Fixed Currency

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Fixed Currency

A currency to which the government has linked the value of another currency or, rarely, some valuable commodity like gold. For example, under the Bretton Woods System, most world currencies fixed themselves to the U.S. dollar, which in turn fixed itself to gold. A government may fix its currency by holding reserves of the other currency (or the asset to which it is fixed) in the central bank. For example, if a country fixes its currency to the British pound, it must hold enough pounds in reserve to account for all of its currency in circulation.
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7 billion in the second quarter of 2011; when measured in fixed currencies, sales rose 8%.