The Fed and five central banks announced a boost to dollar funding

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(Bloomberg) — The Federal Reserve and five other central banks announced coordinated actions Sunday boost liquidity in their standing U.S. dollar swap arrangements.

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The Fed announced the move in a statement with the Bank of Canada, the Bank of England, the Bank of Japan, the European Central Bank and the Swiss National Bank, saying the action was “designed enhance the provision of liquidity through a stable US dollar”. Liquidity swap line arrangement.

improve the effectiveness of swap lines in providing US dollar funding, central banks currently offering US dollar operations have decided to increase the frequency of 7-day maturity operations from weekly to daily,” the statement said. agreed upon.”

The Fed said daily operations would begin on Monday, March 20, and continue through at least of April.

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