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The impact of policy announcements and news on capital markets : crisis management in Argentina during the Tequila Effect

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  • Ganapolsky, Eduardo J. J.
  • Schmukler, Sergio L.

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Argentina was hit hard by the Mexican crisis of 1994-95. The Argentine peso came under attack and there was a run on bank deposits. Argentina'successfully announced a series of policies to mitigate the spillover effects, without abandoning its currency board. The authors show how capital markets reacted to each policy announcement and piece of breaking news. They find that Argentina's agreement with the International Monetary Fund, the dollarization of reserve deposits in the central bank, and the reduction in reserve requirements, among other things, had a strong positive impact on market returns. The market welcomed announcements that reflected the adoption of credible policies and demonstrated a firm commitment to the currency board. The authors also find that, after a period of higher volatility, the appointment of a new finance minister (after Domingo Cavallo left the finance ministry) calmed down stock and bond markets, significantly decreasing the variance in stock and bond market returns. On the other hand, the interest rate became more volatile after the appointment of the new finance minister and when reserve requirements were lowered.

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Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 1951.

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Date of creation: 31 Jul 1998
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Keywords: Economic Theory&Research; Banks&Banking Reform; Financial Intermediation; Environmental Economics&Policies; Financial Economics;

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  1. Jokipii , Terhi & Lucey, Brian, 2006. "Contagion and interdependence: measuring CEE banking sector co-movements," Research Discussion Papers 15/2006, Bank of Finland.
  2. Brock, Philip L., 1998. "Financial safety nets and incentive structures in Latin America," Policy Research Working Paper Series 1993, The World Bank.
  3. Marcelo Dabos & Maria Laura Gomez Mera, 1998. "The Tequila Banking Crisis in Argentina," Working Papers 19, Universidad de San Andres, Departamento de Economia, revised Sep 1999.
  4. Terhi Jokipii & Brian Lucey, 2005. "CEE Banking Sector Co-Movement: Contagion or Interdependence?," The Institute for International Integration Studies Discussion Paper Series iiisdp077, IIIS.
  5. Olcay Yucel Culha & Fatih Ozatay & Gulbin Sahinbeyoglu, 2006. "The Determinants of Sovereign Spreads in Emerging Markets," Working Papers 0604, Research and Monetary Policy Department, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey.

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