commercial paper


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commercial paper

n.
An unsecured debt instrument issued by a business to finance short-term cash needs, often traded in money markets.

commercial paper

n
(Banking & Finance) a short-term negotiable document, such as a bill of exchange, promissory note, etc, calling for the transference of a specified sum of money at a designated date

commer′cial pa`per


n.
1. negotiable paper, as drafts or bills of exchange.
2. corporate promissory notes, usu. short-term and unsecured, sold at a discount in the open market.
[1830–40, Amer.]
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Noun1.commercial paper - an unsecured and unregistered short-term obligation issued by an institutional borrower to investors who have temporarily idle cash
cash equivalent - a highly liquid debt instrument with maturities of less than three months
Translations
billet de trésorerie
References in classic literature ?
His business was that of discounting commercial paper in the quartier Saint-Martin, where he was known by the nickname of "Gigonnet," from the nervous convulsive movement with which he lifted his legs in walking, like a cat.
The industrial and commercial papers treated the question chiefly from this point of view.
Commercial paper is an important source of external funding for corporate borrowers and has become increasingly popular over the years.
Before we entered the commercial paper market in 1969, we had cash surpluses and we banked ourselves.

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