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The spillover of money market turbulence to FX swap and cross-currency swap markets

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  • Naohiko Baba
  • Frank Packer
  • Teppei Nagano
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    We analyse the spillover of the turmoil in money markets in the second half of 2007 to FX swap and long-term cross-currency basis swap markets. We find that the use of swap markets to overcome US dollar funding shortages by non-US financial institutions resulted in marked deviations from covered interest parity conditions and the impairment of liquidity in these markets.

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

    Volume (Year): (2008)
    Issue (Month): (March)
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    2. Claudio Borio, 2010. "Ten propositions about liquidity crises," CESifo Economic Studies, CESifo, vol. 56(1), pages 70-95, March.
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    4. Mehrling, Perry, 2013. "Essential hybridity: A money view of FX," Journal of Comparative Economics, Elsevier, vol. 41(2), pages 355-363.
    5. Baba, Naohiko & Packer, Frank, 2009. "From turmoil to crisis: Dislocations in the FX swap market before and after the failure of Lehman Brothers," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 28(8), pages 1350-1374, December.
    6. Claudio Borio & Piti Disyatat, 2011. "Global imbalances and the financial crisis: Link or no link?," BIS Working Papers 346, Bank for International Settlements.
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