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- v. To decorate the window of a shop
- v. To give something superficial attractiveness
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make something appear superficially attractive
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Many banks, mutual funds and companies prefer liquid and safe assets at the end of the quarter to window-dress their balance sheets.
Last week, China announced some tax cuts for rural lenders, in an apparent move to window-dress the prospect of Agricultural Bank's profitability.
Ah Schnorer, I love the way you window-dress the McCain press releases and campaign commercials!
Management of a financial institution also can window-dress information it provides to the board to have the approval which will mean reaching the target and getting the bonus.
The fraud had been executed through a reinsurance transaction designed to deceive investors and Wall Street analysts by transferring $500 million in reserves to AIG to window-dress AIG's balance sheet.
Companies and institutional investors also tend to hold low-risk government debt at the end of the quarter as a way to window-dress their balance sheets.
Companies and funds bought liquid paper to window-dress their balance books.
Miller Tabak strategist Tony Crescenzi tells Businessweek, as it "has reduced [money managers '] urge to window-dress" their portfolios with less-risky Treasury securities.
The need to window-dress balance sheets before the quarter-end Tuesday contributed to the tension in short-term funding market.
Also weighing on the U.S. currency were foreign companies repatriating money home to window-dress their balance sheets at year end, analysts said.
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