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Exchange Rates and Capital Flows

Robin Brooks, Torsten M Sloek, Manmohan S. Kumar and Hali Edison ()
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Torsten Slok ()

No 01/190, IMF Working Papers from International Monetary Fund

Abstract: This paper explores the ability of portfolio and foreign direct investment flows to track movements in the euro and the yen against the dollar. Net portfolio flows from the euro area into U.S. stocks—possibly reflecting differences in expected productivity growth—track movements in the euro against the dollar closely. Net FDI flows, which capture the recent burst in cross-border M&A activity, appear less important in tracking movements in the euro-dollar rate, possibly because many M&A transactions consist of share swaps. Movements in the yen versus the dollar remain more closely tied to such conventional variables as the current account and interest differential.

Keywords: Capital flows; Foreign exchange; exchange rate models, euro/dollar and yen/dollar exchange rates, exchange rate, exchange rates, bonds, bond, exchange rate movements, (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2001-12-01
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