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Repo

An agreement in which one party sells a security to another party and agrees to repurchase it on a specified date for a specified price. See: Repurchase agreement.

Repo

A practice in which a bank or other financial institution buys securities with the proviso that the seller must repurchase the same securities for an agreed-upon price on a certain day. Investors and financial institutions do this in order to raise short-term capital. A repo is also called a repurchase agreement or an overnight repo.

repo

repo

Slang for repossess.

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Regulators clamped down on repos in the early 2000s-known locally as 'buybacks,' because one bank would sell debt securities to another and agree to buy them back at a future date for a pre-agreed price-for being a threat to the stability of the financial system because most firms used them without fully factoring in the contingent risks on their books.
said earlier that they will launch the repo facility which will increase bank reserves - on November 27.
Participants in the repo market under the program should also establish appropriate safeguards to address counterparty and settlement risks, Espenilla said.
To explain the difference between sale accounting and secured borrowing, consider the example of Lehman Brothers, which made extensive use of repo programs before it ultimately declared bankruptcy in 2008.
In particular, the overnight repo rate (being the operational target) signals the stance of monetary policy.
We begin by broadly describing repurchase agreements and then focus on the institutional details of GCF Repo.
o Auto Collateral Exchange allows tri-party repo trade collateral to automatically substitute securities for cash, significantly upgrading the way collateral is optimized and allocated.
When Fed holdings declined or held steady, there was a rise in the volume of agency securities in the tri-party repo market.
This assessment is illustrated in a comparison of the economic development with an alternative path for the repo rate.
Overseas regulators have since been seeking to increase the resilience of repo markets so that they become a more stable source of funding during periods of market stress.
MF Global, the global financial firm that filed for bankruptcy in October, is just the most recent noteworthy example of how repo lending can go wrong.
Repo rate is the rate at which RBI lends cash to the banks whereas reverse repo rate is the rate at which banks lend money to RBI.