Global Financial Stability Report, March 2003 : Market Developments and Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publication Date:

March 26, 2003

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This March 2003 issue of the Global Financial Stability Report highlights that the supportive stance of monetary policy in the major economies, coupled with more risk-averse behavior by both institutional and retail investors, has contributed to a sizable buildup of cash positions. A partial mobilization of these cash positions in the fourth quarter of 2002 helped fuel a short-lived stock market rally, led to a narrowing of credit spreads on mature and emerging bonds, and contributed to an increase in flows to emerging market borrowers.

Series:

Global Financial Stability Report

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

March 26, 2003

ISBN/ISSN:

9781589062108/1729-701X

Stock No:

GFSREA0012003

Format:

Paper

Pages:

162

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