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The ISO 4217 currency code for the Tonga Pa'anga.


Indicates the higher price one is willing to pay for a stock in an order; implies a not held order.
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ISO 4217 representation for the Tongan pa'anga. It is officially pegged to a currency basket that includes the Australian dollar and the New Zealand dollar, as well as the yen and United States dollar. However, the National Reserve Bank (Tonga) sets the exchange rate to the Australian dollar each day. Critics contend that this official exchange rate bears little reflection to the currency basket. The pa'anga is divided into 100 seniti. See also: Currency pair.
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The highest level to which a stock, a market index, or some other asset will rise. A top may be short-term or long-term, depending upon the type of price movement being evaluated. Compare bottom.
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'The latest craze this year is Beyblades which are really a throwback to spinning tops of yesteryear.
'We used to sell old-fashioned durable toys like wooden tricycles, building blocks and spinning tops with an emphasis on mother-child participation.
Basically, nuclear magnetic resonance works because atoms placed in a very strong magnetic field align with the field and behave as though they were spinning tops. The atomic tops wobble at certain frequencies, depending on what other atoms are nearby.
Kids can play old toys like hupla, skittles and spinning tops, and there's a pony cart ride, a tram, forge, lime kilns and a chance to go underground in a coal mine.
They include Baby Annabel, Barbie Rapunzel and Bratz dolls plus Beyblades spinning tops, Fimbles books and videos, and Harry Potter's Chamber of Secrets Lego set.
Barbie Rapunzel competes alongside the innovative Beyblades - a twist on traditional spinning tops, which are expected to be popular because they can be customised, and different parts collected to be used to battle other spinning tops.
'In particular, we think Beyblades - a contemporary twist on the spinning top, and Micro Pets - the latest interactive one-inch pet that has taken Japan by storm - will drive this trend.
The game is similar in essence to spinning tops, and many claim its popularity is due to the fact children can play it together.
Arran and his friends are also into Bay Blades (spinning tops), football and playstations.
Meanwhile, with the spinning tops of Ahmedabad and Bangalore to follow, Ashley Giles - who took an England record 17 wickets in Pakistan 12 months ago - is struggling to be fit for Tuesday's second Test.