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On the use of sterilisation bonds in emerging Asia

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  • Mehrotra, Aaron

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We document recent developments in the use of sterilisation bonds by six central banks in emerging Asia, and discuss the implications for monetary policy and the financial sector. An important development in the sterilisation of foreign exchange interventions in past years has been the frequent use of central banks’ own paper. There has been an attempt to lengthen the maturity structure of sterilisation bills, and maturities have risen, especially in 2010–11. The choice of sterilisation instrument is likely to depend partly on their relative costs. In particular, as the yield on central bank securities has fallen relative to the rate of remuneration of required reserves, some central banks in Asia have increasingly used central bank securities for sterilisation.

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Paper provided by Bank of Finland, Institute for Economies in Transition in its series BOFIT Discussion Papers with number 1/2013.

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Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: 15 Jan 2013
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:bofitp:2013_001

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Keywords: sterilisation bond; central bank bonds and bills; foreign exchange reserves; emerging Asia;

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  1. Andrew Filardo & Madhusudan Mohanty & Ramon Moreno, 2012. "Central bank and government debt management: issues for monetary policy," BIS Papers chapters, in: Bank for International Settlements (ed.), Fiscal policy, public debt and monetary policy in emerging market economies, volume 67, pages 51-71 Bank for International Settlements.
  2. Jaime Caruana, 2012. "Why central bank balance sheets matter," BIS Papers chapters, in: Bank for International Settlements (ed.), Are central bank balance sheets in Asia too large?, volume 66, pages 2-9 Bank for International Settlements.
  3. Valentina Ivanović, 2014. "Financial Independence of Central Bank through the Balance Sheet Prism," Journal of Central Banking Theory and Practice, Central bank of Montenegro, vol. 3(2), pages 37-59.
  4. Szilárd Erhart & Gergely Kicsák & Zsolt Kuti & Zoltán Molnár & Zoltán Monostori, 2013. "Doing it differently or The impact of the financial crisis on central bank balance sheets in emerging economies," MNB Bulletin, Magyar Nemzeti Bank (the central bank of Hungary), vol. 8(Special), pages 46-60, October.
  5. Andrew Filardo & James Yetman, 2012. "The expansion of central bank balance sheets in emerging Asia: what are the risks?," BIS Quarterly Review, Bank for International Settlements, June.
  6. Andrew Filardo & James Yetman, 2012. "Key facts on central bank balance sheets in Asia and the Pacific," BIS Papers chapters, in: Bank for International Settlements (ed.), Are central bank balance sheets in Asia too large?, volume 66, pages 10-29 Bank for International Settlements.

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