safe rate

Safe Rate

The rate of return on a low-risk investment. Examples of investments with safe rates include U.S. Treasury securities and investment grade bonds. See also: Safety-net return.

safe rate

The interest rate obtainable from relatively risk-free investments, such as U.S. Government Treasury Bonds.

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The bank has retained a safe rate of capital adequacy in accordance with Basel II at 15.
The layout incorporates a new open culvert running through the site, allowing a path for overland rainwater flows into a large balancing pool, where rainwater will be stored before being released back into the sewer system at a controlled and safe rate.
First of all, to remind you that in Singapore, the government takes on the risk of the sovereign wealth fund and then provides a safe rate of interest through the central provident fund for a small amount.
It's because their advisor told them it was a safe rate of return -- a low risk.
We managed to boost our loans at a safe rate that is still within the growth projection set by financial regulators.
Electrostatic dissipative workstation systems are certified to meet specific electrical property requirements, ensuring static dissipation at a safe rate.
When a driver approaches another vehicle from the rear, he is bound to maintain a reasonably safe rate of speed and use reasonable care to avoid colliding with the other vehicle.
The yield on indexed US government securities can be taken as a representative international safe rate of return.
If the investor assumes he can invest the sinking fund at a safe rate of 8%, the additional amount he would need to set aside the first year to cover the later year's cash outlays is $36,546 (determined by summing each future required cash outlay discounted by the 8% investment rate).