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ceiling

Vox populi A maximum, upper limit. See Glass ceiling, Nondisclosure ceiling.
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By releasing the interest rate ceiling to its free level would increase both saving and the efficiency of investment since low-yielding projects will no longer look profitable.
Interest rate ceiling is a combination of fixed and floating interest rates.
So interest rate ceilings on deposits probably had a limited effect on competition, since most of the time they were not binding.
Restiveness about the Reg Q structure came to a head and the interest rate ceilings were gradually removed.
Regulation, in the form of interest rate ceilings on deposits, also played a key role in housing finance.
Hence, ALRC is a constructed variable comprising the interest rate ceiling for the period up to June 1990 and unit value ([e.sup.0]) thereafter.
To help homeowners and thrifts finance housing and create savings, Congress deliberately encouraged the industry to make long-term, fixed-rate home mortgage loans and to accept interest rate ceilings and short-term deposits backed by federal deposit insurance.
Historical comparisons of deposit rates can be tricky, in part because retail deposit rates were subject to interest rate ceilings before the 1980s.
In addition, the phasing out and eventual elimination of Regulation Q interest rate ceilings in 1986 enabled banks to compete with nonbank financial intermediaries for such funds.