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The edge or border; the edge of a body of water where it meets the land. As applied to a boundary line of land, the margin of a river, creek, or other watercourse means the center of the stream. But in the case of a lake, bay, or natural pond, the margin means the line where land and water meet.In finance, the difference between market value of loan collateral and face value of loan.

A sum of money, or its equivalent, placed in the hands of a Broker by the principal or person on whose account a purchase or sale of Securities is to be made, as a security to the former against losses to which he or she may be exposed by subsequent fluctuations in the market value of the stock. The amount paid by the customer when he uses a broker's credit to buy a security.

In commercial transactions the difference between the purchase price paid by an intermediary or retailer and the selling price, or difference between price received by manufacturer for its goods and costs to produce. Also called gross profit margin.

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The determination of this margin necessitates the examination of mainly four aspects: 1) the evaluation of liabilities; 2) the evaluation of assets; 3) the level of the premiums of long-term policies; and 4) reinsurance.
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Wilmington Trust's Margin Management service will be available to their clients in early 2018.
12-18: Approval: 40%, Disapproval: 56%; Margin: -16%
Tumour clearance of more than 5mm on permanent section from the resected specimen was taken as clear margins of excision, while tumour within <5mm of clearance, frank tumour at the margins, carcinoma in situ or dysplasia was taken as the positive margin and further resection was done.
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Once a brokerage firm is licensed as a Margin Lender, it will be able to perform margin trading activity at Qatar Stock Exchange.