Central banks announce extended swap facilities with US Federal Reserve


Norges Bank's headquarters at Bankplassen in Oslo. Photo: Norges Bank

Norges Bank's headquarters at Bankplassen in Oslo. Photo: Norges Bank

The temporary reciprocal currency arrangements (swap lines) between the Federal Reserve and other central banks have been extended to 1 February 2010.

The extension of the dollar liquidity swap arrangements currently applies to the swap lines between the Federal Reserve and each of the following central banks: the Reserve Bank of Australia, the Banco Central do Brasil, the Bank of Canada, Danmarks Nationalbank, the Bank of England, the European Central Bank, the Bank of Korea, the Banco de Mexico, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Norges Bank, the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Sveriges Riksbank, and the Swiss National Bank. The Bank of Japan will consider the extension and will announce its decision following its next Monetary Policy Meeting.  

Norges Bank and the Federal Reserve have agreed to extend the existing swap facility (reciprocal currency arrangement) of USD 15 billion from 30 October 2009 to 1 February 2010. Should the need arise, Norges Bank can access the facility to provide US dollar liquidity in Norway.

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