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bail out

A popular term borrowed from aviation (e.g., a crew parachuting out of a striken aircraft) referring to any situation in which an operator or interventionist drops out or quits unexpectedly.
 
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According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the rash of bail-outs added a mammoth pounds 134.
DAVID Cameron has ruled out Britain contributing any more to the European bail-out of Greece.
A bank levy has been proposed as a way of making banks pay for future bail-outs of financial institutions.
Mr Darling hoped the charge he announced in last month's mini-Budget would generate pounds 550million - and ease public anger over banks paying huge bonuses despite massive taxpayer bail-outs.
The move comes days after Bank of England governor Mervyn King called for more competition in the banking sector as the impact of the financial crisis and state bail-outs fades.
Remuneration is a thorny issue for banks after the Government bail-outs of last year and although Barclays did not receive state aid, its policies will be scrutinised for signs of a return to the old days.
BUSINESS NEWS 4-9 Bail-outs plea The chief of a toxic asset-free bank has called on the Government to let failing lenders go to the wall rather than spending billions of pounds on bail-outs.
The bank bail-outs were to encourage the banks to start lending again but they are not doing this; what are they doing with our money?
Even those who have not had direct bail-outs now trade with an implicit guarantee from the Government.
THE full scale of the risk to the taxpayer from multibillion-pound bank nationalisations and bail-outs must be made public, MPs demanded today.
The financial institutions which crashed the economy and required billions of pounds in bail-outs soon went back to their bad old ways.
With the vast amount of money which cannot be accounted for, a failing currency, the euro, constant bail-outs of Southern European economies and the migration from even previously prosperous countries to the UK, I personally can''t see the point of developing other parts of the world to the same poor standard as a lot of European countries.