Glossary

Updated 1 April 2019

This glossary offers definitions of technical terms commonly used in the BIS Quarterly Review.

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debt security

Negotiable instrument serving as evidence of a debt. Debt securities include the following instruments: bills, bonds, notes, negotiable certificates of deposit, commercial paper, debentures, asset-backed securities, money market instruments and similar instruments normally traded in financial markets.

Updated: 11 Dec 2016
debt security

Negotiable instrument serving as evidence of a debt. Debt securities include the following instruments: bills, bonds, notes, negotiable certificates of deposit, commercial paper, debentures, asset-backed securities, money market instruments and similar instruments normally traded in financial markets.

Updated: 11 Dec 2016