Central bank

Definition:

A country's main bank whose responsibilities include the issue of currency, the administration of monetary policy, open market operations, and engaging in transactions designed to facilitate healthy business interactions. See: Federal Reserve System.

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Plain vanilla

A term that refers to a relatively simple derivative financial instrument, usually a swap or other derivative that is issued with standard features.

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