Nominal

Definition:

In name only. Differences in compounding cause the nominal rate to differ from the effective interest rate. Inflation causes the purchasing power of money to differ from one time to another.

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Official settlements balance (overall balance)

An overall measurement of a country's private financial and economic transactions with the rest of the world.

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