state bank

noun

Definition of state bank

2 : a bank chartered by and operating under the laws of a state of the U.S.

Examples of state bank in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Spohr said talks have been held with a state bank but that no bailout is needed right now. Richard Weiss, Fortune, "Lufthansa cuts 95% of its flights as world airlines near complete shutdown to face coronavirus," 19 Mar. 2020 New Delhi has already merged struggling state banks into bigger banks, while the central bank has cut interest rates five times this year and eased restrictions on healthy lenders. Eric Bellman, WSJ, "India’s ‘Ghost Towns’ Saddle Middle Class With Debt—and Broken Dreams," 16 Jan. 2020 As Tehran’s coffers swelled with oil revenues in the 1970s, Chase formed a joint venture with an Iranian state bank and earned big fees advising the national oil company. David D. Kirkpatrick, New York Times, "How Chase Bank Chairman Helped the Deposed Shah of Iran Enter the U.S.," 29 Dec. 2019 Wisconsin's economy is in good shape and poised for a solid year of lending in 2020, a survey of state bank executives shows. Paul Gores, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin bankers expect good economy to carry over into 2020," 24 Dec. 2019 Another lurch down in the economy threatens a new series of bad debts at the recuperating state banks. The Economist, "The risks from India’s rotten banks," 10 Oct. 2019 Together the group has constructed guitars, state banks, a memorial to breast cancer, turtles, crawfish, and a pelican -- the state bird of Louisiana. Alisha Ebrahimji, CNN, "A 78-foot alligator bonfire was just built on a Mississippi River levee," 21 Dec. 2019 Whenever China’s economy has slowed significantly in recent years, the government has encouraged state banks to step in with a dollop of industrial stimulus to keep the party going. David Fickling | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "China’s Steel Spike Isn’t a Stimulus Sign," 12 Dec. 2019 Turning ten stodgy state banks into four bigger ones, for instance, may indeed strengthen the financial sector in the long term. The Economist, "EconomyA downturn in India reveals the desperate need for deeper reform," 24 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of state bank

1702, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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13 Apr 2020

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“State bank.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/state%20bank. Accessed 24 May. 2020.

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