nationalise nationalise


  1. (v) make national in character or scope
  2. (v) put under state control or ownership



  1. Until then the objectors to the Geithner Plan are left saying nationalise now, but without an answer to the nasty question of which banks to nationalise.
  2. In Monotony the aim is to nationalise everything.


  • Austrian minister rejects costly 'bad bank' option for Hypo

    VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria is seeking "creative" ways to clean up ailing nationalised lender Hypo Alpe Adria, Finance Minister Maria Fekter said on Wednesday, rejecting the option of a "bad ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Finance


  1. Greenspan told the FT: "It may be necessary to temporarily nationalise some banks in order to facilitate a swift and orderly restructuring. I understand that once in a hundred years this is what you do."
    on Feb 18, 2009 By: Alan Greenspan Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

  2. As the turmoil surrounding the lenders' future continues, Mr Cameron added: "I suspect the Government is running out of time and money. If it does nationalise it, it will be a monumental failure."
    on Dec 11, 2007 By: David Cameron Source:

  3. "The Commission will now be in a position to examine matters relating to corporate governance and risk management in each of the banks covered by the government's guarantee up to the date of the government's decision to nationalise Anglo Irish Bank...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Brian Lenihan Source: Interactive Investor

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