Central Bank Rate as an Instrument of Monetary Control
The use of bank rates acting as a source of control is the focus of this chapter. It examines the imposition of the Minimum Lending Rate in 1972. The role of the central bank in setting rates and their ability to force up rates is examined. There is a discussion on the role of central bank reserves. The limitations of central bank's powers are also studied. The chapter concludes with an analysis of monetary aggregates.
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