REDEMPTION Definition

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REDEMPTION is the repayment of the principal amount of a debt or security at or before maturity (as when a corporation repurchases its own stock).

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KITING, when used in the context of banking, refers to the practice of depositing and drawing checks at two or more banks and taking advantage of the time it takes for the second bank to collect funds from the first bank. Can also refer to illegally increasing the face value of a check by changing the printed amount of the check. When used in the context of securities, it refers to the manipulation and inflation of stock prices.

CORE COMPETENCY is a specific factor that a business believes as being central to the way it, or its employees work. A core competency normally fulfils three key criteria:

  • It provides customer benefits
  • It is not easy for competitors to imitate or duplicate
  • It can be leveraged widely to many products and markets.

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