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September 21, 2017

Thailand
Thailand: Currency Manipulator? Thailand: Currency Manipulator?

The Trump Administration seems to think of currency manipulation primarily as an issue with China. But “currency” actually is a much broader issue. Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore all have bigger …

September 19, 2017

China
China's August Reserves China's August Reserves

For the past fifteen or more years, if not longer, the flow of foreign exchange in and out of China has never quite seemed to balance. Either the yuan was a one way bet up, and the PBOC had to buy fo…

July 24, 2017

China
China's June Reserves China's June Reserves

No sign of pressure on China's exchange rate regime in the June intervention proxies. Overall intervention in the second quarter is back at pre-August 2015 levels.

February 10, 2011

United States
Currency Wars

Experts discuss the effects of the Federal Reserve System's monetary policy on the foreign currencies pegged to the U.S. dollar and express concern over future currency wars. This event was part of …

April 17, 2017

United States
Currency Wars: China Escapes a Manipulation Charge Currency Wars: China Escapes a Manipulation Charge

On balance, the report reaffirms that, while trade and not exchange rates is likely to be the primary battleground for U.S. economic relations in the future, exchange rates remain a flash point.

March 24, 2010

China
Japan’s Big Currency Bet Japan’s Big Currency Bet

Because foreign currency reserves are viewed as a form of insurance, the risks of excess reserves are often overlooked. Japan holds reserves equal to 20% of GDP, more than it could possibly need fo…

August 2, 2010

China
China’s Currency Head Fake China’s Currency Head Fake

In the run-up to the June G20 summit in Toronto, China came under significant U.S. pressure to loosen its currency peg to the dollar. “The administration constructively set the G20 meeting as an im…

March 25, 2008

Monetary Policy
Record reserves, Record reserve growth, record reserve currency angst -

Over the past several weeks: Thailand’s reserves topped $100b. Thailand, lest anyone forget, basically ran out of cash reserves back in 1997 (counting its forward commitments) - sending a clear …

April 12, 2017

Monetary Policy
When Did China “Manipulate” Its Currency? When Did China “Manipulate” Its Currency?

There is no single definition of manipulation, to be sure—so no way of definitively answering the question. Over the last ten or so years, manipulation has been equated with "buying foreign exchange …

April 10, 2017

Monetary Policy
Does Currency Pressure Work?  The Case of Taiwan Does Currency Pressure Work? The Case of Taiwan

I confess that I probably am the only person in the world who—setting aside the internal politics of the Trump White House—would be excited to write the Treasury’s foreign currency report this quarte…