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WORLD BANK: (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development) An agency of the United Nations that was established in 1945 to promote the economic development of the poorer nations in the world. They pursue this goal by providing low-interest loans to less development countries and offering technical assistance on the best ways to use these loans. Funds for the loans are obtained by the World Bank by selling bonds on the world's financial markets. It's long-run economic development orientation is usually coordinated with the shorter-run efforts of its sister U. N. agency, the International Monetary Fund.

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CURRENT ACCOUNT: One of two parts of a nation's balance of payments (the other is capital account). It is a record of all trade, exports and imports, between a nation and the rest of the world. The current account is separated into merchandise, services, and what's called unilateral transfers. The merchandise part is nothing other than the well-known balance of trade. There's also a lesser known balance of services -- the difference between services imported and exported.

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FEDERAL RESERVE PYRAMID

A representation of the structure of the U.S. Federal Reserve System that is shaped like a pyramid with the Chairman at the top and thousands of commercial banks (and the non-bank public) at the bottom. By the numbers, the Federal Reserve pyramid includes 1 Chairman, 7 members of the Board of Governors, 37 Federal Reserve Banks, around 20,000 commercial banks, and 300 million people making up the non-bank public.

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