convertible currency(redirected from Freely Convertible Currencies)
A currency that may be exchanged for a foreign currency. Currency convertibility is vitally important in the foreign exchange market; higher convertibility means that a currency is more liquid and, therefore, less difficult to trade. Factors affecting convertibility include the availability of foreign currency reserves in a given country and domestic regulations seeking to protect local investors from bad investment decisions in, for example, a currency undergoing a period of hyperinflation. A few socialist governments even issue inconvertible currencies, such as the Cuban peso, in order to protect their citizens from perceived capitalist infiltration. See also: Inconvertibility.
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convertible currencya currency which can be converted into another currency without special permission from the FOREIGN EXCHANGE CONTROL authorities.
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