cash reserve ratio


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cash reserve ratio

the proportion of a COMMERCIAL BANK'S total assets that it keeps in the form of highly liquid assets to meet day-to-day currency withdrawals by its customers and other financial commitments. The cash reserve ratio comprises TILL MONEY (notes and coins held by the bank) and its operational BALANCES WITH THE BANK OF ENGLAND. The cash reserve ratio is a narrowly defined RESERVE ASSET RATIO that can be used by the monetary authorities to control the MONETARY BASE of the economy.

See BANK DEPOSIT CREATION, MONETARY BASE CONTROL, MONETARY POLICY.

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The Reserve Bank of India's move to cut the cash reserve ratio (CRR) for banks is aimed at permanently addressing the structural liquidity deficit, RBI Governor Duvvuri Subbarao said.
Although the central bank left the cash reserve ratio unchanged at 4.
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Based on an assessment of the present and prospective micro economic situation, we have decided to keep the repo rate, under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF), also the cash reserve ratio (CRR) unchanged," RBI Governor D Subbarao said.
The RBI also said on Tuesday that banks will need to maintain 99 percent of their daily cash reserve ratio requirements -- the deposits they set aside with the RBI -- against a 70 percent level now.
However, what was not expected was the decision by the Reserve Bank of India to reduce the cash reserve ratio (CRR) -- the share of deposits that banks must keep with the central bank -- by 0.
On Monday, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced that it has reduced cash reserve ratio (CRR) by 0.
The Reserve Bank of India also cut the cash reserve ratio by 0.
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