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This paper investigates the determinants of liability maturity choice in transition markets. We formulate a model of firm value maximization that describes managers' choice of optimal debt structure. The theoretical predictions are tested using a unique panel of 4,300 Ukrainian firms during the period 2000-2005. Our estimates confirm the importance of liquidity, signaling, maturity matching, and agency costs for the liability term structure of firms operating in a transition economy. In addition, we find that companies do not react uniformly to determinants of debt maturity. Firms that mainly rely on external funds are ...
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Builders broke ground on fewer U.S. homes in May than anticipated after the expiration of a tax credit, indicating the real-estate market will struggle without government incentives. Housing starts fell 10 percent, the biggest decline since March 2009, to a 593,000 annual rate, Commerce Department figures showed today in Washington. Building permits, a sign of future construction, unexpectedly fell to a one-year low. Single-family starts suffered the largest drop since 1991. Builders focused less on taking on new projects and more on completing houses for those seeking to qualify for the tax credit, which required contracts be ... market research, surveys and trends
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He was elected chairman of the board on September 11, 2007, and CEO on June 1, 2007. He continues to hold the office of president, a position to which he was elected in June 2000. He was elected to the Cargill board of directors in August 2000. Page joined Cargill in 1974 as a trainee assigned to the Feed Division. Over the years, he held a number of positions in the United States and Singapore. Page worked with the start-up of Cargill’s poultry processing operations in Thailand, the beef and pork processing operations of Cargill’s Excel subsidiary in Wichita, Kansas, and the company’s Financial Markets Group in Minneapolis. ... market research, surveys and trends

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Swiss Reinsurance said Thursday that it was turning to Warren Buffett for a capital infusion, as Deutsche Bank and Banco Santander announced sobering forecasts, offering a reminder that the credit crisis has yet to run its course. Swiss Re, based in Zurich, said it would get 3 billion Swiss francs, or about $2.6 billion, of capital from Berkshire Hathaway, Buffett's holding company, and that it would consider raising another 2 billion francs in equity if the market would bear it. The company reported a 2008 net loss of about 1 billion francs. The Swiss company made its announcement as Deutsche Bank, the largest German bank, ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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