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 (koun′tər-sĭk′lĭ-kəl, -sī′klĭ-)
Acting counter to an economic cycle: a countercyclical federal aid program.
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having the effect of checking or reversing fluctuations in the national economy or the finances of a business
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(ˌkaʊn tərˈsaɪ klɪ kəl, -ˈsɪk lɪ-)

opposing or designed to oppose a trend, esp. that of an economic cycle.
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Warburg also found that countercyclical earnings sources are growing.
Refrigerators scored the smallest decline among core categories, and freezers, frequently described as countercyclical, remained the only core category ahead for the year to date.
policy is its pursuit of objectives that cripple the primary instrument that national governments have used to moderate boom/bust cycles and ensure stable economic growth: countercyclical monetary operations.
Next, I investigate whether fiscal policy since 1978 has been countercyclical and examine six key pieces of fiscal legislation to determine how well they meet the criteria developed earlier.
Senior partner Mr Colin Sharman, who again topped the firm's pay scales with a pounds 904,000 package, said the firm had had a "remarkable" year with growth coming even in the countercyclical corporate recovery arm.
In contrast to conventional wisdom, they argue that the price level (whether measured by the implicit GNP deflator or by the consumer price index), is countercyclical. Although the monetary base and M1 are both procyclical, neither leads the cycle.
Global Banking News-August 29, 2019--Czech central bank keeps countercyclical buffer rate at 2 percent
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"It's crucial for policymakers to step up countercyclical policies," Zhong added.
GERMANY's Financial Stability Board has suggested the introduction of a countercyclical capital buffer of 0.25 per cent for banks to bolster lending should there be a sustained downturn in Europe's largest economy, the country's finance ministry said yesterday.
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