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agent

a person representing a business concern, esp a travelling salesman

Agent

 

in Soviet civil law, a party in a contract of agency. The agent’s duties include the performance of specified legal acts, for example, contracts of sale and management of property, in the name of and on the account of a principal party. The agent may be a legally competent (sui juris) citizen or a legal person (if this is allowed by the latter’s charter or statute). The actions performed by the agent directly generate, change, or extinguish rights and obligations of the principal.

The agent is bound to perform the agency in exact conformity with the principal’s instructions, carry out the agency personally, although in instances provided for by law the responsibilities may be transferred to another person (art. 68 of the RSFSR Civil Code), inform the principal upon demand of progress in performing the agency, submit a report on performance of the agency, and transfer to the principal any property obtained in connection with performance of the agency.

agent

One who is empowered to enter into binding transactions on behalf of another (usually called the principal).

agent

(networking)
In the client-server model, the part of the system that performs information preparation and exchange on behalf of a client or server. Especially in the phrase "intelligent agent" it implies some kind of automatic process which can communicate with other agents to perform some collective task on behalf of one or more humans.

agent

A software routine that waits in the background and performs an action when a specified event occurs. For example, agents could transmit a summary file on the first day of the month or monitor incoming data and alert the user when a certain transaction has arrived. Agents are also called "intelligent agents," "personal agents" and "bots." See mobile agent, bot and workflow.
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NEW YORK -- Citi has been designated by Caisse de depyt et placement du Quebec (Caisse) to serve as one of its primary clearing agents for over-the-counter (OTC) derivative transactions.
Official sources said that the exporter with the convenience of PRAL staff and custom clearing agent fed quantity of 1323 M.
The captain had revealed to Indian officials that the ship, en route to Pakistan, was carrying rocket launchers, sophisticated arms and ammunition and anti-aircraft guns for the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Liberia, while the clearing agent had not mentioned 'military hardware' as one of the goods on board in his cargo list.
Authorities detained the ship on Friday after finding that the clearing agent did not specify that it was carrying weapons _ the information given by the ship captain _ Singh said.
Even though we produce receipts to prove the transactions, our customers complain because we charge them different rates all the time," a clearing agent told Times of Oman.
So he engaged a Kochi-based clearing agent, a shipping company, and paid 49,679 Indian rupees (Dh3,355) only to realise later that he had been overcharged.
Tenders are invited for Appointing a clearing agent in Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi for custom clearance of imported Equipments, instruments etc.
At Capitol successful advisors are able to get the best of both worlds; the people first environment of a regional firm combined with the world class products, services and security of a bank or wire house through its custody and clearing agent, Pershing, LLC.
ISLAMABAD -- NAB has arrested accused Nasir Murad S/o Abdul Sattar, clearing Agent, M/s Murad Shipping Agency Karachi, was arrested on 20th August 2015 from Custom House Port Qasim.
The Bahraini clearing agent stole passwords and used them to access companies' information on the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) website.
The bank is to continue as the clearing agent for real-time gross settlement (RTGS) transactions in the Philippines, providing settlement for all US dollar RTGS transactions, US dollar netting transactions and all payment versus payment foreign exchange transactions.
The nine winning organisations, whose representatives received the award for their top scores were: CMA CGM & ANL as shipping agent of the year for containerised cargo; Naif Marine Services Co as shipping agent of the year for general cargo; Kuehne & Nagel as freight forwarder of the year; E-Freight Int'l as clearing agent of the year; Arabian Automobiles Co as importer of the year; Cars 4 U as exporter of the year; Spring Valley Trading Co as re-exporter of the year; Brothers General Transport as haulier of the year; and McDermott Middle East as free zone company of the year.