Khemraj, Tarron and Langrin, R. Brian (2009): Dynamic interactions of bank assets in two foreign currency constrained economies. Published in: Journal of Business, Finance and Economics in Emerging Economies , Vol. 6, No. 1 (January 2011)
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This study explores how shocks in the foreign exchange market influence the allocation of commercial bank assets. A consistent pattern of asset allocation was discovered for Guyanese and Jamaican commercial banks. A positive one standard deviation shock (a surplus) in the foreign exchange market results in significantly greater investments in foreign assets relative to loans to the domestic private sector. The one standard deviation shock also results in a decrease in non-remunerated excess reserves; thus signalling that the excess cash are more likely to be invested into foreign assets rather than domestic currency loans when there is a surplus of foreign currencies. The same unit shock results in a foreign exchange rate depreciation in the contemporaneous time period. That the respective currencies depreciate when there is a surplus could indicate traders hoard the surplus initially for profit taking.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Dynamic interactions of bank assets in two foreign currency constrained economies|
|Keywords:||foreign exchange market, commercial bank assets, foreign currency constraint|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O5 - Economywide Country Studies > O54 - Latin America ; Caribbean
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O16 - Financial Markets ; Saving and Capital Investment ; Corporate Finance and Governance
F - International Economics > F3 - International Finance > F31 - Foreign Exchange
|Depositing User:||Tarron Khemraj|
|Date Deposited:||13 Feb 2012 02:46|
|Last Modified:||25 Mar 2017 06:02|
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