Basket credit default swap

Definition:

A credit derivative contract that provides a payoff when any of the multiple reference entities default. The contract specifies the number of defaults after which the payoff is generated, based on which the instrument is classified as first-to-default CDS, second-to-default CDS or more generally nth-to-default CDS.

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Withholding tax

A tax levied by a country of source on income paid, usually on dividends remitted to the home country of the firm operating in a foreign country.

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