Foreign Exchange Market Organization in Selected Developing and Transition Economies : Evidence from a Survey

Author/Editor:

Jorge I Canales Kriljenko

Publication Date:

January 1, 2004

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The foreign exchange market microstructures in developing and transition economies are characterized by the results from the IMF's 2001 Survey on Foreign Exchange Market Organization. The survey found that these markets are usually unified onshore spot markets for U.S. dollars, where transactions are concentrated at the bank-customer level. The trading mechanisms are usually dealer or mixed dealer/auction markets; the degree of transparency is often low; settlement systems remain risky; and the scope for price discovery is variable.

Series:

Working Paper No. 04/4

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

January 1, 2004

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451842074/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0042004

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

45

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