interest rates


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interest rates

The rates charged by a lender, such as a bank, to borrowers.
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Japanese interest rates have been held close to zero--an unprecedented low--for nearly a decade.
Students all pay the same interest rates, but there are two kinds of loans.
The federal funds rate affects the amount of money banks lend to the public, and it influences other interest rates, such as those for mortgages, home equity loans, and consumer credit.
Pay off debts in order of their after-tax interest rates, beginning with the highest.
hipped Ellis to the fact that interest rates were rising and she needed to make some adjustments.
The rule of thumb is that higher interest rates are bad for the real estate market, but gradual interest rate hikes indicate that the economy is growing--which is good for everyone.
1, 1985, with interest rates payable lower than that date's prevailing market rate.
The driving force behind these products' popularity has been the twin combination of low interest rates and high implied volatilities in the fixed-income option market.
In the Institute's view, an equitable tax policy demands that mutually offsetting overpayments and underpayments be netted before the application of the statutory interest rates.
Decreasing interest rates made previously non-financeable projects attractive financing opportunities, real estate investment trusts (REITs) strengthened and consolidated, HUD initiated the 232/223(f) program to refinance existing properties, new institutional lenders were drawn to senior housing, and commercial banks and other funding sources continued to expand their support of health care real estate financing and development.
If we continue to borrow to pay for them, the resultant high real interest rates will curtail the growth in living standards.
Prospectors hardest hit by escalating interest rates

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