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ZERO COUPON CONVERTIBLE

Zero coupon bond that can be converted to common stock at a set price or if government issued into a bond bearing interest.

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ZIPPER CLAUSE

Provision of collective bargaining agreements stating that all parts of the agreement are contained and nothing has ben left out.

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ZERO DEFECTS

Level of prevention of defects where output is within limits.

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ZOMBIE DEBT

Term describing old debts bought to life by actions of collecting it.

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ZERO DISCHARGE TECHNOLOGY

Industrial processes that won’t release any toxic or harmful material into the environment.

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ZONATION

Dividing land into zones according to features or intensity of disasters.

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ZERO DIVIDEND PREFERENCE SHARE

Share receiving a fixed sum on redemption.

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ZONE OF POSSIBLE AGREEMENT

Acceptable range of outcomes from negotiation between parties.

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ZERO GROWTH STOCK

A stock that will return a set amount until it matures.

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ZONING

Legislative process dividing land into zones for different uses such as industrial, open space, residential. See zonation.

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ZERO INVENTORIES

Stage of ‘just in time inventory control’ where any waste is removed and only on hand and required inventory is available.

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ZONING CODE

Local law saying how each parcel of land will be used. Also known as zoning ordinance.

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ZERO COUPON INFLATION SWAP

A swap that exchanges floating for fixed rates at maturation. There are no intervening payments during the transaction. They are long term and last 10 or more years. Refer to annual inflation swap and inflation swap.

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ZERO COUPON SWAP

A sway exchanging periodic payments for one lump payment at maturation.

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ZERO COUPON YIELD CURVE

A yield curve showing discounts for maturities from a starting point to present. This is done through stripping the yield curve.

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ZERO MINUS TICK

When a security sells at the price the last transaction had. This price is lower than the transaction prior to that one. Refer to minus tick, plus tick and zero plus tick.

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ZERO PLUS TICK

Selling a security at the same price as the last time but higher than the one prior to it. Refer to minus tick, plus tick, and zero minus tick,

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ZOMBIE

A company that is insolvent but continues to operate. This is done before restructuring or a bail out occur.

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Z SCORE

The probability of bankruptcy. It is based on five financial ratios.

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Z TABLE

an early mortality table which showed the actual mortality experienced by those insured by major insurers between 1925 and 1934.

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