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Write

Sell an option. Applies to derivative products.

Write

To originate and sell an option contract. The writer of an option contract must sell (in a call) or buy (in a put) the underlying asset of the contract if the holder exercises the option.
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2) Of the 745 A-share companies listed in 1998, we identify 134 companies that voluntarily wrote down at least one of these three assets.
Based on the events of the second quarter, NHI wrote down this asset by an additional $3 million to $19,052,000 effective June 30.
During 1997 and 1998, the Company wrote down all obsolete inventory.
The Company also took a more conservative attitude to its investment portfolio and wrote down or discontinued certain investments.