REFERENDUM is when a legislative act is referred for final approval to a popular vote by the electorate, e.g., a bond referendum.
HOSTILE TAKEOVER occurs when a company attempts to buy out another whether they like it or not. A hostile takeover can occur only through publicly traded shares, as it requires the acquirer to bypass the board of directors and purchase the shares from other sources. This is difficult unless the shares of the target company are widely available and easily purchased (i.e., they have high liquidity). A hostile takeover may presage a corporate raid.
ARR is an acronym for Accounting Rate of Return.
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