hidden reserve

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Noun1.hidden reserve - reserves that do not show up on the balance sheet (as by understating values)
cookie jar reserve - a hidden reserve that can be used to adjust quarterly earning reports
reserve account, reserve fund - funds taken out of earnings to provide for anticipated future payments
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It was only the timely intervention of the hidden reserve that stopped the rot.
The aim is to activate the hidden reserve, which the Bulgarian economy needs, pointed out Rusinova.
"There is no hidden reserve of sharks and they are disappearing fast,"added Dr Sonntag.
But long- term benefits are many." The treasury stocks could give an advantage for the firm by serving as a hidden reserve that comes to the rescue in times of need/ crisis.
Table 2 provides characteristics of auctions based on how the seller structures the auction with respect to opening price and whether there is a hidden reserve. Sellers specify whether the auction has a hidden reserve, a minimum price that the seller is willing to accept.
It did--briefly--before a hidden reserve of sublease space flooded it.
Yet during a crisis these same companies can double, triple, or even quadruple their productivity by harnessing a -"hidden reserve" of enhanced performance.
Fickle Fortune's sister, the Meadetrained Hidden Reserve, won a mares' bumper first time out at Navan in December 2007, but did not appear again.
"If you look at those (hidden reserve) figures you can see those reserves increasing at a higher rate than the headline official figure, which indicates they are purchasing currency in the market," the strategist added.
A half-sister to multiple winner Solerina, Michael Bowe's mare has strong claims judged on a good debut at Navan nine days ago, when she finished nine lengths clear of the rest when beaten a length by Hidden Reserve.
The Minister told the Western Mail there is no hidden reserve of money that could be made available to farmers for Tir Mynydd.
The Michael Bowe-trained Fair Ina, runner-up to Hidden Reserve on her debut in a hot mares event at Navan recently, makes plenty of appeal in the finale.