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M2

Measure of the U.S. money stock that consists of M1, certain overnight repurchase agreements and certain overnight Eurodollars, savings deposits (including money market deposit accounts), time deposits in amounts of less that $100,000 and balances in money market mutual funds (other than those restricted to institutional investors).

M2

A measure of money supply used by the various central banks. In the Federal Reserve System, M2 includes all physical currency and deposits in checking accounts, and adds to this the amount of money in savings accounts, certificates of deposit up to $100,000 (or their equivalents), and money market accounts. The European Central Bank defines M2 as the aggregation currency in circulation, overnight deposits, deposits with maturities of up to two years, and deposits redeemable with notice of up to three months. The Japanese, Indian, and New Zealand central banks have definitions similar to (but not exactly the same as) the Federal Reserve's. While different central banks have slightly different definitions of M2, all include money currently in circulation and the money most likely to come into circulation. Therefore, it is the most common measure used in forecasting inflation. See also: M0, M1, M3, M4

M2

A measure of the domestic money supply that includes M1 plus savings and time deposits, overnight repurchase agreements, and personal balances in money market accounts. Basically, M2 includes money that can be used for spending (M1) plus items that can be quickly converted to M1.
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In separate data, the BOJ said the benchmark M2 money supply gauge came to 796.8 trillion yen in April.
M2 money supply growth in Qatar also slowed for the ninth straight month to 2 per cent in March, when total domestic liquidity stood at 179.46 billion riyals, the central bank said.
A breakdown of the report shows that increases in the pace of deliveries, building permits, stocks prices, M2 money supply, the interest rate spread, and consumer expectations all contributed to the large increase.
But other reports, including those on M2 money supply growth, reinforced the view that growth would be sluggish at best.
Qatar's broad measure of M2 money supply improved on a q-o-q basis, to add around QR3.9bn or 0.75% in Q4, 2015 and stand at around QR521bn as of December, 2015, after receding by 2.7% in Q3, 2015.
"Annual growth in the broad M2 money supply measure has been slowing down since the start of this year.
M2 money supply rose 16.1 per cent from a year earlier, following March's 15.7 per cent advance.
Therefore, the Fed has already placed interest rates at zero percent for the last four years and has caused M2 money supply to be up 7% YOY.The strategy of governments and central banks is clear; lower interest rates and pump money into the system in order to re-inflate asset prices and releverage the economy.
M2 money supply growth slowed to a 29-month low of 8.5 percent year-on-year in February from 10.8 percent a month earlier, while March inflation was 1.2 percent, down from last year's rate of 1.9 percent.
M2 money supply, which includes time and savings deposits, increased 12.5 percent from the previous year, the central bank said.
In separate data, the BOJ said the benchmark M2 money supply reading came to 796.8 trillion yen in April.
According to the bank, UAE's M2 money supply growth has decreased from 11 per cent year-on-year in October 2009 to 4.2 per cent in May 2010.