Liquidity strain heightened since September – IMF’s GFSR

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Incidences of liquidity strain in financial markets have increased since September 2018, the International Monetary Fund warns in its Global Financial Stability Report.

A subsection of the report analyses intraday jumps in liquidity conditions of equity and government bond markets from September 2018 to March this year. It also assesses the structural changes that may have affected liquidity strain in this period. 

The IMF staff find that the frequency of liquidity strain events was higher in

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