FX Funding Risks and Exchange Rate Volatility–Korea’s Case

Author/Editor: Jack Ree ; Kyoungsoo Yoon ; Hail Park
Publication Date: November 07, 2012
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Summary: This paper examines how exchange rate volatility and Korean banks’ foreign exchange liquidity mismatches interacted with each other during the Global Financial Crisis, and whether the vulnerability stemming from this interaction has been reduced since then. Structural and cyclical changes after the crisis, including decreasing demand for currency hedges and the diversifying investor base for bonds, point to a possible weakening of the interaction mechanism; and we find evidences are strongly supportive of this.
Series: Working Paper No. 12/268
Subject(s): Foreign exchange | Korea, Republic of | Banks | Exchange rates | Exchange rate variability | Financial systems | Capital markets | External shocks

Publication Date: November 07, 2012
ISBN/ISSN: 9781475565171/1018-5941 Format: Paper
Stock No: WPIEA2012268 Pages: 29
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