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Open book

Open Book

A situation in which a bank's liabilities have a shorter term (on average) than its assets. This indicates that it may not be able to meet its obligations when the time comes. It is also called an unmatched book or a short book.
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Speaking at the Senedd yesterday, Carmarthenshire-born Ms Lederer, who was accompanied by friend Rhys from Goldie Lookin' Chain, said: "The beauty of being part of this Welsh-funded project is you can write short books.
They offer a step-by-step introduction to reading, beginning with short books a couple of pages long that have just one word on each page.
Heswall author Leslie Harrison has written two short books disputing and disproving this myth.
He wants to read for things "incorrect" and to write short books.
These short books by poet, essayist, and translator Lyn Hejinian are not quite a series, but read together, it's difficult not to take them as one.
Typically, when he assembled some his Intercenales, which were to undergo a codicological diaspora, he wrote vaguely: "I have begun (cepi) to collect my Dinner Pieces into short books.
Short Books was set up in September, 1999, by two former journalists, ex-Observer, Spectator and Sunday Telegraph Rebecca Nicolson and ex-Daily and Sunday Telegraph Aurea Carpenter, with the intention of bridging the gap between publishing and feature journalism.
While it is relatively easy to write big books it is, relatively speaking, very difficult to write short books.
Change The World For A Fiver, published by Short Books, was devised by a team of people including former PR consultant Eugenie Harvey.