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 (lb) [pownd]
1. in the avoirdupois system, a unit of weight equal to 16 ounces (453.6 grams).
2. in the apothecaries' system, a unit of weight equal to 12 ounces (373.2 grams).
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A unit of weight, containing 12 ounces, apothecaries' weight, or 16 ounces, avoirdupois.
[A.S. pund; L. pondus, weight]
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(lb) (pownd)
A unit of weight, containing 12 ounces (apothecaries' weight) or 16 ounces (avoirdupois); equivalent to .453 kilograms.
[A.S. pund; L. pondus, weight]
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Unit of weight, containing 12 ounces, apothecaries' weight, or 16 ounces, avoirdupois.
[A.S. pund; L. pondus, weight]
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While the measures should ease worries over financial stability, they will have no direct impact on the lira because they do not affect banks` foreign exchange positions, BNP Paribas strategist Erkin Isik said in a note.
Dollar/Turkish lira: DOWN at 6.47 lira from 6.88 lira late Monday
The central bank was however allowed to raise a key lending rate from 13.5 per cent to 16.5, after the lira lost 5 per cent of its value in a single day.
DW: The Turkish lira has recorded a steep fall in value against the US dollar in recent weeks.
This has allowed the bank to offset its 31.63 percent increase in other operating expenses to 532.65 million lira.
The Turkish lira's free fall has created the risks of an "Asian flu" style financial crisis two months before June parliamentary elections.
The lira is facing its worst slide since January, when the central bank intervened by raising interest rates in an emergency move.
The volume of general deposits reached 978.9 billion Turkish lira ($459 billion) as of June 27, according to data released by Turkey's Central Bank on Thursday.
Sales climbed to 15.7 billion liras from 13.6 billion a year ago, while revenue from financial businesses was 61.2 million liras.
The central bank of Turkey has called the meeting for Tuesday 28 January 2014 following heavy intervention on the currency markets which failed to stop a run on the lira amongst pressure on a number of emerging markets.
The rapidly declining Turkish lira has led to an emergency meeting being called by the central bank in Turkey.
Summary: The Turkish lira hovered just off record lows near two to the dollar on Monday while the two-year benchmark bond yield inched above 10 per cent in quiet trade, as heightened concern over the conflict in Syria weighed.