American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of northern Switzerland on the Rhine River. It is one of the oldest intellectual centers in Europe. Population: 163,000.
- n. A city in Switzerland.
- n. a city in northwestern Switzerland
“BASEL (Switzerland) - Teen sensation Bojan Krkic scored twice as Barcelona cruised past Basel”
“In many respects, particularly on higher capital, Basel is headed in the right direction.”
“In other respects, Basel is making the problem worse.”
“Apart from the beautiful Tissot wristwatch Mum and Dad purchased for me in Basel on the same holiday — that went in 1999 when I was cleaned out by burglers in Adelaide — I cannot recall losing anything else of greater sentimental value.”
“The more likely supine response (as we've already seen in Basel III and Dodd-Frank) is a further undermining of any kind of serious regulation.”
“Can anyone give me pointers on meeting start-ups in Basel?”
“On a sunny afternoon last August, I shared a drink with one of them on a hotel terrace in Basel, a medieval Swiss city on the banks of the Rhine.”
“Since meeting Jenny at her hotel in Basel, I had been puzzling at her eerie calm in the face of death, struggling to replace the image of the glass of spritzer she had been holding that day with a plastic cup of sodium pentobarbital.”
“The extra capital that banks will have to hold under what is known as the Basel agreement is less than some bankers had feared or some regulators had called for.”
“The committee, based in Basel, Switzerland, wants governments to roughly triple the amount of capital banks set aside, to an amount equal to 7.5 percent of their deposits and other liabilities.”
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