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QDIIChina's qualified domestic institutional investor (QDII) programme was announced in 2006 and officially launched in 2007. Under the scheme,...
QE
QE2Quantitative easing (QE) is the practice of expanding a central bank’s balance sheet by buying long-term assets in an attempt to drive down...
QE3The Fed announced in 2012 that it would begin a new programme of unlimited purchases of mortgage-backed securities – nicknamed QE3 or...
QFIIThe qualified foreign institutional investor (QFII) programme started in 2002 and allowed licensed foreign institutional investors a quota...
QII (qualified institutional investor)In certain countries where financial markets are not fully liberalised, an institutional investor authorised by the local financial...
qtr.Written abbreviation for quarter.
qualifiedHaving suitable knowledge, experience, or qualifications, especially for a particular job.Qualified agreement, approval etc is limited in...
qualified opinionAn auditor's opinion that highlights certain limitations in the audit of a company's financial statement, such as the lack of information on...
qualifying periodThe period of time before you are able to claim a particular benefit.
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