Swap arrangements

Swap arrangements

Short-term reciprocal lines of credit between the Federal Reserve and 14 foreign centeral banks as well as the Bank for International Settlements. Through a swap transactions, the Federal Reserve can, in effect, borrow foreign currency in order to purchase dollars in the foreign exchange market. In doing so, the demand for dollars and the dollar's foreign exchange value are increased. Similarly, the Federal Reserve can temporarily provide dollars to foreign central banks through swap arrangments.

Swap Arrangements

Agreements between 15 central banks and the Bank for International Settlements whereby any of the participating institutions can borrow a foreign currency from one of the other ones in order to buy its own domestic currency on the open market. Swap arrangements allow participating institutions to effect changes on their exchange rates, while still allowing their currencies to trade according to market factors.
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And other alternatives available included raising finances from the international bond market, enabling currency swap arrangements with trade partners to avert a fall in forex reserves and a return to the IMF was last on the list, he said.
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Pakistan and China agreed to establish and improve cross-border credit system and financial services, strengthen currency swap arrangements and establish a bilateral payment and settlement system.
South Korea had swap arrangements in the past with the US and Japan, although both have since expired.
Mack-Cali entered into interest rate swap arrangements to fix LIBOR for the duration of the loan.
The country also has bilateral swap arrangements (BSAs) for emergencies such as foreign currency fund shortage.
The Chiang Mai Initiative - which started as a series of bilateral swap arrangements in 2000 and has, over the last 14 years, developed into a multilateral currency swap arrangement - was the obvious way to improve cooperation, although it had its skeptics.
The Federal Reserve has established swap arrangements with the Bank of Canada, the Bank of England, the European Central Bank, the Swiss National Bank, and the Bank of Japan.
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Under the oil swap arrangements, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan have each provided Iran with some crude oil over the years.