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peso

1. the standard monetary unit, comprising 100 centavos, of Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and the Philippines; formerly also of Guinea-Bissau, where it was replaced by the CFA franc
2. the standard monetary unit of Uruguay, divided into 100 centesimos
3. another name for piece of eight
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The government statement said these measures would become more generalized in the coming months, as would the purchase of CUC-priced goods in pesos at the 25-peso CUC exchange rate.
Aunque la bioimpedancia aporta conocimientos mas exactos sobre la composicion hidrica corporal y la distribucion del agua en los pacientes de dialisis, el peso seco establecido por estimacion clinica sigue siendo de gran valor, ya que no existen diferencias significativas de este, respecto al estimado por la bioimpedancia posthemodialisis al menos en pacientes en situacion clinica estable.
La seleccion de vaquillas se realiza de acuerdo al peso vivo, fenotipo y fertilidad.
The revaluation of the peso puts the survival of important sectors of our export economy in question," said Guillermo Perry, a former World Bank chief economist for Latin America and the Caribbean, in a column he wrote in El Tiempo, a Bogota daily.
I've got a lot of pesos,'' said Jose Leal, who purchased two large pizzas for himself and his Time Warner Cable colleagues.
The IDB signs with an investment bank or other commercial entity to exchange cash flows from the loan in pesos to the loan in dollars.
Aside from the uncertainties on the political front, Astro del Castillo, director of the Association of Security Analysts of the Philippines, said the peso is also affected by the weakening of other currencies in the region.
Technically, some exchange risk was originally associated with tesobonos because their principal was only indexed to the dollar; but the principal was paid in pesos, and the holder had to handle or cover the conversion of the pesos into dollars.
example, the peso cost of maintaining insured values in compliance with the valuation clauses of the local policies (100 percent) increases dramactically.
5 million pesos in the fourth quarter of 2009, lower than in the year ago period.
64 billion pesos (US$107 million), up by 12 percent on the day.