, which appears on the face of each certificate. The primary use of the number is to expedite the clearance and settlement process.
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LETTER OF GUARANTEE is a written promise issued by a bank to compensate (pay a sum of money) to the beneficiary (third party, local or foreign) in the event that the obligor (customer) fails to honor its obligations in accordance with the terms and conditions of the guarantee/agreement/contract.
BACKLOG is value of unfilled orders placed with a manufacturing company. Whether a firms backlog is rising or falling is a clue to its future sales and earnings.