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interest rate

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The usual way of calculating interest — as a percentage of the sum borrowed.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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  • What interest rate will be charged upon the loans that are to be made?

  • No considerable diminution of the interest-volume can be expected through a decline in the interest rate.

    Distributive Justice

    John A. (John Augustine) Ryan
  • Real interest rates skyrocket because in an environment of negative inflation, even a zero interest rate is high in real terms.

    After the Rain Sam Vaknin
  • A lender, as we know, must charge an interest rate that recovers the depreciated value of the dollars loaned.

  • Hence, we would have proved that a fall in the interest rate causes a rise in the interest rate—which is absurd.

    The Value of Money Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.

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