The Growing Role of the Euro in Emerging Market Finance
Paul R. Masson
University of Toronto - Joseph L. Rotman School of Management
November 1, 2007
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4381
More than eight years after the introduction of the euro, impacts on developing countries have been relatively modest. Overall, the euro has become much more important in debt issuance than in official foreign exchange reserve holdings. The former has benefited from the creation of a large set of investors for which the euro is the home currency, while demand for euro reserves has been held back by the dominance of the dollar as a vehicle and intervention currency, and the greater liquidity of the market for US treasury securities. Fears of further dollar decline may fuel some shifts out of dollars into euros, however, with the potential for a period of financial instability.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 27
Keywords: Debt Markets, Emerging Markets, Fiscal & Monetary Policy, Currencies and Exchange Ratesworking papers series
Date posted: November 20, 2007
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