American Depository Receipts, which are effectively bearer documents (see below) and allow American investors to own shares in foreign corporations. They are tradeable receipts which show that the underlying shares are held on deposits by a bank in the corporation's home country. The bank collects dividends, pays local taxes and converts them to dollars for distribution to shareholders....
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[treaty] ADR (formally, the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR)) is a 1957 United Nations treaty that governs transnational transport of hazardous materials. `ADR` is derived from the French name for the treaty: ``Accord européen relatif au transport international des marchandises Dange... Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ADR_(treaty)