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The ratio of personal savings to disposable income in an economy.
- ‘This will provide an unprecedented windfall for the Irish consumer and should act as a catalyst for a fall in the current excessively high savings ratios.’
- ‘Recent reports suggest that China has one of the highest savings ratios in the world, some 30%, compared to less than 5% in Britain.’
- ‘In addition to threatening banks' interest income, this has also meant that the savings ratio is down because people had become accustomed to high returns.’
- ‘In the transition period, where the assets of the pension funds are gradually increased through the accumulation of the pension contributions, the aggregate savings ratio in the economy will be higher.’
- ‘The single most important aspect of his new plan to boost the savings ratio is its very clear aim of altering popular attitudes to the accumulation of capital.’
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