Hedging Foreign Exchange Risk in Chile : Markets and Instruments

Author/Editor:

Jorge A Chan-Lau

Publication Date:

February 1, 2005

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Policy makers have expressed interest in fostering the development of local foreign exchange derivatives markets with a view to reducing risks arising from currency mismatches between assets and liabilities in the corporate sector. This paper assesses foreign exchange exposure in the corporate sector in Chile, analyzes the current state of the foreign exchange derivatives market in Chile, and argues that liquid and developed foreign exchange derivatives markets can help promote financial stability.

Series:

Working Paper No. 05/37

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

February 1, 2005

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451860566/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2005037

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

23

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