tight money

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Noun1.tight money - the economic condition in which credit is difficult to secure and interest rates are hightight money - the economic condition in which credit is difficult to secure and interest rates are high
financial condition - the condition of (corporate or personal) finances
easy money - the economic condition in which credit is easy to secure
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On Wednesday, in the aftermath of a sharp drop in the US stock market amid recession fears, Trump maintained that the US was "winning, big time, against China", and reiterated that the US Federal Reserve's tight money policy was the problem in the trade war in China amid Beijing's alleged "manipulation" of its currency, the yuan.
He doesn't want "tight money to interfere" with the expansion.
Moreover, unless you make it big, it's tight money, and it's a job like any other.
It also gave them the same challenges of older small businesses--remoteness, tight money and limited options, according to the report.
The apex bank said that it would maintain its tight money policy throughout 2019.
Naturally both banks have caveats and small print to consider but the general direction is encouraging - bankers with the confidence to lend is a massive turnaround from a long period of tight money.
The six-month Eibor is 2.8 now and will rise to 4 per cent next year as the Fed embraces tight money. This means the EMI-rent spread bleeds cash for homeowners with floating rate mortgages.
With a tight money circulation in the markets, credit deals mostly face payments delays.
After all, this was the demand-oriented narrative they had used to justify tight money to begin with.
Mostly because this is the area where I have the most choice in what we spend - everyone else insists on getting paid in full regardless of how tight money is that month.
experience during the Great Depression, and after inflation and rising interest rates in the 1970s and disinflation and falling interest rates in the 1980s, I thought the fallacy of identifying tight money with high interest rates and easy money with low interest rates was dead.