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Account Balance

The amount available in an account. Simply put, the account balance is the net of all credits less all debits. A positive account balance indicates the account holder has funds available to him/her, while a negative balance indicates the holder owes money. Account balances are important in banking because they determine whether or not an account holder has money for living expenses and in margin accounts because they show whether the holder can conduct more margin transactions.
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Balance

The amount of the original loan remaining to be paid.

It is equal to the loan amount less the sum of all prior payments of principal.

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But it was pressed home with such determination and spirit that Hitler's plans were thrown off balance and he feared that his troops at the head of his blitzkrieg would be cut off.
ENGLAND'S fast bowlers may have been thrown off balance by the absence of their injured leader - but that is an excuse which will not wash with their coach David Saker.
One of the cables written in 2009 by Libyan Ambassador Gene Cretz commented that "mastery of tactical maneuvering has kept him in power for nearly 40 years however, the unholy alliance of corruption and cult-of-personality politics on which the system has been based is ultimately limiting." Cretz wrote that "Gaddafi has placed his sons on a succession high wire act, perpetually thrown off balance, in what might be a calculated effort by the aging leader to prevent any one of them from authoritatively gaining the prize," AL QUDS AL ARABI said.
I was more thrown off balance by the simple fact that something actually did happen.
With the defence thrown off balance when Pummi Singh lost the ball in midfield, goalkeeper Keith Distin was unable to prevent Chesterfield grabbing a lead that they protected until half-time.
Chefs at the five- star hotel where Bush stayed during his 60- hour visit to Delhi to seal the Indo- US civilian nuclear deal were thrown off balance when the workaholic president ignored the goodies laid out for him and demanded peanut butter sandwiches and burgers.
The administration is searching for a basis to cooperate with Russia on key international topics, but could be thrown off balance if tension flares anew over Georgia s breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, analysts say.
Rather, the original interpretation of Carl von Clausewitz's 1832 work, On War, sends the right message: "If the enemy is thrown off balance, he must not be given time to recover.
KELLY BLASTS HURDLES BLUNDER KELLY Sotherton blew her top after an official's blunder saw her thrown off balance in the 100metres hurdles in last night's Aviva London Grand Prix.
KELLY Sotherton blew her top after an inexcusable mistake saw her thrown off balance in the 100 metres hurdles at last night's Aviva London Grand Prix.
KELLY Sotherton blew her top after an inexcusable mistake saw her thrown off balance in the 100metres hurdles in last night's Aviva London Grand Prix.