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Hedging Foreign Exchange Risk in Chile: Markets and Instruments

  • Jorge A. Chan-Lau

Policy makers have expressed interest in fostering the development of local foreign exchange derivatives markets with a view to reducing risks arising from currency mismatches between assets and liabilities in the corporate sector. This paper assesses foreign exchange exposure in the corporate sector in Chile, analyzes the current state of the foreign exchange derivatives market in Chile, and argues that liquid and developed foreign exchange derivatives markets can help promote financial stability.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 05/37.

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Date of creation: 01 Feb 2005
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:05/37
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