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The Asia Crisis

The Asia Crisis »

Source: The Asia Crisis : Causes, Policy Responses, and Outcomes

Volume/Issue: 1999/138

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrew Berg

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1999

ISBN: 9781451855968

Keywords: Asia crisis, interest rates and exchange rates, currency crises, balance of payments crises, exchange rate, banking, banking system, exchange rates, foreign exchange

This paper tells the story of the Asian financial crisis by addressing four questions: What were the causes of the crisis, how did the crisis unfold, what were the policy responses, and what have been the outcomes?...

Central Banks Use of Derivatives and Other Contingent Liabilities

Central Banks Use of Derivatives and Other Contingent Liabilities »

Source: Central Banks Use of Derivatives and Other Contingent Liabilities : Analytical Issues and Policy Implications

Volume/Issue: 2000/66

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Liliana Schumacher , and Mario Bléjer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2000

ISBN: 9781451848786

Keywords: central bank, contingent liabilities, foreign exchange, bank assets, deposit insurance

Whereas some central bank derivatives and other contingent liabilities arise from anomalous circumstances, there are a number of positive reasons that explain their popularity. After analyzing the rationale for the...

Exchange Rate Fluctuations and International Portfolio Rebalancing in Thailand1

Exchange Rate Fluctuations and International Portfolio Rebalancing in Thailand1 »

Source: Exchange Rate Fluctuations and International Portfolio Rebalancing in Thailand

Volume/Issue: 2012/214

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jacob Gyntelberg , Subhanij Tientip , and Mico Loretan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2012

ISBN: 9781475505641

Keywords: Foreign exchange market, equity market, portfolio rebalancing, stock market, exchange rate, foreign exchange, financial institutions,

We present empirical evidence that the Thai baht's value is driven in part by investors' cross-border equity portfolio rebalancing decisions. Our results are based on comprehensive datasets of FX and stock market t...

Central Banks Use of Derivatives and Other Contingent Liabilities
			: Analytical Issues and Policy Implications

Central Banks Use of Derivatives and Other Contingent Liabilities : Analytical Issues and Policy Implications »

Volume/Issue: 2000/66

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Liliana Schumacher , and Mario Bléjer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451848786.001

ISBN: 9781451848786

Keywords: central bank, contingent liabilities, foreign exchange, bank assets, deposit insurance

Whereas some central bank derivatives and other contingent liabilities arise from anomalous circumstances, there are a number of positive reasons that explain their popularity. After analyzing the rationale for the...

Exchange Rate Fluctuations and International Portfolio Rebalancing in Thailand

Exchange Rate Fluctuations and International Portfolio Rebalancing in Thailand »

Volume/Issue: 2012/214

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jacob Gyntelberg , Subhanij Tientip , and Mico Loretan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475505641.001

ISBN: 9781475505641

Keywords: Foreign exchange market, equity market, portfolio rebalancing, stock market, exchange rate, foreign exchange, financial institutions,

We present empirical evidence that the Thai baht's value is driven in part by investors' cross-border equity portfolio rebalancing decisions. Our results are based on comprehensive datasets of FX and stock market t...

Measures to Limit the offshore Use of Currencies
			: Pros and Cons

Measures to Limit the offshore Use of Currencies : Pros and Cons »

Volume/Issue: 2001/43

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451846324.001

ISBN: 9781451846324

Keywords: Offshore currency trading, offshore markets, speculative attacks, exchange controls, capital controls, currency internationalization, foreign exchange, exchange rate, financial institutions, hedging

Several Asian emerging market economies have recently adopted measures to limit the offshore trading of their currencies. This paper provides a general overview of such measures and evaluates the experiences of sel...

Re-Establishing Credible Nominal Anchors After a Financial Crisis
			: A Review of Recent Experience

Re-Establishing Credible Nominal Anchors After a Financial Crisis : A Review of Recent Experience »

Volume/Issue: 2003/76

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alessandro Zanello , Mark Stone , Christopher Jarvis , and Andrew Berg

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451849899.001

ISBN: 9781451849899

Keywords: nominal anchor, inflation, foreign exchange, central bank, inflation targeting, Studies of Particular Policy Episodes,

This paper studies the question of how to achieve monetary policy credibility and price stability after a financial crisis. We draw stylized facts and conclusions from ten recent cases: Brazil (1999); Bulgaria (199...

Speculative Attacks, Forward Market Intervention and the Classic Bear Squeeze

Speculative Attacks, Forward Market Intervention and the Classic Bear Squeeze »

Volume/Issue: 1997/164

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Subir Lall

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451980202.001

ISBN: 9781451980202

Keywords: Speculative Attacks, Forward Markets, Exchange Rates, Market Corners, central bank, exchange rate, foreign exchange, central banks, domestic currency

A typical strategy used by speculators to launch an attack on a fixed exchange regime is the use of forward markets. Central banks also intervene in forward markets to counter speculation. This paper addresses the...

The Asia Crisis
			: Causes, Policy Responses, and Outcomes

The Asia Crisis : Causes, Policy Responses, and Outcomes »

Volume/Issue: 1999/138

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrew Berg

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451855968.001

ISBN: 9781451855968

Keywords: Asia crisis, interest rates and exchange rates, currency crises, balance of payments crises, exchange rate, banking, banking system, exchange rates, foreign exchange

This paper tells the story of the Asian financial crisis by addressing four questions: What were the causes of the crisis, how did the crisis unfold, what were the policy responses, and what have been the outcomes?...

The International Lender of Last Resort
			: How Large is Large Enought?

The International Lender of Last Resort : How Large is Large Enought? »

Volume/Issue: 2001/76

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Olivier Jeanne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451849875.001

ISBN: 9781451849875

Keywords: bank runs, multiple equilibria, credit crunch, exchange rate regime, deposit insurance, Asian crisis, exchange rate, banking, foreign exchange, banking sector

This paper considers how an international lender of last resort (LOLR) can prevent self-fulfilling banking and currency crises in emerging economies. We compare two different arrangements: one in which the internat...