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gear·ing

 (gîr′ĭng)
n.
1. A system of gears and associated elements by which motion is transferred within a machine.
2. The act or technique of providing with gears.

gearing

(ˈɡɪərɪŋ)
n
1. (Mechanical Engineering) an assembly of gears designed to transmit motion
2. (Mechanical Engineering) the act or technique of providing gears to transmit motion
3. (Banking & Finance) accounting Also called: capital gearing Brit the ratio of a company's debt capital to its equity capital. US word: leverage

gear•ing

(ˈgɪər ɪŋ)

n.
1. an assembly of parts, esp. a train of gears, for transmitting and modifying motion and torque in a machine.
2. the act or process of equipping with gears.
[1815–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gearing - wheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changedgearing - wheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changed; "the fool got his tie caught in the geartrain"
engine - motor that converts thermal energy to mechanical work
epicyclic gear train, epicyclic train - a system of epicyclic gears in which at least one wheel axis itself revolves about another fixed axis
reduction gear - gearing that reduces an input speed to a slower output speed
wheelwork - mechanical device including an arrangement of wheel in a machine (especially a train of gears)
Translations

gearing

n
(Aut) → Auslegung f(der Gänge)
(Fin, of company) → Verhältnis ntzwischen Eigen- und Fremdkapital
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Operating profit was SEK 729 (758) million and Kommuninvest increased its reported leverage ratio to 0.
Corporate net debt is expected to be around 2,350 M as at December 31, 2014, with a corporate leverage ratio of 2.
Global Banking News-October 29, 2014--Bank of England to impose higher leverage ratio on banks
The Bank of England (BoE) has proposed changes to the framework for the leverage ratio - a measure of equity as a percentage of assets, without adjusting for riskiness.
The GHOS endorsed proposals from the Basel Committee on a common definition of the leverage ratio, which has been formulated to overcome differences in national accounting frameworks that have previously prevented ready comparison of bank leverage ratios across borders.
Fitch still expect on- and off-balance sheet exposures to reduce as trading banks make progress in meeting leverage ratio requirements, particularly for European institutions, where this is a new regulatory constraint.
Governor Mark Carney said he agreed with the need for such a review, which could see the Bank of England apply tougher leverage ratio rules for banks than the current international standards demand.
The society was reported to have delayed lending to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to 2016, partly because of a requirement to hold extra capital reserves against its total loans - known as a leverage ratio.
The society were reported to have delayed lending to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to 2016, partly because of a requirement to hold extra capital reserves against its total loans - known as a leverage ratio.
Britain's biggest building society said it can meet the Prudential Regulation Authority's (PRA) demand for it to strengthen its leverage ratio - a key measure of financial strength - to 3% from 2%, without raising extra funds from investors.
While the leverage ratio won't be binding until 2018, lenders would be obliged to start publishing how well they measure up to it by the start of 2015.
But Nationwide was identified as having a 2% leverage ratio, and must tell the City watchdog by early next month how it plans to plug the capital gap.