ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) is a trading block of countries in SE Asia. Originally formed as an anti-communist military alliance, it is now focused on developing a free trade agreement among member nations.
ILLIQUID is when cash flows generated by the firm are insufficient to meet the debt service. When speaking of money or an economy: being very liquid means it is driven by primarily by cash, checking/saving accounts, treasury bills, stocks and bonds, etc; while being very illiquid means it is driven primarily by human capital.
PROMISSORY NOTE, usually just called a note, is a NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENT wherein the maker agrees to pay a specific sum at a definite time.
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