CASH CYCLE Definition

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CASH CYCLE is the length of time, normally stated in numbers of days, between the purchase of raw materials and the collection of accounts receivable generated in the sale of the final product.

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RETURNS OUTWARDS are goods bought on credit from a supplier and returned for some reason to be refunded for (Purchases returns).

DISCOUNT PAPER is securities that are issued at a discount and mature at face, or par value. The difference, rather than coupon payments, represents the interest earned at maturity .

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