IMF’s Werner: central banks need better understanding of interventions

Bruno Sanchez-Andrade Nuño

Central banks in Latin America should devote resources to understanding the effects of their unconventional market interventions, the International Monetary Fund’s Alejandro Werner said today (May 11).

Central banks have made successful interventions in foreign exchange markets, the director of the IMF’s western hemisphere department said. But other interventions – in markets such as swaps and options – are less well understood. “We don’t really know how effective that intervention has been,”

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