Definition of central bank in English:

central bank

noun

  • A national bank that provides financial and banking services for its country's government and commercial banking system, as well as implementing the government's monetary policy and issuing currency.

    • ‘There are several examples of when central banks like the Federal Reserve have done this.’
    • ‘On Monday the Japanese central bank adopted a policy of zero interest rates to help revive the economy.’
    • ‘There is no doubt that in making monetary policy, central banks need an extensive network of information gathering.’
    • ‘What they mean by that is that the central bank must avoid policies that aim at zero inflation.’
    • ‘We can define a bubble as activities that spring up on the back of loose monetary policy of the central bank.’
    • ‘First, a conflict with the internal monetary policies of central banks may arise.’
    • ‘Modern central banks pronounce economic and monetary stability as their target.’
    • ‘The central bank's tight monetary policy has presented severe problems for the business community.’
    • ‘How does the Federal Reserve System stack up in comparison with other central banks?’
    • ‘The central bank has recently invited more commercial banks into the Namibian market.’
    • ‘However, eurozone central banks will continue to exchange notes of the old national currencies indefinitely.’
    • ‘For example, there is a particularly heavy emphasis on the role of central banks and monetary policy.’
    • ‘That was followed by serious mistakes by the Federal Reserve and other central banks.’
    • ‘These are the doubts preoccupying central banks and finance ministries round the world.’
    • ‘It is also a widespread myth that central banks are inaugurated in order to check inflation by commercial banks.’
    • ‘That hunger for U.S. debt by foreign central banks has certainly been tempered.’
    • ‘Seldom before has a move by a central bank to tighten monetary policy been greeted with such a surge of enthusiasm.’
    • ‘Understood, there has been a run on the banking system, and the central bank has lost a lot of reserves.’
    • ‘Foreign central banks knew full well that their currencies are in the same boat as the dollar.’
    • ‘As long as this pool is growing the central bank can get away with loose monetary policies for a long period of time.’

Pronunciation:

central bank

/ˈsentrəl baNGk/