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  • verb Present participle of refinance.
  • noun finance One or more loans or other borrowings that repay and replace previous financings.


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  • We have already developed enormously the term refinancing, which should help alleviate tensions over time.

    Excerpts: French Central Bank Chief

  • "With Merkel weakened, we could see the Greens take a new tack in Berlin and in the EU and allow Greece to extend its debt to 30 years instead of the short term refinancing they are dealing with now," said Vlad Signorelli, director of Global Research at Bretton Woods Research LLC in New Jersey. News

  • He noted that while the European Central Bank's latest long-term refinancing operations had reduced funding costs for the likes of Spain and Italy in the short term, those bond markets remain "dangerously exposed."

    Soros: EU Needs Euro Bonds

  • The European currency had lost ground Wednesday, after more European banks than expected asked to borrow from the ECB's three-year long-term refinancing operation, raising concerns about banks and how they'll use the loans.

    Dollar Retreats as Investors Gain Confidence

  • "There's an expectation that the Italian auction will go well on Monday next week, based on the liquidity coming from the LTRO," he said, referring to the European Central Bank's decision to allot nearly €500 billion in a three-year long-term refinancing operation, or LTRO, in December.

    Italian T-Bill Sale Boosts Hopes for Bond Auction

  • Even the LTRO the European Central Bank's long-term refinancing operation money, it's not clear it's being used all in Europe and some of it is being used in speculation.

    WSJ Transcript of RBI Interview

  • Ms. Foley sad that the U.K. still offers a relative haven from the euro zone's debt problems, although sterling may struggle against the euro into February, when the European Central Bank again provides euro-zone markets with liquidity via a long-term refinancing operation.

    The 'Ugly' Battle: Sterling Vs. Euro

  • However, CitiFX said, the Bank of England has undertaken a second, and is likely to 'go again', while the European Central Bank's long-term refinancing operations are distinctly 'QE-like'.

    What's Breaking The FX Risk Trade?

  • At this stage, we think the February three-year long-term refinancing operation could add €150 billion to €400 billion of ECB funding, Morgan Stanley said.

    Dollar-Funding Costs Hit 5-Month Low

  • The momentum looks likely to continue, particularly because the ECB will conduct a second offering of three-year loans to banks, known as a long-term refinancing operation, or LTRO, at the end of February.

    Vote Could Reignite Emerging-Market Currencies


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