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The Bank of England, the European Central Bank, the Federal Reserve, the Bank of Japan, and the Swiss National Bank announce swap arrangements.

April 6, 2009
Bank of Japan

The Bank of England, the European Central Bank, the Federal Reserve, the Bank of Japan, and the Swiss National Bank are announcing arrangements that would enable the provision of foreign currency liquidity by the Federal Reserve to U.S. financial institutions. Should the need arise, euro, yen, sterling and Swiss francs would be provided to the Federal Reserve via swap agreements with the relevant central banks. Central banks continue to work together and are taking steps as appropriate to foster stability in global financial markets.

Bank of Japan Action

The Bank of Japan agreed to enter into a temporary yen-dollar liquidity swap arrangement with the Federal Reserve. Should the need arise in the future, this arrangement would provide liquidity in yen to the Federal Reserve in amounts of up to 10 trillion yen.

This swap arrangement has been authorized through October 30, 2009.

Information on swap arrangements by other central banks

Information on swap arrangements by other central banks is available at the following websites: