To improve the swap lines’ effectiveness in providing US dollar funding, the central banks currently offering US dollar operations have agreed to increase the frequency of 7-day maturity operations from weekly to daily. These daily operations will commence today, and will continue at least through the end of April, the central banks said in a joint press release.
Major central banks have agreed to enhance the provision of US dollar liquidity by increasing the frequency of 7-day maturity operations from weekly to daily. This will improve the effectiveness of the swap lines in providing US dollar funding. The swap lines serve as an important liquidity backstop and will continue at least through the end of April.
The network of swap lines among these central banks is a set of available standing facilities and serves as an important liquidity backstop to ease strains in global funding markets, thereby helping to mitigate the effects of such strains on the supply of credit to households and businesses.
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