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Dollar Funding Costs During the Covid-19 Crisis Through the Lens of the FX Swap Market   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Key Takeaways: "[1] Since the start of the Covid-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic, indicators of dollar funding costs in foreign exchange markets have risen sharply, reflecting both demand and supply factors. [2] The demand for dollar funding has grown in recent years, reflecting the currency hedging needs of corporates and portfolio investors outside the United States. [3] Against this backdrop, the financial turbulence of recent weeks has crimped the supply of dollar funding from financial intermediaries, sharply lifting indicators of dollar funding costs. [4] These costs have narrowed after central banks deployed dollar swap lines, but broader policy challenges remain in ensuring that dollar funding markets remain resilient and that central bank liquidity is channelled beyond the banking system."

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BIS Bulletin No. 1; Bank for International Settlements Bulletin No. 1
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2020-04-01
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2020 Bank for International Settlements
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Bank for International Settlements: https://www.bis.org/
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