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Characteristics of the Euro, the Demand for Reserves, and Policy Coordination Under EMU

Characteristics of the Euro, the Demand for Reserves, and Policy Coordination Under EMU »

Source: Characteristics of the Euro, the Demand for Reserves, and Policy Coordination Under EMU

Volume/Issue: 1997/58

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Masson , and Bart Turtelboom

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 1997

ISBN: 9781451847826

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, monetary union, foreign exchange, inflation targeting

The success of European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) will depend on the stability of the euro. The monetary policy framework is yet to be decided, but is likely to involve either money or inflation targeting....

Currency Composition and Foreign Exchange Reserves1

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Source: Currency Composition and Foreign Exchange Reserves

Volume/Issue: 1988/61

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 July 1988

ISBN: 9781451964844

Keywords: foreign exchange, exchange rate, exchange reserves, foreign exchange reserves, currency composition

This study examines the determinants of the currency composition of foreign exchange reserves for both industrial and developing countries. During the period from 1976-85, our empirical results indicate that the cu...

The Currency Composition of Foreign Exchange Reserves

The Currency Composition of Foreign Exchange Reserves »

Source: The Currency Composition of Foreign Exchange Reserves : Retrospect and Prospect

Volume/Issue: 2000/131

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Barry Eichengreen , and Donald Mathieson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2000

ISBN: 9781451855272

Keywords: International reserves, currency composition, foreign exchange, central banks, exchange reserves

This paper examines the determinants of the currency composition of international reserves. Our single most important finding is the striking stability over time of the relationship between the demand for reserves...

Currency Diversification of Reserves and Sovereign Debt for Small Open Economies

Currency Diversification of Reserves and Sovereign Debt for Small Open Economies »

Source: Currency Diversification of Reserves and Sovereign Debt for Small Open Economies

Volume/Issue: 1991/109

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Indi Rajasingham

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1991

ISBN: 9781451946086

Keywords: currency composition, exchange rate, exchange rates, central bank, foreign exchange

An approach for minimizing risk through diversification of foreign exchange reserves and sovereign borrowings is proposed for central banks of small open economies. This approach--developed in a simple 2-period, 3-...

Executive Summary

Executive Summary »

Source: Report on the Measurement of International Capital Flows

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1992

ISBN: 9781557753076

Keywords: balance of payments, capital flows, direct investment, capital account, foreign exchange

Introduction The 1980s saw an unprecedented growth in the volume and the complexity of international financial transactions (Chart 1). This has been accompanied by a significant dete...

Foreign Exchange Hedging with Synthetic Options and the Interest Rate Defense of a Fixed Exchange Rate Regime

Foreign Exchange Hedging with Synthetic Options and the Interest Rate Defense of a Fixed Exchange Rate Regime »

Source: Foreign Exchange Hedging with Synthetic Options and the Interest Rate Defense of a Fixed Exchange Rate Regime

Volume/Issue: 1994/151

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Peter Garber , and Michael Spencer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1994

ISBN: 9781451857009

Keywords: exchange rate, hedging, hedge, foreign exchange, fixed exchange rate

The IMF Working Papers series is designed to make IMF staff research available to a wide audience. Almost 300 Working Papers are released each year, covering a wide range of theoretical and analytical topics, inclu...

French-German Interest Rate Differentials and Time-Varying Realignment Risk

French-German Interest Rate Differentials and Time-Varying Realignment Risk »

Source: French-German Interest Rate Differentials and Time-Varying Realignment Risk

Volume/Issue: 1993/1

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francesco Caramazza

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1993

ISBN: 9781451931334

Keywords: exchange rate, statistics, rate of change, foreign exchange, equation, French Franc, Deutsche Mark,

This paper explores the determinants of expected rates of realignment of the French franc/Deutsche mark exchange rate during the period 1987-1991. It does so by first estimating expected parity changes and then rel...

I Introduction and Summary

I Introduction and Summary »

Source: Report on the Measurement of International Capital Flows

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1992

ISBN: 9781557753076

Keywords: balance of payments, capital flows, direct investment, capital account, foreign exchange

Establishment of the Working Party The Interim Committee of the Fund’s Board of Governors, in its communique of September 25, 1989, “encouraged the IMF’s Executive Board to continue...

II Concepts and Methods

II Concepts and Methods »

Source: Report on the Measurement of International Capital Flows

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1992

ISBN: 9781557753076

Keywords: balance of payments, capital flows, direct investment, capital account, foreign exchange

SUMMARY There are two main reasons for discrepancies and errors in the recording of international capital flows: failure to follow the conceptual framework in the...

III Direct Investment

III Direct Investment »

Source: Report on the Measurement of International Capital Flows

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1992

ISBN: 9781557753076

Keywords: balance of payments, capital flows, direct investment, capital account, foreign exchange

SUMMARY The direct investment data show reported global outflows persistently exceeding reported global inflows since the mid-1980s. The Working Party has been ab...