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current account

Economics that part of the balance of payments composed of the balance of trade and the invisible balance

Current Account


a type of deposit operation in banks and savings banks. Deposits in current accounts are not time deposits; that is, the account holder can make deposits and withdrawals at any time. In the capitalist countries, current accounts for the most part hold the temporarily free capital and cash reserves of the capitalists. In the USSR, current accounts in banks may be opened by noneconomic institutions and enterprises, kolkhozes, and public organizations; current accounts in savings banks may also be opened by individuals.

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In the face of weakening demand by financial institutions for excess funds, the BOJ on Thursday allowed the current account balance to fall below its monetary policy target for the first time since it introduced the quantitative easing policy in March 2001.
But the BOJ under Hayami had consistently resisted this pressure, believing there was already excess liquidity available to financial institutions, which could not or would not use the excess funds they already had (as huge current account balances at the BOJ).
That created two problems: There wasn't a lot of capital for business investment and even less to make up for the country's huge current account deficit--a function of our buying more from foreigners than we sell them.
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