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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of steepen.


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  • At the same time, credit curves have steepened, which is a bullish sign.

    No European Contagion for Corporations

  • A year and a half after the Japanese government introduced its first fiscal stimulus, the yield curve (10-year Japanese government bond yields minus the discount rate) had steepened by nearly 2 percentage points.

    Many Interest Rates, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • The Nymex oil forward curve's upward slope has steepened dramatically over the past month, indicating immediate supply isn't tight.

    Optimism Dents Oil Bulls' Hopes

  • From here, the way steepened to almost vertical, though at one point, a buttress of rock created a solid handhold at the top.

    Earl of Durkness

  • Thursday's auction of ¥2.4 trillion $28.66 billion of notes is likely to meet strong demand, as the yield curve has steepened in the middle part of the yield curve and the five-year zone looks attractive compared with the short end, said Shinji Ebihara , a strategist at Credit Suisse.

    Japanese Yields Fall

  • Towards the bottom of the slope my path steepened where it fell towards a pretty dell and here I came across my first flowering celandines and daisies of the season.

    Country diary: North Derbyshire

  • Analysts say that has steepened the ascent of production costs, which Correa estimated at close to 22 cents a pound now.

    Brazil Sugar Output Getting Pricey

  • Early declines steepened after John Chambers , head of Standard & Poor's sovereign ratings committee, said Greece is "in all likelihood" headed for a default in the first half of 2012.

    Euro Hovers Above $1.30

  • Friday, the curve steepened, as the 30-year yield didn't fall as sharply as shorter-term maturities.

    Debt Talks May Hurt Treasury Auctions

  • In October, the decline was 17%, and in the first three weeks of November it steepened to 19% from a year earlier.

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