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bank rate increase [1 record]

Record 1 2008-11-20


Subject field(s)
  • Banking
  • Finance
  • Special-Language Phraseology

The second situation that would prompt a bank rate increase is when there is a potential loss of confidence in the Canadian dollar.


When inflation threatens, a discount rate increase tends to dampen economic activity because then banks charge higher interest rates to borrowers.


Euro-yen interest rate futures for March yielded 0.685 percent ..., compared with 0.69 percent ..., showing reduced bets on a central bank rate increase.


Several major French commercial banks raised their base lending rates to 10 percent from 9.45 percent in anticipation of a central bank rate rise to defend the currency ...

Key term(s)
  • rate of discount increase
  • rate of discount rise
  • raising of bank rate


  • Banque
  • Finances
  • Phraséologie des langues de spécialité

Une hausse du taux d'escompte «resserre» l'offre de monnaie et de crédit, ce qui se traduit d'office par un resserrement des éléments économiques contribuant à l'inflation et de ceux contribuant à la performance économique.


[...] le relèvement du taux d'escompte [...] visait à raffermir la confiance des marchés envers la monnaie et à annuler une montée coûteuse des taux d'intérêt à moyen et à long terme.

Key term(s)
  • relèvement du taux de la banque centrale
  • hausse du taux d'escompte de la banque centrale


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