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Gilts

British and Irish government securities. Blue Chip.
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Gilt Edged Bond

A private-issued, investment grade bond. Only blue chip companies issue gilt edged bonds and, for that reason, they have high ratings. Gilt edged bonds are considered sufficiently low-risk that the law allows banks to invest in them. In addition to being low-risk, investment-grade bonds are low-return, greatly reducing the cost on the issuer. They are considered the next safest bond to a Treasury security.
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AS expected, Australia took advantage of a gilt-edged opportunity to run out an effortless winner of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby yesterday.
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I would gladly give up any so-called perks if all the honourable members at Westminster led by example by forfeiting their expenses and gilt-edged pensions.
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But they passed up one gilt-edged opportunity after another in a a goalless stalemate against the side which beat them 1-0 in Moscow two weeks ago and have now put themselves in danger of failing to reach the knockout stage.