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Tight money

When a restricted money supply makes credit difficult to secure. The antithesis of tight money is easy money.
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Tight Money

A situation in which it is difficult to receive credit because of the monetary policy of the central bank. Tight money occurs when the central bank has enacted relatively high target interest rates. While this usually happens when the central bank is seeking to control or is concerned about inflation, tight money can negatively impact security prices and make it hard to receive a loan for a house or business.
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tight money

A condition of the money supply in which credit is restricted and interest rates, consequently, are relatively high. Tight money generally has a negative effect on security prices, at least in the short run. Compare easy money.
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tight money


dear money

a government policy whereby the CENTRAL BANK is authorized to sell government BONDS on the open market to facilitate a decrease in t he MONEY SUPPLY (see MONETARY POLICY).

The decrease in money supply serves to increase INTEREST RATES, which discourages INVESTMENT because previously profitable investments become unprofitable owing to the increased cost of borrowing (see MARGINAL EFFICIENCY OF CAPITAL



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These are indeed important details for Pakistan to learn from, which is also suffering from an acute balance of payments/financial crisis, where prolonged use of tight monetary policy has not allowed country to grow and caused domestic debt to balloon, while the external debt has seen sharp increase at the back of virtually non-interventionist policy of SBP leading to fast slide of Rupee.
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The National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic continued to maintain a tight monetary policy stance over the first nine months of 2013, according to the report of the International Monetary Fund prepared for the fifth review under the Extended Credit Facility following the discussions with the Kyrgyz government officials.
CII maintained that the current spike in inflation is a supply side phenomenon and therefore, a tight monetary policy would hurt growth while proving unequal to the task of tackling inflation.
After its most recent policy meeting, the CBR suggested that it no longer believes that a tight monetary policy has little impact on economic growth.
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