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Currency choice in international bond issuance

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  • Benjamin H Cohen

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Aggregate issuance of international bonds is found to be significantly higher in strong currencies than in weak ones. The mix of currencies is also found to be influenced by interest rate differentials, with greater issuance in higher-yielding currencies, and by the amount of home country issuance. Taken together, the results suggest that both the investor's and the issuer's preferences determine currency choice in international bond issuance.

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Article provided by Bank for International Settlements in its journal BIS Quarterly Review.

Volume (Year): (2005)
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Handle: RePEc:bis:bisqtr:0506e

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  11. Shahin Vallée, 2012. "The internationalisation path of the renminbi," Working Papers 715, Bruegel.

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