FINANCIAL RESTRUCTURING is a process geared at avoiding the liquidation of the Company. Usually it involves agreement by third parties to satisfy creditors claims under certain terms and conditions. Financial restructuring may also be carried out by concluding an agreement with all creditors of the Company under which creditors will be paid on somewhat different terms than those initially accepted by the Company when credit and loans were extended. This form of financial restructuring enables the Company to continue its operations and minimize creditors' losses. See also RESTRUCTURING.
FINRA REGULATION is an independent subsidiary of FINRA that regulates the activities of broker/dealers in the over-the-counter industry and the NASDAQ Stock Market. FINRA Regulation carries out its regulatory responsibilities through education, examinations, market surveillance, registration of securities personnel, advertising and underwriting reviews, disciplinary actions for rule violations, investigation of customer complaints, and forums to resolve disputes. FINRA Regulation also regulates the sale of mutual funds, direct participation programs, and variable annuities.
EMU see Economic and Monetary Union.
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