Press Release
U.S. Monetary Authorities Did Not Intervene in FX Markets during the First Quarter
May 10, 2012

NEW YORK – The U.S. monetary authorities did not intervene in the foreign exchange markets during the January—March 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 March 31, 2012, the dollar depreciated broadly, including 2.8 percent against the euro, but appreciated 7.8 percent against the Japanese yen. In this period, the dollar's nominal trade-weighted exchange value depreciated 0.8 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:
Jonathan Freed
(212) 720-6442
jonathan.freed@ny.frb.org

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