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Credit Crisis Advisory: Stress in Credit Markets II

Liquidity Arrangements

Volume IV

As discussed in the Credit Crisis Advisory Volume I, the Economic Equalization and Stabilization Act (EESA) was designed primarily to relieve financial institutions of troubled assets and provide them with additional capital to restore confidence in the financial system. It is one of several tools being implemented by the federal government to open up the credit markets. Simultaneously, the Fed continues to provide significant liquidity to the financial system working in close cooperation with the U.S. Treasury Department.

This Advisory examines the initiatives taken by the Fed to provide both U.S. and overseas markets with additional liquidity. We examine the mechanics and results of this in three credit markets within the financial system:

  • Banks lending to banks
  • Banks lending to businesses
  • Markets lending to corporations and banks. 

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