credit crunch


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a state in which there is a short supply of cash to lend to businesses and consumers and interest rates are high

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The financial credit crunch was caused by the banks not Labour; the clue is in the name, global financial credit crunch.
In a research report, the central bank said that foreign-owned bank branches in Britain helped to shrink loan books of banks by almost half at the height of the credit crunch.
The credit crunch badly affected every country's economy in the world.
The credit crunch has introduced toxic debt to the language - debt with a high risk of default - and quantitative easing - the pumping of new money into the national supply by a central bank.
Last year was linked to the credit crunch, the first time we have had such a crisis in the UK," he said.
National eating disorder expert Professor Hubert Lacey, who is medical director of Newbridge House in Sutton Coldfield, where patients are treated on the NHS, said he had seen a noticeable increase of men at his clinics since the credit crunch began to bite.
National eating disorder expert, Professor Hubert Lacey, who is medical director of Newbridge House in Sutton Coldfield, where patients are treated on the NHS, said he had seen a noticeable increase of men at his clinics since the credit crunch began to bite.
Will the credit crunch impact on funds available this summer?
John Hooper, president of the British Gold Panning Association, said: "We think we will be a lot busier this year, with people looking to try their luck, due to the credit crunch.
That number has gone up massively because of the credit crunch.
Only one in 13 (or 8%) in Wales actively questions parents about the credit crunch, figures show.
He said that a credit crunch cannot be precluded since banks have already become very restrictive in their lending policy.
A FREE guide on how to survive the credit crunch is now available from The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
MANAMA: Top businesses around the world are increasing their focus on a wide variety of risks as global economic conditions continue to be affected by the credit crunch, says a survey.
THE "double whammy" of Christmas and the credit crunch will make this week one of the busiest ever for divorce lawyers, experts said today.
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