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bells and whistles

A popular term for non-essential features or anything extraneous to a particular device or subject—e.g., colour and high-tech or ostentatious graphics in an otherwise scholarly textbook, or an imaging device that outputs files data and images to non-specialists and patients.
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The positioning of NBK's Tier 2 PONV securities at BCA -- 1 is also consistent with Moody's current assessment that there is a reasonable probability that the Kuwaiti authorities would stop short from sharing the burden of recapitalisation with plain vanilla subordinated debt (and more senior debt classes) and would instead bail out these creditors, if needed.
In a separate public consultation, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is proposing prospectus exemption for eligible issuers (i) offering plain vanilla bonds and (ii) making subsequent offers of bonds on the same terms as seasoned bonds.
It goes back to the same theme--today's consumer has moved beyond plain vanilla tastes and that presents us with a tremendous opportunity to further engage our consumer base.
One of the simplest ways to obtain insurance is to buy a plain vanilla put, which protects the investor's holdings from downside risk, while retaining exposure to any upside.
They have been taken on by Plain Vanilla, a new production company founded by Dominic Minghella, the creator of ITV1's hit drama Doc Martin and co-creator of BBC1's Robin Hood alongside the business executive producer Foz Allan.
One trader, responsible for plain vanilla futures hedging on European equity market indices, had taken massive fraudulent directional positions in 2007 and 2008 beyond his limited authority," was how Societe Generale explained the massive damage inflicted.
Some were ponytailed hippies, some resembled the Leather Dude in the Village People, a few were just plain vanilla guys who looked like they could have worked in the loan department at Citibank.
Some of the time you could get a fixed-rate deal for less than the plain vanilla variety.
But had the bureau taken Samit's fears of mayhem seriously, it could have sought a plain vanilla criminal warrant on Moussaoui based on probable cause.
Banking could not be a more plain vanilla business, so the challenge is really how to be innovative," said NewAlliance's Patterson.
Ten years ago, issues were plain vanilla, $3 million at three years, and that was it," says Ferrari.
There really is no such thing as the plain vanilla transaction anymore," said Frank Liantonio, executive vice president and co-head of the capital markets group at C&W, who was the chief manager and architect of the ACS's leasing deal.