COUNTRY RISK Definition

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COUNTRY RISK is the risk a depositor takes when placing funds on deposit outside the United States. The host country where the funds are domiciled may decree that no fund may be expatriated, or sent out of that country, until the decree is lifted.

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ANNUAL REPORT is the requirement for all public companies to file an annual report with the Securities and Exchange Commission detailing the preceding years financial results and plans for the upcoming year. Its regulatory version is called "Form 10 K." The report contains financial information concerning a companys assets, liabilities, earnings, profits, and other year-end statistics. The annual report is also the most widely-read shareholder communication.

SUBORDINATED DEBENTURE, in securities, is a debt issue whose claim on assets is subordinated to that of general creditors in the event of a liquidation, as stated in the bond indenture.

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