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Zero Risk

Describing an investment or security in which the return is known with certainty. The certainty generally comes from a supreme amount of confidence in the issuer of the investment; for example, Treasury securities are considered zero risk investments because the United States government is considered the best possible issuer. Critics contend that there is no such thing as a zero risk investment because, in theory, even the US government could default. However, zero risk investments have such a low level of risk that it may be ignored. Zero risk investments usually have a low rate of return and, as a result, are exposed to inflation risk.
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French, Afghan 29 a long time the " of spent "The scale of the terrorist threat is enormous and it is not possible to ensure zero risk despite everything we are doing.
It's very hard to have zero risk so these things will happen occasionally.
Under Basel's risk-weightings, government debt of your home country is assigned a zero risk under both the old rules and the new.
The bank takes near zero risk on these loans as the first pounds 20,000 of any loss on each loan comes from us.
There is no such thing called zero risk -- human error, mechanical error always exists," said a Beijing-based foreign oil executive.
LinuxIT has launched a indemnification program to underwrite community-based Open Source software, which will provide organisations with a guarantee and assurance at zero risk.
If they had been adopted as the industry standard, there would be today absolutely no possibility of meltdowns such as occurred at Fukushima, far less danger from nuclear waste for the next hundred generations of our descendants and zero risk of nuclear weapons'' proliferation.
The organisation recognizes that this powerful energy enables our daily lives, and spends a lot of time ensuring it can be brought to businesses, factories and homes with minimal loss and zero risk.
They can instantly hire them with zero risk and zero cost.
Ultrasonic hemolyzation offers advantages over chemical hemolyzation, including low maintenance and zero risk of interference from chemical hemolyzing agents or partially hemolyzed red blood cells.
Most of the funds to be invested by the contractors are to finance process of production which carries almost zero risk, he was quoted as saying.
Consequently Atlas Copco says for its Class 0 certification means zero risk of contamination, zero risk of damaged or unsafe products, and zero risk of losses from operational downtime.