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Will a Smaller Repo Profile Create Problems?

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May 03, 2017

The BIS says banks’ unwillingness to intermediate in the repo market could create problems in times of stress.

Repo markets have contracted too much, the BIS says, which has led to constraints in availability and the possibility of making things worse in times of financial stress. In its report on "Repo market functioning," the Bank for International Settlements' Committee on the Global Financial System says that financial regulations in some cases have undermined the repo market by discouraging banks from being involved.

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