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central bank swap lines

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

Agreements between central banks for undertaking intervention.

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Common Agricultural Policy

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Financial Institutions and Services.

(CAP)

A policy set up by the European Economic Community to support free trade within the Common Market and to protect farmers in the member states. The European Commission fixes a...

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currency band

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

A method of controlling the value of a currency by setting upper and lower intervention levels. This is often used for dirty float or crawling peg type intervention and is ...

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exchange equalization account

Overview page. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services.

(EEA) (Banking; UK).

British government account holding the country's foreign currency reserves. It is managed by the Bank of England and is used for currency intervention (cf....

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float

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

(Forex).

An exchange rate that is allowed to vary against other currencies. Floating rates may come in different forms: free float is when the government of the country allows the...

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freely floating exchange rate

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

(Forex).

An exchange rate that is allowed to be determined by market forces without any state intervention. See also dirty float.

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general Agreement to Borrow

Overview page. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services.

(GAB).

Arrangements made through the International Monetary Fund allowing the Group of Ten (the major industrial countries) to borrow amongst themselves (cf. intervention).

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negative interest

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

A charge made by a bank or other deposit taker for looking after a sum of money for a given period.

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valorization

Overview page. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services.

The attempt to give an arbitrary market value to an asset, commodity, or currency usually through government intervention. For instance, by setting up a fund to buy up surpluses (cf....

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