Press Release
U.S. Monetary Authorities Did Not Intervene in FX Markets during the Second Quarter
August 12, 2010
NEW YORK—The U.S. monetary authorities did not intervene in the foreign exchange markets during the April—June quarter, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said today in its quarterly report to the U.S. Congress.

During the three months that ended June 30, 2010, the dollar appreciated 10.4 percent against the euro but depreciated 5.4 percent against the Japanese yen. In this period, the dollar’s trade-weighted exchange value appreciated 3.6 percent as measured by the Federal Reserve Board’s major currencies index.

The report was presented by Brian P. Sack, executive vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Federal Open Market Committee’s manager for the System Open Market Account, on behalf of the Treasury and the Federal Reserve System.

Contact:
Jeffrey Smith
(212) 720-6139
(646) 720-6139
jeffrey.smith@ny.frb.org

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