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Commercial Papers Money Market Instruments cs capital market notes
Money Market Instruments Commercial Papers Commercial paper is a low-cost alternative to bank loans. It is a short term unsecured promissory note issued by corporates and financial institutions at a discounted value on face value. They are usually issued with fixed maturity between one to 270 days and for financing of accounts receivables, inventories and meeting short term liabilities. Say, for example, a company has receivables of Rs 1 lacs with credit period 6 months. It will not be able to liquidate its receivables before 6 months. The company is in need of funds. It can issue commercial papers in form of unsecured promissory notes at discount of 10% on face value of Rs 1 lacs to be matured after 6 months. The company has strong credit rating and finds buyers easily. The company is able to liquidate its receivables immediately and the buyer is able to earn interest of Rs 10K over a period of 6 months.
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