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Glossary

Navigate the complex world of currency management with our comprehensive dictionary of financial terms and definitions.

Restricted Currency

A restricted currency, also known as ‘blocked’ or non-convertible currency, is the monetary unit of a country where holders of the currency do not have the right to convert it freely at the going exchange rate into any other currency. A currency is considered to be restricted if it fulfills one or more of the following three criteria about usability, exchangeability and market value: it cannot be used for all purposes without restrictions; it cannot be exchanged for another currency without limitations; It cannot be exchanged at a given exchange rate.