Savings rate

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Savings rate

Personal savings as a percentage of disposable personal income.

Savings Rate

The amount a person or organization places in a savings account or similar vehicle as a percentage of total disposable income. Savings are important for long term financial stability as it gives a person or organization a cushion for bad times. The savings rate may be calculated at microeconomic level for personal finances or may be aggregated at the national level to gauge financial health. A low or negative savings rate usually indicates excessive borrowing, spending, or both. On the other hand, a high savings rate may result in slower economic growth as persons and companies are saving instead of purchasing goods and services. See also: Rainy day fund.
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With the low domestic saving ratios, Turkey bankrolled its chronic current account deficit with foreign capital inflow, which surged during the years of relative political stability in the country over the last decade.
Finance minister said that a vibrant Debt Capital Market will not only diversify investment avenues for investors but will also help in improving saving ratios and enable government to raise financing for crucial infrastructure projects.
But might it not have been the rise in asset prices (or an expectation of continued increases in asset prices) that allowed an accumulation of debt and depressed saving ratios rather than the other way around?
Van de Ven (2011) uses the FES and selects families with heads aged 25 to show that the saving ratios of those in the lowest income quintile fell steadily during the period of widening income inequality and sharply in the decade before the crisis, see figure 4.
The countries of Central and Eastern Europe represent an attractive opportunity for wealth managers due to their relatively high national saving ratios.
This paper is an attempt to deal with various aspects of rural savings, such as the reliability of rural income and expenditure data, consistency of saving ratio over time, relationship between farm size and saving ratios, rationale of saving behaviour, and the issues regarding the mobilisation of rural savings.
Thus, as argued by Frankel, if capital was less than perfectly mobile across nations, it is difficult to see how truly exogenous, long-run shifts in saving ratios would not impact on investment ratios, whatever the econometric problems associated with measuring those impacts.
Figure 4 shows government saving ratios both in NIPA terms and in terms of the Eisner series that adjusts government financial positions to account for changes in the market values of assets and liabilities.
Reduced demand for cash and bond investments - along with lower saving ratios - combine to squeeze rates and yields higher.
4; this may remove the need for modelling cyclical influences on saving ratios.
He said if a country wants to shift to a high-income category, it should already have rich natural resources or try to boost personal saving ratios.
ybrahim Ecanakcy, Turkish executive board member at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) also took floor on one of the sidelines of the event and said if a country wants to shift to a high income category, it should have already rich natural resources or try to boost personal saving ratios.