reserve ratio

reserve ratio
noun
Etymology: reserve (II)
: the ratio of the cash reserves of a bank to liabilities; especially : the ratio of gold certificates to combined deposit liabilities and outstanding Federal Reserve notes of the Federal Reserve banks

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reserve ratio noun (economics)
The government-imposed minimum ratio that must be maintained by a bank between its total deposit liabilities and the cash reserves it retains with the central bank
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Main Entry:reserve

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