ACCOUNTING ENTITY Definition

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ACCOUNTING ENTITY is an organization, institution or being that has its own existence for legal or tax purposes. An accounting entity is often an organization with an existence separate from its individual members--for example, a corporation, partnership, trust, etc. See also ACCOUNTING ENTITY ASSUMPTION.

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GLOBALIZATION is the name for the process of increasing the connectivity and interdependence of the worlds markets and businesses. In its literal sense, globalization is a social change, an increased connectivity among societies and their elements due to transculturation; the explosive evolutions of transport and communication technologies to facilitate international cultural and economic exchange are examples of globalization.

NO-LOAD FUND is a mutual fund sold directly to investors without commissions paid to salesmen or other up-front costs. Some funds charge surrender fees, although a pure no-load fund has no sales, exit or marketing fees.

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