deleverage


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Related to deleverage: Financial leverage, Leverage ratio

de·lev·er·age

 (dē-lĕv′ər-ĭj, -lĕv′rĭj)
v. de·lev·er·aged, de·lev·er·ag·ing, de·lev·er·ag·es
v.intr.
To reduce debt, often by selling assets and using the proceeds to pay creditors.
v.tr.
To reduce the debt of (a corporation, for example).

deleverage

(diːˈlɛvərɪdʒ; -vrɪdʒ)
vb
finance to reduce the ratio of debt capital to equity capital in an organization or (of an organization) to reduce the ratio of debt capital to equity capital
deˈleveraging n
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The company has multiple options available to deleverage over the next 12 months, including optimising debt given low interest rates in Japan and low leverage at its China operations.
Zhang Xiaohui, an assistant central bank governor, said that the drive to force financial institutions to deleverage, could affect the stability in market supply and demand of funding.
Proceeds from the sale were utilized to fully deleverage at ASEC Cement and partially deleverage ASEC Holding, with the balance being distributed to shareholders.
Faced with falling asset prices, households and companies then attempted to deleverage.
A fiscal stimulus must therefore aim at groups or sectors in the economy having the lowest propensity to deleverage.
The transaction complements the ongoing deleverage of UK loans from the wider UK portfolio transferred from Laiki.
Abubaker Seddiq Al Khoori, chairman of Aldar Properties, said: "The bond repayment marks an important milestone in our strategy to deleverage and reduce borrowing costs, and we are entering the next phase of Aldar's growth from a position of financial strength.
The Washington-based institution thinks the EU should start to immediately deleverage its high level of private debt, and in some cases restructure corporate and household debt.
The rating may be lowered by one step in the next three months should PCCW fail to deleverage its balance sheet to levels that are in line with the current rating, the agency added.
First, the studies suggested that the efforts taken by financial institutions to deleverage by selling financial assets could cause prices to spiral downward during times of market stress and exacerbate a financial crisis.
April 21 2010 -- The efforts of US meat producer Smithfield Foods to improve its pork operations, restructure its hog business, and deleverage its balance sheet are the right courses of action, a market analyst has said.
Providing detailed descriptions for each alphabetically listed entry, A Dictionary Of Accounting And Auditing contains more than ten thousand such words and phrases as liquidation, deleverage, reasonable benefit limit.