Credit Flow

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Credit Flow

The availability of credit. High credit flow indicates low interest rates, loose credit requirements, and ease of borrowing money. Low credit flow indicates the opposite.
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Credit flows have dried up and major investment firms and lending institutions have been wiped off the map.
Sarah Green, Confederation of British Industry North East, regional director, said: "The more modest interest rate cut reflects the Bank's recognition that interest rate reductions on their own cannot restore credit flows - the most important factor determining the prospects for the economy.
The loan will come from the IDB's Liquidity Program for Growth Sustainability set up to help Latin American & Caribbean countries restore credit flows for companies amidst a global crisis that has disrupted financial markets.
CBI's chief economic adviser Ian McCafferty said: "Significant government measures aimed at restoring credit flows are gradually being put into place, but the pace of delivery is slow.
Members last night supported a resolution demanding ministers act to ensure the company can "secure normal credit flows to effectively operate and manage their businesses".
It is human nature to be a little gun-shy after being burned, but too many institutions restricting credit flows too much can harm the economy.
This is especially true in 2008 and 2009, as Federal Reserve actions to contain the financial crisis and restore credit flows more than doubled the level of bank reserves--bank reserves rose from an average of 5 percent of assets from 1998 through 2007 to over 8 percent of assets in 2008 and 2009.
New research by the Bank of England looking at global credit flows seems to support Chancellor George Osborne's call for renewed austerity measures in the UK economy.
Mr Cable said: "The job of the new coalition Government is to do better than the last one in making sure that that credit flows.
In sum, when looking at what might be behind the sharp decline in credit flows to nonfinancial businesses, there was a flight to liquidity, to be sure, as overall uncertainty jumped.
It is more important than ever that credit flows to businesses and that they understand that there are a number of smart funding options they can utilise.
These key steps, as recommended in the IMF s Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) for Spain conducted earlier this year, will contribute to build a sounder banking system, which in time will help to restart credit flows and boost growth and employment.
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