CURRENCY SWAP Definition

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CURRENCY SWAP is an exchange of two currencies accord­ing to an agreement to re-exchange the currencies at the same rate at a specified future date. During the term of the agreement, exchanges of interest payments denomi­nated in the respective currencies also may occur.

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UNIFORM CAPITALIZATION RULES (UNICAP), in the U.S., is a method of valuing inventory for tax purposes that requires capitalization of direct costs, e.g. material and labor, and an allocable portion of indirect costs that benefit or are incurred because of production or resale activities. Certain expenses must be included in the basis of the property or in inventory costs rather than currently deducted. These costs are then recovered through depreciation or amortization or as cost of goods sold.

REMIC is Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduit. Refers to U.S. legislation, created with the Tax Reform Act of 1986, that allowed for the issuance of collateralized mortgage obligations.

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