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  • n. Plural form of tightening.


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  • In recent weeks, Indian stocks have been battered due to concerns over India's high inflation rate and the extent to which a series of interest-rate tightenings by the Reserve Bank of India will slow economic growth.

    India Shares Sink to More Than Four-Month Low

  • The Reserve Bank of India next meets on Jan. 25 to consider an interest rate rise after pushing up rates six times in 2010 — one of the most aggressive tightenings of any central bank.

    Indian Food Prices Keep Rising

  • The move comes days after the Reserve Bank of Australia surprised markets with a quarter-percentage-point increase and several weeks after the People 's Bank of China and the Monetary Authority of Singapore also announced surprise policy tightenings.

    Vietnam Surprises With Interest Rate Move

  • The last two Fed tightenings contributed to swoons, even though they weren't aggressive.

    Challenges of the Fed's Rescue Party

  • Mr. Yunus, who cheerfully refers to his business as "sub sub sub subprime," seems unfazed by the U.S. subprime mortgage collapse and the various tightenings of credit that followed in its wake.

    Subprime Lender

  • At home, we have seen successive tightenings of the anti-terrorism legislation - or, to put it another way, successive erosions of the Human Rights Act, and of other, older individual freedoms secured by common law, such as habeas corpus.

    Archive 2005-11-01

  • When one of the tightenings came on, I would smile with wide eyes and occasionally grab David's hand and place it on my belly.

    Son is 7!

  • He owned a ton of bank stocks ahead of an imminent series of tightenings.

    Jim Cramer's Real Money

  • Sector bottoms, picking individual stocks as part of a big sector bet, means going back to the model of earnings and Fed tightenings and loosenings that I described earlier.

    Jim Cramer's Real Money

  • When you believe that the tightenings are beginning to have an effect, you will see a sudden rush of money over a four- or five-day period into the Kelloggs, Gillettes, Avons, Procters, and Kimberlys, the stuff that is in your kitchen and your medicine chest.

    Jim Cramer's Real Money


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