Basket weaving: the euromarket experience with basket currency bonds

BIS Quarterly Review  |  March 2006  | 
06 March 2006
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ECU-denominated international bonds owed much of their limited success in the 1980s and 1990s to restrictions on the internationalisation of the Deutsche mark and to speculative investment, rather than simply to the benefits of diversification. Basket bond issuance may come at the cost of a less liquid domestic bond market.

JEL classification: E42, E58, F02, F31, F33, F36, G15.