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Interest Rate

The percentage of the value of a balance or debt that one pays or is paid each time period. For example, if one holds a bond with a face value of $1,000 and a 3% interest rate payable each quarter, one receives $30 each quarter. The percentage of the interest rate remains constant (usually), but the amount one pays or is paid changes according to the amount of the balance or debt. For example, if one pays off part of the principal on a loan each month, the amount one pays in interest decreases even though the rate remains the same. See also: Time Value of Money.


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O numero de nodulos gliais (media [+ or -] desvio-padrao) no encefalo dos ratos foi determinado por exame de 30 seccoes por subgrupo (seis por animal, havendo cinco animais por grupo).
Ocorreu alta mortalidade entre os ratos de 29 dias submetidos apenas a irradiacao e nos irradiados + infectados (63% ate o 13[degrees] dia apos a irradiacao).
Os dados indicaram que a irradiacao gama induziu queda drastica do numero de leucocitos no sangue periferico dos ratos Holtzman, demonstrando a existencia da imunossupressao sobre os animais.
The new holdings from Atle were consolidated in the Ratos Group as of 1 May 2001.
Taken overall, the trend for Ratos has been positive.
Hilton Group has also today made an offer to all Scandic Hotels's shareholders with the same terms as Ratos has received.
This deal means that Ratos makes an exit gain of SEK 1.
Telia Overseas is owned by Telia (65%), Ratos (9%), Skandia (13%) and Orkla (13%).