However, consumers' actual discount rates
are not homogenous, either across the population or across purchase types.
The Unification of Discount Rates
Used in External Debt Analysis for Low-Income Countries modifies and simplifies the system of discount rates
used by the World Bank and the IMF in analyzing external debt issues in low-income countries.
KARACHI -- President, Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Muhammad Haroon Agar has urged the government to reduce the discount rate
to 6 to 7 percent for promoting economic and commercial activities in the country.
In spite of the importance of this parameter to the many intertemporal decisions we make--financial investing, education, our use of natural resources--until a decade ago there was little discussion in the economics literature about how discount rates
are formed and whether and how they vary across individuals or over time.
In FAS 106, the FASB also indicates some uneasiness with its approach to discount rates
year 1 dollars) and discounted using a real discount rate
(the nominal interest rate less the rate of inflation).
He performed his study using the range of so-called discount rates
that OMB has prescribed over the past 25 years - between 3 and 7 percent per year.
As our experience with the program evolves, we will look at our options for adjusting the discount rate
annually for future purchases.
A LOW DISCOUNT RATE
ANOTHER deal with an initial rate below three per cent is available from the Britannia Building Society.
VARY WIDELY, from a "safe" investment return to much higher rates.
ISLAMABAD -- The reduction of 5 percent policy discount rate
is a positive step by the State Bank of Pakistan; however, for better growth of business activities, SBP should bring down discount rate
to single digit level.
are used to assess the opportunity cost associated with any particular investment or expenditure choice relative to all other alternatives.
Microsoft's real estate and facilities team had been determining the corporate discount rates
to use to buy or lease buildings, says Joel Combs, group manager in Microsoft's treasury.
The discount rates
reflect that the bills sell for less than face value.
Colleges that pursue strategies for tuition increases, discount rates
, financial aid budgets, academic quality, diversity, and size separately often embark on journeys that may work in the short run but have serious long-term consequences for their financial and institutional health--and their academic reputation.