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  • n. Alternative spelling of face value.


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  • As euro-zone leaders work to defuse the dangerous debt crisis that is raging at their periphery, more and more observers seem to believe that part of the solution should be a major cut in the face-value of outstanding Greek and possibly Irish government bonds.

    Europe Shouldn't Let Greece Default

  • The initiative looks simple at face-value but, as observers point out, it is very complex in nature and difficult to implement, often requiring a coalition of countries to do so.

    No-Fly Zones: Hidden Complexities

  • Taken at face-value, the general story line is indeed standard enough Gothic fare, if somewhat modernized.

    2009 August

  • Forget "face-value reading" — such a person has clearly not even idly flipped through the Bible at any point.

    Contemporary Mythologies

  • According to a face-value reading of the Bible, you shouldn't question.

    Contemporary Mythologies

  • Of course, if you are a bondholder expecting to be repaid next year or the year after, and you wind up exchanging those bonds for much longer-dated debt instead and possibly debt with a lower face-value, then you can rightly claim to be taking a hit on the value of your bonds.

    Another Failed Greek Rescue

  • Under this proposal, Greece's principal repayments to private creditors would be put off until some future date, with interest payments and interest rates maintained and no haircut on the face-value of the bonds.

    Greece's Unsustainable Burden

  • Under the only scenario that investors are likely to accept, a little more than half of the face-value of a €100 bond would be redeemed for cash and a triple-A, sovereign, zero-coupon bond.

    The French Deception

  • Unfortunately too much snake oil and crappola has passed under the proverbial bridge to accept ‘face-value’ but we will accept the historical standard for a ‘competitive price point’ and that means full sovereignty for Palestinians.

    Matthew Yglesias » After the Two-State Solution

  • You mentioned the east vs. west, suggestive vs. face-value interpretation in sexual imagery, and it reminded me of a piece I'd once read about those very same qualities separating Asian and American horror films - that Asian horror often takes an airy and symbolic approach to such strong subjects as fear, death, and "The Killer," while American horror tends to be exacting and visceral.

    This Is Why I Shouldn't Drink


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