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U.S. Monetary Authorities Did Not Intervene in FX Markets during the Third Quarter
November 13, 2008

NEW YORK—The U.S. monetary authorities did not intervene in the foreign exchange markets during the July—September 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 September 30, 2008, the dollar appreciated 11.8 percent against the euro and depreciated 0.1 percent against the yen. In this period, the dollar’s trade-weighted exchange value appreciated 7.3 percent as measured by the Federal Reserve Board’s major currencies index.

The report was presented by William Dudley, 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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