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Synonyms for ceiling

the greatest amount or number allowed

Synonyms for ceiling

the overhead upper surface of a covered space

(meteorology) altitude of the lowest layer of clouds

an upper limit on what is allowed


maximum altitude at which a plane can fly (under specified conditions)

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If a 50 per cent rate was introduced on earnings over pounds 50,000 and 60 per cent above pounds 100,000, the basic rate ceiling could be lifted to pounds 50,000, he was saying.
I believe that the ECB should keep its targeted interest rate ceiling at its current level, while allowing exceptions for such special shocks as the price of oil.
In addition, to the extent that a government program is not funded, MBA recommended the legislation should increase the interest rate ceiling so that the subsidy offered in today's interest rate environment is comparable to that of 1942.
Since July, individual banks in Hong Kong can set their own interest rates as the territory's banking cartel, Hong Kong Association of Banks, ended its role in deciding the local savings deposit rate ceiling following full deregulation of interest rates.
The new law carries a clause obliging the Diet to review the interest rate ceiling after three years in view of potential business difficulties small shoko lenders may face as a result of the cutback in the binding upper interest limit.
The deals are regulated by the Consumer Credit Act 1974 which has no interest rate ceiling.
The discount rate, the rate the Fed charges commercial banks and what Arkansas usury law ties the interest rate ceiling to, has been raised three times.
All agree with The Heritage Foundation's Ed Feulner that before any VAT is considered, two issues must be resolved: Because VAT is a relentlessly efficient revenue raiser, government must set an absolute rate ceiling to deter spending excesses.
States were selected to represent: (1) states with a restrictive interest rate ceiling structure (2) states where interest rate ceilings are moderate, and (3) states where interest rate ceilings are not restrictive.
The CBO decision to lower interest rate ceiling to 6 per cent will be affecting the interest income growth of the banks.
On 25 March 2012, the CBO announced a cut in the interest rate ceiling on personal loans from eight per cent to seven per cent.
Federal credit union alternatives to payday loans could range from $200 to $1,000, have a maximum APR of 1,000 basis points above the interest rate ceiling and carry an application fee of no more than $20.
Exporters have also sought the restoration of the depreciation rate ceiling of 25 per cent per annum, which was prevalent till 2004- 05.
The clause has been inserted with a view to alleviating the effects of the planned cut in the lending rate ceiling as many lawmakers from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party in particular are wary of the new law which they argue could squeeze lending to prospective borrowers.
FERC removed the rate ceiling for short-term (less than one year) capacity release transactions for an experimental period scheduled to end on Sept.