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The Accuracy of Press Reports Regarding the Foreign Exchange Interventions of the Bank of Japan

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  • Michael Frenkel
  • Christian Pierdzioch
  • Georg Stadtmann

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This paper presents evidence on the accuracy of press reports regarding the foreign exchange market interventions conducted by the Bank of Japan (BoJ) between January 1995 and December 1999. We find that the reports of interventions in the financial press are a relatively inaccurate indicator for the actual interventions of the BoJ. We also find that the accuracy of press reports of BoJ interventions is higher for those interventions which were carried out jointly by the BoJ and the Federal Reserve.

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Paper provided by Kiel Institute for the World Economy in its series Kiel Working Papers with number 1108.

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Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: May 2002
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Handle: RePEc:kie:kieliw:1108

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Keywords: Foreign exchange market; Central bank interventions; Press reports of interventions; Bank of Japan;

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  1. Frenkel, Michael & Pierdzioch, Christian & Stadtmann, Georg, 2006. "The transparency of the ECB policy: What can we learn from its foreign exchange market interventions?," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, vol. 28(2), pages 141-156, February.
  2. Lukas Menkhoff, 2008. "High-Frequency Analysis of Foreign Exchange Interventions: What do we learn?," CESifo Working Paper Series 2473, CESifo Group Munich.
  3. Eric Hillebrand & Gunther Schnabl, 2004. "The Effects of Japanese Foreign Exchange Intervention, GARCH Estimation and Change Point Detection," Money Macro and Finance (MMF) Research Group Conference 2004 7, Money Macro and Finance Research Group.
  4. GNABO, Jean-Yves & LAURENT, Sébastien & LECOURT, Christelle, . "Does transparency in central bank intervention policy bring noise to the FX market? The case of the Bank of Japan," CORE Discussion Papers RP -2136, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
  5. Michael Frenkel & Georg Stadtmann, 2004. "Trading Rule Profitability and Central Bank Interventions in the Dollar-Deutschmark Market," Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik), Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Department of Statistics and Economics, vol. 224(6), pages 653-672, November.
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  8. Lukas Menkhoff & Rafael R. Rebitzky & Michael Schröder, 2008. "Heterogeneity in Exchange Rate Expectations: Evidence on the Chartist-Fundamentalist Approach," CESifo Working Paper Series 2502, CESifo Group Munich.
  9. Chang, Yuanchen, 2006. "The accuracy of reports of foreign exchange intervention by the Bank of Japan: Does Tokyo know more?," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 25(8), pages 1241-1256, December.
  10. Beine, Michel & Lecourt, Christelle, 2004. "Reported and secret interventions in the foreign exchange markets," Finance Research Letters, Elsevier, vol. 1(4), pages 215-225, December.
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  15. Hartmann, Daniel & Pierdzioch, Christian, 2007. "Exchange rates, interventions, and the predictability of stock returns in Japan," Journal of Multinational Financial Management, Elsevier, vol. 17(2), pages 155-172, April.

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