American Depository Receipt (ADR)

Business / Finance / American Depository Receipt (ADR): Certificates issued by a U.S. depository bank, representing foreign shares held by the bank, usually by a branch or correspondent in the country of issue. One ADR may represent a portion of a foreign share, one share or a bundle of shares of a foreign corporation. If the ADR's are 'sponsored,' the corporation provides financial information and other assistance to the bank and may subsidize the administration of the ADR 'Unsponsored' ADRs do not receive such assistance. ADRs are subject to the same currency, political, and economic risks as the underlying foreign share. Arbitrage keeps the prices of ADRs and underlying foreign shares, adjusted for the SDR/ordinary ratio essentially equal. American depository shares (ADS) are a similar form of certification.

Other Words for Receipt

Receipt Verb Synonyms: sales receipt, register receipt, sales slip, ticket, stub, counterfoil, proof of purchase, voucher
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International Depository Receipt (IDR)

Business / Finance / International Depository Receipt (IDR): A receipt issued by a bank as evidence of ownership of one or more shares of the underlying stock of a foreign corporation that the bank holds in trust. The advantage of the IDR structure is that the MORE

Depository Trust Company (DTC)

Business / Finance / Depository Trust Company (DTC): Check made out directly by a local bank to a particular firm or person. MORE

Depository Trust And Clearing Corporation (DTCC)

Business / Taxes / Depository Trust And Clearing Corporation (DTCC): The DTCC is the world's largest securities depository, holding trillions of dollars in assets for the members of the financial industry that own the corporation. It is also a national clearinghouse fo MORE

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