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Borrow

To obtain or receive money on loan with the promise or understanding that it will be repaid.

Borrow

To receive money from another party with the agreement that the money will be repaid. Most borrowers borrow at interest, meaning they pay a certain percentage of the principal amount to the lender as compensation for borrowing. Most loans also have a maturity date by which time the borrower must have repaid the loan. Borrowing occurs informally from family and friends, at the retail level through a bank, and also on a large scale involving governments and institutional investors.
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He noted that currently, out of the seven borrow pits under jurisdiction of the contractor, only five had been opened and operational.
The World Bank and IMF do not have the monopoly of wisdom on what the government should do, because it knows the limits or extent to which it should borrow.
It is therefore very important for parts of society to have the financial literacy to discern properly not only where to put their savings and investments but also where to borrow or even better, to plan and manage their finances in order to avoid being forced to borrow at onerous rates and terms.
Meanwhile, Mayaram specified the government will also borrow Rs400 billion through treasury bills in April-June, Mayaram said.
The Revolutionary War, Civil War and WWI required the United States to borrow about 30 percent of Gross Domestic Product.
The easiest and most cost-effective way to do this is to borrow the pledged shares from the taxpayer and sell them short.
A securities-based loan may be an alternative to traditional borrowing methods for an investor who wants to borrow for non-purpose use.
SAN JOSE - The California Democratic Party voted Sunday to back a March 2 ballot measure making it easier to raise taxes in the future but refused to take a position on the bipartisan measure to borrow $15 billion as part of the state's fiscal recovery plan initiated by Gov.
Gladieux and Hauptman 1995) This loan system has grown to encompass over one half of all available student aid (Gladieux and Hauptman 1995) and the amounts students borrow for an education continues to increase at astonishing rates.
This structure can accelerate a company's cash flow by allowing it to borrow against the future value of its current assets that are expected to become cash in the near term, in turn, using the borrowed funds to finance working capital.
One implication of this result is that if a firm's borrowing policies are rigid, an unwillingness to borrow may impair investment.