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n., pl. fils.
1. a monetary unit of Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, and Kuwait, equal to 1/1000 of a dinar.
2. a monetary unit of the United Arab Emirates, equal to 1/100 of a dirham.
3. a monetary unit of the Republic of Yemen, equal to 1/100 of a rial.
Often, fil.
[1885–90; < Arabic]



n., pl. fils.
French. son: often used after a name with the meaning of Jr., as in Dumas fils. Compare père.
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Christopher Pirnie FIL Investments International Company Secretary Tel: 01737 837929 22 May 2012
Investment Services Ltd (FISL), FIL Gestion (FIGEST), FIL Asset Management
PROXY VOTING: 10 Name of the proxy holder: FIL Limited 11 Number of voting rights proxy holder will acquire: 41,830 12 Date on which proxy holder will acquire voting rights: 11 November 2010 13 Additional Information None 14 Contact Name: Angela Purtill, Deputy Company Secretary, Johnson Matthey plc Contact Telephone Number: 020 7269 8461
A scenario whereby the IDRs of FMT and FIL are differentiated is also a possible outcome as the credit profiles of both entities may differ.
During the year, FIL embarked on the expansion of its servicing operations to a second servicing site in Irving, TX.
All in all, CBI management anticipates that growth will continue in our government sector, clinical lab trial support, and FIL division activities.
As for commercial, industrial and government consumption, the tariff per gallon has been increased from 3 fils to 3.