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The US dollar shortage in global banking

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  • Patrick McGuire
  • Goetz von Peter

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Understanding the global financial crisis and the stresses on bank balance sheets requires a perspective on banks' international investment positions and how these positions were funded across currencies and counterparties. This special feature uses the BIS international banking statistics to identify the cross-currency and counterparty funding patterns for the largest banking systems, and to assess the causes of the US dollar shortage during the critical phases of the crisis.

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

Volume (Year): (2009)
Issue (Month): (March)
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Handle: RePEc:bis:bisqtr:0903f

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  1. Naohiko Baba & Frank Packer, 2008. "Interpreting deviations from covered interest parity during the financial market turmoil of 2007-08," BIS Working Papers 267, Bank for International Settlements.
  2. Nicola Cetorelli & Linda S. Goldberg, 2008. "Banking Globalization, Monetary Transmission, and the Lending Channel," NBER Working Papers 14101, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  3. Lane, Philip R. & Shambaugh, Jay C, 2008. "The Long or Short of it: Determinants of Foreign Currency Exposure in External Balance Sheets," CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers 6887, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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