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May 30, 2017

China
A Few Words on China’s “New” Exchange Rate Regime A Few Words on China’s “New” Exchange Rate Regime

The return of the "fix" doesn't answer the more fundamental question of how China intends to manage its currency.

October 23, 2017

Asia
Make the Foreign Exchange Report Great (Again) Make the Foreign Exchange Report Great (Again)

The Trump Administration wants to bring down the U.S. trade deficit. A number of manufacturing-heavy Asian economies run sizable current account surpluses. Over the course of the summer, some of t…

February 19, 2013

Financial Markets
The G-7, the G-20 and Exchange Rates

For those interested in policy coordination and exchange rate policy, last week was both entertaining and informative.  U.S. Treasury official Lael Brainard’s G-20 background briefing last Monday, in…

September 5, 2017

Trade
Looking Back at the Impact of Real Exchange Rate Moves on Exports Looking Back at the Impact of Real Exchange Rate Moves on Exports

G-3 exchange rate moves over the past four years have had expected impacts on trade flows

February 17, 2010

United States
China’s Exchange Rate Policy: The Heat Is On

International pressure must continue on China to allow its currency to appreciate, which would provide an important boost to the global economic recovery, writes CFR’s Steven Dunaway.

October 20, 2017

China
China Bought Foreign Exchange in September (Just Not Very Much) China Bought Foreign Exchange in September (Just Not Very Much)

Analysis of the September intervention proxies for China and q2 Chinese balance of payments data.

June 9, 2017

Japan
Yes Virginia, Exchange Rates Matter (The Case of Japan) Yes Virginia, Exchange Rates Matter (The Case of Japan)

Since the end of 2012, the yen has depreciated significantly and the dollar has appreciated significantly. Enough time has passed to look at how U.S. and Japanese exports have responded to these exch…

January 19, 2011

China
U.S.-China Exchange Rate Thicket

China’s exchange rate policy will dominate the economic dialogue between the United States and China during President Hu’s state visit to Washington. There’s scant hope differences can be resolved, s…

June 12, 2008

Emerging Markets
’goods-v-financial-assets-1.JPG’ Can the debate over trade – or globalization – be separated from the debate over exchange rates?

I am often struck by how frequently debates over trade – and, more broadly, globalization – don’t bother to mention what strikes me as the most salient fact about contemporary globalization, namely …

September 29, 2005

Financial Markets
Has the IMF been asleep at the wheel, and ignored surveillance of exchange rates?

Tim Adams - the new US Treasury Under Secretary - thinks so: IMF Article IV requires that the IMF exercise "firm surveillance" over the exchange rate policies of members. After the collapse of the Br…