(1) The race pits two multi-millionaires against each other, each willing to write personal cheques to underwrite their own campaigns.(2) In addition, most of the clearing banks underwrite new issues of commercial paper and, like the merchant banks, provide lines of credit to their commercial customers.(3) One way to assure objective accounting is to encourage insurers to underwrite coverage for financial-statement risks, according to one professor.(4) In some cases it can become unclear when stabilisation ends and support begins as the investment banks which underwrite an IPO are often the largest dealer in the stock particularly in the early days.(5) This means the borough council, who had agreed to underwrite the action, was faced with an estimated bill of Ôö¼├║450,000.(6) On the face of it, it makes sense that governments, through their export credit agencies, need to finance and underwrite big projects that wouldn't otherwise happen.(7) The ultimate will be to say, ├ö├ç├┐Give me your energy bill and I'll underwrite your risk.├ö├ç├û(8) The fund may underwrite the purchase of drugs, vaccines, and other commodities where markets are too weak to respond and stimulate pharmaceutical companies to conduct research to develop new drugs and vaccines.(9) The ministry and legislators agreed on Tuesday that insurance companies cannot underwrite a life insurance policy for a minor until the he or she is at least 14 years old.(10) They relied heavily on donor funds to underwrite activities and to draw support, thus reinforcing an attitude of dependence on government.(11) ├ö├ç├┐We agreed to underwrite the value of all stock in the cash and carry from the date we got involved,├ö├ç├û said O'Neill.(12) An underwriting bank can enter sub-underwriting agreements with others, under which the latter agree to underwrite a certain amount of the securities.(13) There's a desire on the part of the insurance industry to underwrite this risk, but they're having trouble knowing where and how to draw the lines.(14) This social framework exists fundamentally to validate and underwrite the sovereignty of the member states of global international society.(15) The foundation agreed to underwrite a trial seminar, which was duly planned for the following summer.(16) The clause that we provided does however give them the ability to underwrite a risk where loss developments may occur after a given point in time once the company was established.