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Fed Balance Sheet

October 30, 2008

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Complementing the IMF’s $100 billion liquidity facility, the Federal Reserve has announced the establishment of swap lines with the central banks of Mexico, Brazil, South Korea, and Singapore for up to $30 billion each to help them deal with dollar shortages. This, in addition to the Fed's unlimited swap lines with the BoE, ECB, BoJ, and the Swiss National Bank, is stretching the Fed’s balance sheet to unprecedented levels.

Federal Reserve: Press Release

Guha: Emerging Economies a Priority for Fed Funds

Irwin: Federal Reserve to Lend to Emerging Nations

Matthews, Sim: Fed Opens Swaps with South Korea, Brazil, Mexico

Economist: Fed’s Rate Cut

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