Meaning of “yield curve” in the English Dictionary

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"yield curve" in Business English

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yield curvenoun [ C ]

uk us FINANCE, GRAPHS & CHARTS

a line on a graph that shows the relationship between the interest rate of bonds and the time left until they have to be paid back:

Hong Kong is one of the few Asian debt markets to have a benchmark yield curve for maturity up to 10 years.
a flat/inverted/rising yield curve

(Definition of “yield curve” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)