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Strong sterling pound and weak European currencies in the crises: Evidence from covered interest parity of secured rates

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In the post Lehman period, the interest rate of the US dollar became low on the forward contract because of“flight to quality” to the international currency. However, in the Euro crisis, that of the Sterling pound became equally low, while the other European currencies such as the Danish kroner increased its their interest rate. By using secured rates, the following analysis examines why the Sterling pound and the Danish kroner showed asymmetric features in deviations from the covered interest parity (CIP) condition. The regression results suggest that there was a structural break in the determinants of the deviations across the European currencies in the two crises. Currency-specific money market risk was critical in explaining the deviations in the global financial crisis (GFC), while EU bank credit risk and global market risk were useful in explaining the deviations in the Euro crisis. In particular, EU bank credit risk and global market risk had asymmetric effect on the deviations. The asymmetry explains contrasted features between the Sterling pound and the Danish kroner.

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  • Fukuda, Shin-ichi, 2016. "Strong sterling pound and weak European currencies in the crises: Evidence from covered interest parity of secured rates," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Elsevier, vol. 42(C), pages 109-122.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jjieco:v:42:y:2016:i:c:p:109-122
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jjie.2016.10.001
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    1. Shin-ichi Fukuda & Mariko Tanaka, 2016. "Monetary Policy and Covered Interest Parity in the Post GFC Period: Evidence from Australian Dollar and the NZ Dollar," CARF F-Series CARF-F-401, Center for Advanced Research in Finance, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo.
    2. Fukuda, Shin-ichi & Tanaka, Mariko, 2017. "Monetary policy and covered interest parity in the post GFC period: Evidence from the Australian dollar and the NZ dollar," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 74(C), pages 301-317.

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    Keywords

    Covered interest parity; Liquidity risk; Euro crisis; Global financial crisis;

    JEL classification:

    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange
    • F33 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions
    • F36 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates

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