Authority bondA bond issued by a government agency or a corporation created to manage a revenue-producing public enterprise. The difference between an authority bond and a municipal bond is that margin protections may be incorporated in the authority bond contract as well as in the legislation that enables the authority.
Trade Promotion AuthorityTrade Promotion Authority
New (in 2000) name being used for Fast Track.
Budget authorityBudget authority
Broad responsibility by Congress that government agencies have the power to spend federal funds. Congress can specify criteria for the spending of these funds. For example, it may stipulate that a given agency must spend within a specific year, number of years, or any time in the future. The basic forms of budget authority are; appropriations, authority to borrow, contract authority, and authority to obligate and expend offsetting receipts and collections. The period of time during which Congress makes funds available may be specified as one-year, multiple years or no year. The available amount may be classified as either definite or indefinite; a specific amount or an unspecified amount can be made available. Authority may also be classified as current or permanent. Permanent authority requires no current action by Congress.
UK Listing AuthorityUK Listing Authority
The body authorised by the FSA that decides on the rules for the listing of public companies, reviews and approves the prospectuses of companies that want to list, and which in consultation with various departments of the London Stock Exchange, enforces those rules.
Financial Services AuthorityFinancial Services Authority
The replacement regulating body for the Securities and Investments Board (SIB). The FSA, which came into being on 28th October 1997, carries all regulatory responsibilities for the UK financial services industry. The overall broad objectives are:the protection of consumers of financial servicesthe promotion of clean and orderly marketsthe maintenance of confidence in the financial services systemIt is a criminal offence to conduct investment business without authorisation, and the FSA is empowered to prosecute those who break this rule. A Central Register is held which lists firms with authorisation.
Local authority investmentLocal authority investment
A bond issued by a local authority in order to raise capital for its budget.
Public housing authority bond
Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority
Local authority searches
Water authority search fee
Personal Investment Authority
Securities and Futures Authority