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From Longman Business Dictionarycountercyclicalcoun‧ter‧cyc‧li‧cal /ˌkaʊntəˈsɪklɪkəl, -ˈsaɪ--tər-/ adjectiveECONOMICS1not following the normal pattern of business activity, for example increasing when other activities are decreasingThe aircraft engineering division will not be sold, as its countercyclical performance helps balance the EIS Group.2countercyclical actions are intended to change the way in which the economy is behaving at different times, for example actions to stop it growing too fast, or to help it grow when it is not growingBank supervision is not a suitable tool of countercyclical policy.
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