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Bullion

Keywords

Discount Houses, Monetary policy, Implementation.

Abstract

Discount houses are financial institutions which shift funds between the central bank on one hand and licensed banks on the other hand, through the provision of discounting and re-discounting of eligible short-term securities such as treasury bills and certificates and commercial bills. The purpose of this paper therefore is to highlight the role of discount houses in monetary policy implementation. Part I discusses the assets structure a d functions of discount houses. Part II discusses the role of discount houses in monetary policy implementation. Part II highlights the relationship between a central bank and discount houses while Part IV focuses on the prospects of growth of discount houses in Nigeria.

Author Bio

The author is a staff of Central Bank of Nigeria.

Publication Title

CBN Bullion

Issue

2

Volume

16

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