One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Involving or showing care and forethought, especially in business.
- ‘The performance is creditworthy in view of the absorption of overhang problems by public sector banks and tightening of prudential norms for the banks.’
- ‘The ECB is not entrusted with any direct responsibility related to prudential supervision of credit institutions and the stability of the financial system.’
- ‘Most students are responsible and prudential and thus not as ribald as Wolfe makes them out to be.’
- ‘The figures were expected by most experts, since May was the first month that the new prudential and restrictive monetary measures were implemented.’
- ‘Even in his first five years of supposedly prudential stewardship, his new regulations cost British business a total of £15.6bn.’
- ‘But even if they had failed in this prudential duty, did the fact that rates subsequently plummet somehow pass them by?’
- ‘This is a matter of prudential judgment made by those entrusted with the care of the common good.’
- ‘The publication proposes special prudential measures to help commercial banks in times of exchange rate volatility and swings in capital flows.’
- ‘All they needed to do was simply throw the principles of good governance and prudential banking regulations out of the window.’
- ‘Many materials in the ICW, which act as the guarantee on a prudential state finance system, are abolished.’
- ‘For prudential reasons, I worry that linking social benefits to the workplace may backfire.’
- ‘Malthus held that people possess the capacity for foresight and make prudential decisions in the light of the consequences they foresee.’
- ‘The extension of credits should always follow prudential regulations and sound assessments.’
- ‘As to which concrete punishments should be annexed to which crimes, the judgment is a prudential one left for public authority to determine.’
- ‘According to prudential legislation, bank exposure to any single entity cannot exceed 25 per cent of its capital.’
- ‘At the same time, lax supervision and prudential regulation allowed banks and corporations to take on significant exchange rate and maturity risks.’
- ‘Indeed, it used to be a principle of asset management that portfolios were diversified across different national jurisdictions as part of a prudential spreading of risk.’
- ‘Borrowing from banks, with their strict prudential procedures that require collateral for loans, is not a viable option.’
- ‘Unfortunately, within the Government's rules, prudential borrowing would not provide the solution to our problems.’
- ‘Williams also credits more standard prudential requirements which, he said, have allowed banks to reduce the risk of attracting bad customers.’
Late Middle English: from prudent, on the pattern of words such as evidential.
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