Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fence continuously encircling an estate or some considerable extent of ground; hence, any bounding or inclosing line; a limit or pale.
“The central conclusion, which was flagged in the panel's interim report in April, is the recommendation of a so-called ring-fence around a bank's traditional lending and deposit-taking businesses.”
“World-wide except for Latin America, which Hoover managed to ring-fence for the FBI.”
“It is a mistake to ring-fence large areas of spending.”
“Any "ring-fence" that isn't a complete sham is sure to do real damage to at least some bank's business model.”
“Unsurprisingly, HSBC Holdings and Lloyds Banking Group favor a wide "ring-fence" to minimize the impact on their existing U.K. operations.”
“U.K. banks fell amid expectations that the government later Wednesday will announce plans to ring-fence retail deposits from investment-banking operations.”
“He didn't elaborate, but his remarks may be interpreted as tacit support for Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne's backing of a plan to ring-fence banks' retail operations from riskier investment banking activities.”
“Mr. Osborne also said that he endorsed the proposal for "a ring-fence around better-capitalized high street banks to make them safer, and to protect their vital services to the economy if things go wrong.”
“But France rightly argues the crisis has exposed severe shortcomings in the euro-zone framework and that, in a highly interlinked currency union, there is no way to ring-fence the problems of one member state without marshalling the full resources of the bloc.”
“Instead the Tories plan to ring-fence NHS spending, thus keeping hordes of adminstrators who are otherwise otiose beavering away at nothing very much.”
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