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amount missing from expected total an amount that is missing that would make the total expected sum

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    The employers assume some of the risks by, for example, being obligated to replenish any shortfall in the pension fund. The pensioners and actives assume some of the risk via, for example, partial (instead of full) compensation for inflation.
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  • Turks and Caicos Islands

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    reforms were to be implemented. New elections are due by 2013 while the UK foreign office commited to paying off old government debts and cover revenue shortfalls.

  • Formulating a Contingency Funding Plan to Manage Liquidity Risks

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    A contingency funding plan (CFP) should describe the procedures that a bank or financial institution will implement to fund cash flow shortfalls that could occur in situations of stress or liquidity crises. To develop effective stressed or crisis-based CFP procedures, institutions must create
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    6% of GDP in 2008. However, shielded by euro membership, Greece initially appeared to be relatively unaffected by the global financial crisis. Greek banks were free of toxic debt and the budget deficit forecast for 2009 of 5% of GDP appeared relatively modest compared with the large shortfalls projected


Definitions of ’shortfall’ and meaning of ’shortfall’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’shortfall’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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