Press Release
U.S. Monetary Authorities Did Not Intervene in FX Markets During the Second Quarter
August 9, 2012

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, 2012, the dollar appreciated broadly, including a 5.3 percent rise against the euro, but depreciated 3.7 percent against the Japanese yen. In this period, the dollar’s nominal trade-weighted exchange value appreciated 2.4 percent, as measured by the Federal Reserve Board’s major currencies index.

The report was presented by Simon Potter, 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.

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