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Rated Down

Describing an insurance policy in which one pays a lower premium because of lower risk. For example, women pay lower premiums on life insurance than men of the same age because women generally live longer than men; this fact reduces the risk of the policy.
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Summary: The European Central Bank said on Thursday it was ready to cut interest rates or pump more money into the eurozone economy if necessary to bring money market rates down and help the eurozone's economic recovery.
The rebound came after China's central bank said that it would guide market rates down to "reasonable" levels.
These figures indicate a plateau over the past three years and it is clear we will not start driving HIV infection rates down unless governments at both state and national levels increase their investments in prevention programs,' said AFAO Executive Director Don Baxter.
Susan Bint, 41, an insurance clerk of Skelton: "They need to bring the rates down and bring some better shops in.
582 on Wednesday, as excess liquidity pushed rates down in low volume trade, dealers said.
Interest rates down to their lowest level since 1951 should be great news for customers.
A flurry of worrying news on the UK economy is not thought to be enough to prompt the Bank's nine-strong Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to move rates down when they decide on the cost of borrowing later today.
York-based Persimmon said weekly sales volumes were on the up and current sales cancellation rates down a third from levels seen during the autumn.
The concern that everybody now has is that the central banks will be unable to bring interest rates down to the extent required to turn things around," said Mike Lenhoff, chief strategist at Brewin Dolphin.
The next step in the effort to bring teen pregnancy rates down, says Mr.
WEST COAST: The major West Coast commercial real estate markets, like most of the rest of the country, posted healthy activity in 2005, pushing rents up and vacancy rates down, nearly across the board.
3 in early exchanges, the hard cash started to pile on at that price, with over pounds 25,000 matched at rates down to 4.