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Recent Examples of tranche from the Web
This latest revelation -- part of a tranche of previously unreleased texts between Strzok and Page -- will have the effect of pouring 20 gallons or so of lighter fluid on the fire that is already burning in Trumpworld over the Strzok-Page texts.
The SoftBank Vision Fund investment will be made in two tranches.
The first tranche of tariffs are set to take effect July 6 on 818 types of Chinese goods valued at about $34 billion.
Eight dollars purchased a $10 meal, redeemable in dated tranches.
The next tranche of mega-millionaires and political financiers get intimate dinners or office gatherings.
The first tranche of credit, worth $15bn, will be disbursed shortly after the IMF’s executive board approves the deal on June 20th.
After Mr Cavallo imposed the corralito, undermining his own programme, the fund refused to disburse the second tranche of that loan.
But then Telegram collected a second tranche of $850 million in what has to be one of the quickest fundraising events in tech.
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Finance and tranche
In French, tranche means "slice." Cutting deeper into the word's etymology, we find the Old French word trancer, meaning "to cut." Tranche emerged in the English language in the late 19th century to describe financial appropriations. Today, it is often used specifically of an issue of bonds that is differentiated from other issues by such factors as maturity or rate of return. Another use of the French word tranche is in the French phrase une tranche de vie, meaning "a cross section of life." That phrase was coined by the dramatist Jean Jullien (1854-1919), who advocated naturalism in the theater.
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