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Synonyms for discount rate

the rate of interest set by the Federal Reserve that member banks are charged when they borrow money through the Federal Reserve System

interest on an annual basis deducted in advance on a loan

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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.
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.
Discount rates 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.