Ring fence

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a fence which encircles a large area, or a whole estate, within one inclosure.
See under Fence.

See also: Fence, Ring

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But amid that mass ran a vein of which he was too good and honorable a man to like the avowal even to himself: it was undeniable that the union of the two estates--Tipton and Freshitt-- lying charmingly within a ring-fence, was a prospect that flattered him for his son and heir.
The latest news of soft bank reforms by France that ring-fences proprietary trading activities in separate, self-funded entities by 2015 while sparing activities such as market-making, hedging and private equity financing, has already come under attack.
But the governor, who will step down in just over seven months, said proposals to introduce ring-fences to protect high-street operations from investment divisions are still necessary.
Legislation will reach the statute book before the 2015 election, with a requirement for banks to build ring-fences "as soon as practically possible" after this date.
Legislation to implement the reforms will reach the statute book before the 2015 election, with a requirement for banks to build ring-fences "as soon as practically possible" after this date.
Mr Osborne promised legislation by 2015 to put the changes into law - with banks required to erect ring-fences "as soon as practically possible" after this date and to implement the changes relating to loss-absorbency by the end of 2019.
and NEG structurally insulates, or ring-fences NEG from the possible bankruptcy or further credit downgrade of PG&E Corp.