nominal value


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Recent Examples on the Web As part of the deal, the government will pay about 300 million euros for new Lufthansa stock at the discount price of 2.56 euros, the nominal value of its shares on the balance sheet. Fortune, "Germany will take Lufthansa stake in landmark $9.8 billion bailout," 25 May 2020 Refinance, or lose your home Funds have been snapping up secured loans for as low as 25 percent of their nominal value. Stelios Bouras, Fortune, "The Greek economy is roaring back—which could lead to the mass eviction of homeowners," 26 Feb. 2020 Consequently, over time, more people immersed in those values rose to greater positions of influence, and the party’s actual behavior moved into closer aligned with its nominal values. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "Just look at Bill Shine and Donald Trump.," 24 Sep. 2018 One clearinghouse alone—the London Stock Exchange ’s LCH.Clearnet—cleared transactions with a nominal value of around $900 trillion last year. Tom Fairless, WSJ, "The Next EU-U.S. Battleground: Clearinghouses," 1 June 2018 The stock market values the bank at less than half of the nominal value of its assets, an indication that investors believe there are hidden risks. Jack Ewing, New York Times, "Deutsche Bank Abandons Wall Street Ambitions, and Focuses on Europe," 26 Apr. 2018 Since the current long-term bull market in equities began in 1982, the nominal value of the U.S. stock market has climbed at a compound annual rate of 9.7%. Tom Saler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Tom Saler: The connection between corporate profits, public incomes is imprecise, at best," 12 Jan. 2018

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1696, in the meaning defined above

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“Nominal value.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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