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Gilts

British and Irish government securities. Blue Chip.

Gilt Edged Bond

A private-issued, investment grade bond. Only blue chip companies issue gilt edged bonds and, for that reason, they have high ratings. Gilt edged bonds are considered sufficiently low-risk that the law allows banks to invest in them. In addition to being low-risk, investment-grade bonds are low-return, greatly reducing the cost on the issuer. They are considered the next safest bond to a Treasury security.
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The drawing was discovered in a gilt-edged scrapbook on the life of Constable's rival JMW Turner, bequeathed by John Platt (1842-1902).
Runs off old mark and has a gilt-edged opportunity to win.
But they passed up one gilt-edged opportunity after another in a a goalless stalemate against the side which beat them 1-0 in Moscow two weeks ago and have now put themselves in danger of failing to reach the knockout stage.
And Arsene Wenger's side were then punished by Joey Barton's penalty at Manchester City as they paid the price for missing a host of gilt-edged chances, including a Robin van Persie shot against the post.
Camilla and Charles took centre stage in the celebrations in identical grand silver gilt-edged seats.
But what never fails to stagger me, when looking through the contents of it, is the sheer amount of gifts - Cartier watches, jewellery and other gilt-edged tit bits - that flow around this family like the rest of us get junk mail.
Peterborough came at us early on but we got into the game more as it went on, but although we created several chances in the second half it was disappointing there wasn't a single gilt-edged one amongst them.
When a gilt-edged velvet drape went down, or an antique, carved wooden bench got replaced with reclining seats, Mazza was ready and waiting.
With his gilt-edged political and social contacts, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is pegged as a future governor.
Derby double for Australia BY RYAN MCELLIGOTT AS expected, Australia took advantage of a gilt-edged opportunity to run out an effortless winner of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby yesterday.
Blackpool's Craig Cathcart, who spurned two gilt-edged chances, was frustrated with the 1-1 result.