high finance

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n high finance large and complex financial transactions (often used with the implication that those individuals or institutions who engage in them are unethical)
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Quotations

  • John Bentley
    John Bentley
    “What is high finance? It?s knowing the difference between one and ten, multiplying, subtracting and adding. You just add noughts. It?s no more than that.”

Usage

In literature:

Mr. Memminger, of South Carolina, had a high reputation for knowledge of finance.
"The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Jefferson Davis
It seems that the highest aim of the high finance is to catch your neighbour telling the truth by accident.
"Dross" by Henry Seton Merriman
Now that we have sold our coal lands in Kentucky, you and I are interested in high finance.
"Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders in the Great North Woods" by Jessie Graham Flower
High finance was always beyond my mental grasp.
"Love Among the Chickens" by P. G. Wodehouse
That is, so long as it's something that has to do with finance, high or low.
"Torchy As A Pa" by Sewell Ford
Cupid in High Finance.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
Bivens, the new sensation in high finance, she had established as her star boarder in his absence!
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
So there was a day when Ida Mary said we were going to go under, unless we could do some high financing within thirty days.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
He is in the "high finance," in fact.
"Fair Margaret" by Francis Marion Crawford
He suspected that men high up in finance were back of the plot, and wanted to get the whole group.
"Boy Scouts in the Canal Zone" by G. Harvey Ralphson
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In news:

Nicholas Jarecki's thriller set against the backdrop of high finance is produced by Saudi filmmaker Mohammed Al Turki.
Iran's finance minister tells CNN that oil prices could rise as high as $160 a barrel.
Concern among county officials about Fontana Unified's financing methods comes at a time when more eyes are on school financing, in part because of the high-profile financing woes in San Diego County's Poway Unified School District.
The $1.6 million loan from the city was the last piece of a complex financing package assembled for the Levoy Theatre Preservation Society, the nonprofit that owns the North High Street property.
Mid-Atlantic States Grow Finance, Food Processing, High Tech Industries.
The draft of his new act to govern the financing of education would allow K-12 students to choose school districts, expand use of online learning and hand out monetary incentives of $2,500 per semester for finishing high school early.
Tax increment financing (TIF) has always been a key tool in the municipal arsenal to make high-quality development projects possible.
Testified before the Senate Finance Committee today on the need to eliminate the Medicare physician payment formula and replace it with a viable system that will support high-quality, high-value care for patients.
That's why top finance directors are paid high sums to keep track of a company's profits (or, indeed, losses).
Social Security's finances weakening, thanks to rough economy, high energy prices.
The punter and kickoff specialist has skills that could take him to the NFL or the world of high finance.
Mid-Atlantic States Grow Finance, Food Processing, High Tech Industries.
Bloomberg finance reporter Nina Mehta joins us to explain high-frequency trading.
The Internal Revenue Service is pressing ahead with a criminal investigation into the finances of Ramon DeSage, a high-rolling, international businessman who supplies luxury gifts to the casino industry.
SACRAMENTO, Calif – California lawmakers approved billions of dollars Friday in construction financing for the initial segment of the nation's first dedicated high-speed rail line connecting Los Angeles and San Francisco.
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In science:

Pictet, “An Introduction to High-Frequency Finance”, Academic Press (2001).
An interest rates cluster analysis
Pictet, 2001, An Introduction to High-Frequency Finance (Academic Press).
On pricing of interest rate derivatives
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