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Capital Flows and Financial Assets in Colombia: Recent Behavior, Consequences and Challenges for the Central Bank

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  • Hernando Vargas Herrera

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  • Carlos Varela

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    This paper analyzes the evolution and impact of capital flows in Colombia over the pastfive years. An examination of the nature and composition of the capital flows indicatesthat to large extent they have originated in foreign direct investment, especially in theoil and mining sectors. The repercussions of capital flows for the stability and fragilityof the financial system are also discussed. Finally, some of the challenges faced by theauthorities in dealing with the implications of capital flows for the conduct of monetaryand exchange rate policies are presented

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    Paper provided by BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA in its series BORRADORES DE ECONOMIA with number 004588.

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    Length: 36
    Date of creation: 02 Apr 2008
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    Handle: RePEc:col:000094:004588

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    Keywords: Capital flows; sterilization; exchange rate; foreign investment inColombia; financial system.;

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    1. Alper, C. Emre & Saglam, Ismail, 1999. "The Equilibrium Real Exchange Rate: Evidence from Turkey," MPRA Paper 1924, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Fernando Tenjo Galarza & Luisa F. Charry & Martha López P. & Juan M.Ramírez C., . "Acelerador Financiero y Ciclos Económicos en Colombia: Un Ejercicio Exploratorio," Borradores de Economia 451, Banco de la Republica de Colombia.
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