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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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Javed said the government go for issuance of an RMB bond and import bill settlement could be conducted via currency swap arrangement with China.
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The Bank of Canada and the Bank of Korea today announced a standing bilateral liquidity swap arrangement, effective immediately.
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Agus Martowardojo signed a renewal of their bilateral swap arrangement, allowing the two central banks to exchange their local currencies of up to 10.
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This is in addition to the existing framework on Currency Swap Arrangement for the SAARC member countries.
The National Bank of Kazakhstan and the People's Bank of China have done the Agreement on the Organization of Settlements and Payments, and the Kazakh Tenge / Chinese Yuan Bilateral Currency Swap Arrangement, the Kazakh central bank said Monday.
Saif Al Shamsi, assistant governor for monetary policy and financial stability at the Central Bank of the UAE, said that his institution and the Chinese central bank were now eager to "activate" their swap arrangement.
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.
Chidambaram on Thursday said pingthe bilateral currency swap arrangement between India and Japan will further strengthen financial cooperation between the two countries.
The CMI -- which groups the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) member countries plus China, Japan, and South Korea -- is a currency swap arrangement worth a total of $240 billion.