intermediation

noun
in·​ter·​me·​di·​a·​tion | \ˌin-tər-ˌmē-dē-ˈā-shən \

Definition of intermediation 

: the act of coming between : intervention, mediation

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This intermediation would also put pressure on banks to pay higher interest rates to depositors. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Narrow Odds for Narrow Banks," 12 Sep. 2018 America’s banks play a crucial role in global financial intermediation, helping to propagate changes in sentiment around the world. The Economist, "Rate rises affect global markets—and may feed back to America," 14 June 2018 The blockchain removes much of the need for intermediation between two parties, said Blythe Masters, CEO of financial technology company Digital Asset. WSJ, "Former Trump Advisers Bullish About Second-Term Prospects," 12 Apr. 2018 Kuroda said Thursday that financial intermediation hasn’t been impaired in Japan and that talk about the theory doesn’t indicate any need for policy change. Bloomberg.com, "BOJ Maintains Stimulus as Inflation Lags Behind Growth," 21 Dec. 2017 These centres boost cross-border trade and financial intermediation and play a critical part in facilitating growth around the world. The Economist, "LettersLetters to the editor," 26 Oct. 2017 Credit intermediation was down 1%, residential construction dropped 0.9% and activity at real estate agents declined 1.5%. Theophilos Argitis, Bloomberg.com, "Canadian Growth Spurt Stalls With GDP Unchanged in July," 30 Sep. 2017 The Kurds also seek U.S. intermediation in future talks with Baghdad over Kurdistan’s future. Trudy Rubin, The Mercury News, "Rubin: Iraqi Kurds still think U.S. has a role to play," 14 Mar. 2017 As a result of intermediation from the Catholic Church, the Panamanian government has agreed to try to resolve the Cuban migrant issue beyond detention. Mario J. Pentón, miamiherald, "Panama offers stranded Cuban migrants multiple entry visas if they return to island," 18 June 2017

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1602, in the meaning defined above

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