Monetary policy

Monetary policy
Actions taken by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to influence the money supply or interest rates. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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   Government policy that deals with total money supply and the general level of interest rates. It has a direct effect on the overall level of economic activity and inflation. Governments often delegate monetary policy implementation to central banks.

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monetary policy UK US noun [U]
ECONOMICS actions taken by a government to control the amount of money in an economy and how easily available it is, for example by changing the interest rate: ease/relax/loosen monetary policy »

Relaxing monetary policy left room for currency speculators to make big profits.

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He said the Fed would tighten monetary policy.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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