Chinese banks’ dollar needs are large but unclear – BIS research


The network of US dollar swap lines has been sufficient to meet most banks’ short-term dollar funding needs, but China is an important exception, a Bank for International Settlements bulletin article says.

Iñaki Aldasoro, Torsten Ehlers, Patrick McGuire and Goetz von Peter measure non-US banks’ net short-term dollar funding needs. They note many banks have longer-term dollar assets, which may insulate them from short-term funding pressures.

On this basis, they find the network of swap lines

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