Journal Article

The Federal Reserve's foreign exchange swap lines

Abstract: The financial crisis that began in August 2007 disrupted U.S. dollar funding markets not only in the United States but also overseas. To address funding pressures internationally, the Federal Reserve introduced a system of reciprocal currency arrangements, or \\"swap lines,\\" with other central banks. The swap line program, which ended early this year, enhanced the ability of these central banks to provide U.S. dollar funding to financial institutions in their jurisdictions.

Keywords: International liquidity; Banks and banking, Central; Federal Reserve System; Swaps (Finance); Foreign exchange;

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Bibliographic Information

Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Part of Series: Current Issues in Economics and Finance

Publication Date: 2010

Volume: 16

Issue: Apr

Order Number: 4