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 whenever production or distribution of a financial service traditionally associated with one of the three major financial sectors is by actors from another sector.

A Collection of Financial Keywords and Phrases

 CCCN: Customs Cooperation Council Nomenclature
CPI: Consumer price index
EC: European Communities
ECU: European Currency Unit
EEC: European Economic Community
EU: European Union
LDC: Least Developed Country
FDI: Foreign Direct Investment
FIR: Factor intensity reversal
FTA: Free trade area
GATT: General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
GDP: Gross domestic product
GMO: Genetically modified organism
ICA: International commodity agreement
ITA: International Trade Administration
ITC: International Trade Commission
NAFTA: North American Free Trade Agreement
NGO: Non-governmental organization
NIC: Newly Industrializing Country
NTB: Nontariff barrier
MNC: Multinational Corporation
MNE: Multinational Enterprise
OECD: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
SDR: Special Drawing Right
TRIP: Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights
UNCTAD: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
VER: Voluntary export restraint
WTO: World Trade Organization

This Diwali, light up your personal finances


Diwali, the Festival of Lights, is not only a time for celebrating with family and friends but also an opportunity to illuminate and improve your personal finances. Here are some ways to light up your financial well-being during Diwali:

  1. Create a Financial Plan:

    • Just as you plan your Diwali celebrations, create a financial plan. Set clear financial goals, allocate funds for savings, investments, and expenses, and create a budget to stay on track.

  2. Debt Management:

    • Diwali is about dispelling darkness, and managing debt can be a significant step toward financial enlightenment. Focus on reducing high-interest debts and improving your credit score.

  3. Savings and Investments:

    • Consider Diwali as an opportunity to boost your savings and investments. Allocate a portion of your festive budget to savings or investments to grow your wealth over time.

  4. Gift Thoughtfully:

    • When buying gifts for loved ones, choose meaningful and thoughtful presents that fit your budget. Avoid overspending and prioritize the sentiment behind the gift.

  5. Shop Wisely:

    • Take advantage of Diwali sales and discounts when shopping for festive items. Compare prices, use coupons, and shop online to find the best deals.

  6. Charitable Giving:

    • Embrace the spirit of giving by allocating a portion of your budget for charitable donations during Diwali. Helping those in need is a noble financial practice.

  7. Long-Term Financial Goals:

    • Use the festival to reflect on your long-term financial goals. Consider your retirement, homeownership, and children's education. Diwali can be a time to reaffirm your commitment to these goals.

  8. Emergency Fund:

    • Ensure you have an emergency fund in place to cover unexpected expenses. A well-prepared financial cushion can provide peace of mind.

  9. Financial Literacy:

    • Take this opportunity to educate yourself and your family about financial literacy. Learning about financial concepts, investments, and money management is an investment in your future.

  10. Gratitude:

    • Express gratitude for your financial blessings. Acknowledging the positive aspects of your financial situation can boost your overall financial well-being.

  11. Review Financial Documents:

    • Diwali is an excellent time to review and update your financial documents, including your will, insurance policies, and investment portfolios.

  12. Consult with Financial Advisor:

    • If you have complex financial goals or need guidance, consider consulting with a financial advisor to help you make informed financial decisions.