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Published: 15th September 2009 by William Webster

Treasury bills are short term debt instruments issued by governments to meet their financing requirements or drain liquidity from the financial system. The credit risk is that of the sovereign issuer. The maturities are short dated typically 3, 6, 9 or 12 months.

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A safe haven. The cost. A barometer of sentiment. TED spread. Interest calculations. Liquidity.

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