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December 21, 2010
Bank of Japan

Extension of temporary U.S. dollar liquidity swap arrangements

The Federal Open Market Committee has authorized an extension through August
1, 2011, of its temporary U.S. dollar liquidity swap arrangements with the Bank of
Canada, the Bank of England, the European Central Bank, the Bank of Japan, and
the Swiss National Bank. The swap arrangements, established in May 2010, had
been authorized through January 2011.
Bank of Japan Action
At the Monetary Policy Meeting held today, the Policy Board of the Bank of Japan
decided to extend the temporary U.S. dollar swap agreement with the Federal
Reserve as well as to continue U.S. dollar funds supplying operations through
August 1, 2011. The bank also decided to announce the extension at 23:00 Tokyo
time with other central banks.
Information on Related Actions Being Taken by Central Banks
Information on the actions being taken by central banks is available at the following
Bank of Canada
Bank of England
European Central Bank
Federal Reserve
Swiss National Bank