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Global banks' dollar funding needs and central bank swap lines

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  • Iñaki Aldasoro
  • Torsten Ehlers
  • Patrick McGuire
  • Goetz von Peter

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At $13 trillion, the gross dollar liabilities of banks headquartered outside the United States at end-2019 were nearly as high as before the Great Financial Crisis. Most of their dollar funding was booked outside the United States. We measure non-US banks' short-term dollar funding needs by comparing short-term dollar liabilities (including off-balance sheet FX swaps) with holdings of liquid dollar assets. The scale of the central bank swap lines are of similar magnitude to banks' short-term dollar funding needs. Swap line usage peaked in May at $449 billion and has subsided since. However, dollar funding needs of corporates may yet reveal a broader need for dollars outside the banking system.

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  • Iñaki Aldasoro & Torsten Ehlers & Patrick McGuire & Goetz von Peter, 2020. "Global banks' dollar funding needs and central bank swap lines," BIS Bulletins 27, Bank for International Settlements.
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