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The Economist Style Guide, 10th Edition by The Economist

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Abbreviations

Here is a list of some common business abbreviations. See also abbreviations in Part 1, internet, pages 194–6.

ABC

activity-based costing

ACH

automated clearing house

ADR

American depositary receipt

AG

Aktiengesellschaft (Austrian, German or Swiss public limited company)

AGM

annual general meeting

AIBD

Association of International Bond Dealers

AIM

Alternative Investment Market (UK)

AMEX

American Stock Exchange

APR

annualised percentage rate (of interest)

APT

arbitrage pricing theory

ARPU

average revenue per user/unit

ARR

accounting rate of return

ASB

Accounting Standards Board (UK)

B2B

business-to-business

B2C

business-to-consumer

BACS

bankers’ automated clearing services ...

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