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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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22 February 2011 - Swedish private equity investor Ratos AB (STO: RATO B) said today its digital business information arm Bisnode AB has agreed to buy two Norwegian units of debt collector Lindorff Group AB for an enterprise value of some SEK242m.
25 October 2012 - Swedish private equity firm Ratos AB (STO:RATO-A, STO:RATO-B) said Thursday it had sealed a deal to sell all the shares in Danish cable operator Stofa to Danish energy and telecom group Syd Energi.
31 October 2011 - Danish triple-play operator Stofa, part of Swedish private equity firm Ratos AB (STO:RATO B), has bought part of Canal Digital's local cable TV activities from Norwaya[euro](tm)s Telenor ASA (OSL:TEL).
Swedish private equity group Ratos AB (STO:RATO B) on Tuesday said that the planned acquisition of Canal Digital's Danish cable TV unit by its local triple-play operator Stofa A/S had been cancelled due to low expectations to get regulatory approval.
26 July 2011 - Swedish private equity investor Ratos AB (STO: RATO B) said today its subsidiary Stofa A/S will not complete the acquisition of the Danish cable TV operations of Canal Digital AS due to small chances of getting anti-trust clearance.
14 January 2011 - Swedish private equity investor Ratos AB (STO: RATO B) said today it had received 95.