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The exchange rate and the interest rate differential in Kenya

a monetary and fiscal policy dilemma

by Njuguna Ndung"u

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Published by Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis in Nairobi, Kenya .
Written in English

  • Kenya.
    • Subjects:
    • Foreign exchange rates -- Kenya.,
    • Interest rates -- Kenya.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementNjuguna S. Ndung"u.
      SeriesKIPPRA discussion paper ;, no. 1
      LC ClassificationsHG3983.5 .N377 2000
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 26 p. :
      Number of Pages26
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3737813M
      ISBN 109966949003
      LC Control Number2003405852

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The exchange rate and the interest rate differential in Kenya by Njuguna Ndung"u Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. The exchange rate and the interest rate differential in Kenya: a monetary and fiscal policy dilemma. [Njuguna Ndung'u] -- "This paper analyses the relationship between real exchange rate movements and the real interest rate differential.

Its main objective in doing this is to argue the case for non-intervention in the. countries (Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania), real interest rate differential, accounted for less than 10% of the variation in the dependent variable, real exchange rate (RER).

As a result the researcher could not be able to find any relationship between real interest rate differential and the. The paper assesses whether the exchange rate is affected by monetary policy and whether these effects are permanent or transitory.

In addition, the paper takes the position that once the exchange rate regime has been chosen it determines the flexibility of monetary policy.

The real exchange rate is decomposed into cyclical and permanent by: Downloadable. This paper examines the contemporaneous and inter-temporal interaction between real exchange rate and real interest rate differential in the two financial crises of and by using data from thirteen countries from different world regions.

The empirical result shows that negative contemporaneous relationship exists in most countries. In the government of Kenya changed its policy on both interest and foreign exchange rate from a fixed interest and exchange rate regime to a floating rate regime. At that time the government. The economic variables such as interest rate, exchange rate, inflation and gross domestic product (GDP) are known to be interrelated and to have an influence on each other.

The objective of this study though, was to determine the relationship between exchange rates and interest rates in Kenya. This research work investigates relationship among exchange rate, trade, interest rate and inflation in Pakistan and India, empirically investigated through annual data from to An increase in the exchange rate will lead to cost push on imported items than inflation arise in inflation in an economy will lead to higher interest rate.

interest rates and then exchange rate. From the study findings, the following policy implications arose; need for favorable interest rates, desirable exchange rates and liberalization of the economy by undertaking a comprehensive programme to reforms, that is intended to open the economy and increase its competiveness.

The. The purpose of this paper is to assess the sensitivity of exchange rates to global interest rate interest rate differential so that the arbitrage condition is maintained. However, many inflows, followed by Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

Interest Rate in Kenya averaged percent from untilreaching an all time high of percent in July of and a record low of percent in September of This page provides the latest reported value for - Kenya Interest Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term.

The liberalization experience in Kenya shows that the interest rate has been high even when our inflation rate has been low or declining. During the liberalization period, the economy of Kenya experienced short term capital flows that responded to the interest rate differential.

Exchange rate. that the real exchange rate and real interest differential exhibit the same overall shape, although their short-term movements do not appear to be closely related. Popular theories of exchange-rate determination also predict a link between real exchange rates and real interest differentials.

interest rate countries tend to have currencies that are stronger than can be accounted for by the path of expected real interest differentials under uncovered interest parity.

These two findings have apparently contradictory implications for the relationship of the foreign-exchange risk premium and interest-rate differentials. A look at how interest rates and inflation affect the exchange rate – in short, higher interest rates tend to cause an appreciation in the exchange rate.

Readers Question: In currency investing, would it be more profitable to invest in a country with high-interest rates and high inflation, or low to zero interest rates with low inflation.

An interest rate differential (IRD) measures the gap in interest rates between two similar interest-bearing assets. Traders in the foreign exchange market use IRDs when pricing forward exchange rates. In the government of Kenya changed its policy on both interest and foreign exchange rate from a fixed interest and exchange rate regime to a floating rate regime.

An interest rate differential is a difference in the interest rate between two currencies in a pair. If one currency has an interest rate of 3% and the other has an interest rate of 1%, it has a 2% interest rate differential.

The use of interest rate differentials is of particular concern in foreign exchange markets for pricing purposes. Pols Lecture Notes - Goes over logical fallacies and how to make a persuasive argument LGBT Inclusion - Grade: A-Chapter 02 - Solution manual International Financial Management Chapter 03 - Investment In Foreign Markets And Its Motives Chapter 04 Chapter 05 - Solution manual International Financial Management.

Exchange Rates, Interest Rates, and the Risk Premium by Charles Engel. Published in volumeissue 2, pages of American Economic Review, FebruaryAbstract: The uncovered interest parity puzzle concerns the empirical regularity that high interest rate countries tend to have high expec.

Differentials in Interest Rates. Interest rates, inflation, and exchange rates are all highly correlated. By manipulating interest rates, central banks exert influence over both inflation and. Process of capitalizing on interest rate differences between 2 countries while covering exchange rate risk 2 parts: i) Interest arbitrage = capitalizing on the difference between interest rates between 2 countries ii) Covered = hedging your position against exchange rate risk by converting at today’s quote for a forward exchange transaction.

interest rate channel on exchange rate and inflation with a keen interest on year when the Kenya shilling was at its lowest ever exchange rate against the USD. The study used quarterly data on Tb rates, Repo rate, Exchange rate, Consumer price.

goods prices. Like exchange rates, interest rates are also the prices of financial assets and hence adjust quickly to new information. ‘ The profit-seeking arbitrage activity will bring about an interest parity relation-ship between interest rates of two countries and exchange rate between these countries.

intended to summarise, in one measurement, the effects of interest rates and the exchange rate on inflation and resource utilisation. Somewhat simplified, the idea behind the MCI can be described as this: all other factors being equal, if the exchange rate is strengthened, the interest rates.

CharlesEngel j=0 E t(r t+j −r t+j)− j=0 E tλ t+j +p t −p t + lim j→∞ E tq t+j+1, (5) which demonstrates that it is not only current but also expected future values of λ t that matter for the exchange rate. Of special interest are the theories of λ t that might account for the uncovered interest parity is the empirical puzzle that finds over many time periods for many.

Introduction. The forward exchange rate is the rate at which a commercial bank is willing to commit to exchange one currency for another at some specified future date. The forward exchange rate is a type of forward is the exchange rate negotiated today between a bank and a client upon entering into a forward contract agreeing to buy or sell some amount of foreign currency in the future.

The International Fisher Effect says that for every 1 percent differential that a nation has in its nominal interest rates over another nation, the currency of that nation will experience a 1 percent decrease in exchange rate via inflationary pressures associated with increased interest, increased consumption, and investment speculation.

For example, if the U.S. has an interest rate of   Interest rates can also have an effect on foreign countries. Japan, for example, set its interest rate well below the rest of the world.

The result was a carry trade where speculators borrowed from Japanese banks and converted the yen into other higher-yielding currencies, driving up their relative value in the process. The interest rates in fin a ncial sector carry more risk to manage than the risk from market variables such as equity prices, exchange rates.

View a graph which plots historical exchange rates for the US Dollar against the Kenyan Shilling Invert table The table currently shows historical exchange rates for US Dollars per 1 Kenyan Shilling.

Invert the table to see Kenyan Shillings per 1 US Dollar. Export to Excel Export this data to a CSV file which can be imported by Microsoft Excel. Nominal Exchange Rates and Nominal Interest Rate Differentials by De Simone Francisco Nadal This paper reexamines some unsettled theoretical and empirical issues regarding the relationship between nominal exchange rates and interest rate differentials and provides a model for the behavior of exchange rates in the long run, where interest rates.

Infor example, when the Bank of England cut its base rate from 5 percent to percent, sterling’s exchange rate fell by as much as 25 percent against all major currencies.

3 Similarly, after the European Central Bank (ECB) introduced negative rates on bank reserves, the exchange rate of the euro versus the U.S. dollar fell. A change in interest rates are reflected in terms of basis points.

There are multiple ways that investors measure interest rates. There is the interest rate itself, the rate relative to other countries sovereign interest rates, and also the change in the interest rate curve. Longer durations of interest rate products correlate to higher exposure. Also, markets anticipate future inflation.

If they see a policy likely to cause inflation (e.g. cutting interest rates) then they will tend to sell that currency causing it to fall in anticipation of the inflation. How the exchange rate affects inflation. If there is a depreciation in the exchange rate, it is likely to cause inflation to increase.

exchange rates are affected by interest rate differentials. exchange rates are affected by national income differentials and government controls. supply and demand may not adjust if no substitutable goods are available.

all of the above are reasons that PPP does not consistently occur. Uncovered interest rate parity states that an appreciation or depreciation of one currency against another currency might be neutralized by a change in the interest rate differential. If US interest rates increase while Japanese interest rates remain unchanged, the US dollar should depreciate against the Japanese yen by an amount that prevents.

This theory is very attractive because it focuses on the interest-exchange rates relationship. Does the interest rate differential actually help predict future currency movement. Available evidence is mixed as in the case of PPP theory.

In the long-run, a relationship between interest rate differentials and subsequent changes in spot exchange. For example, suppose that the U.S. dollar (USD) deposit interest rate is 1%, while Australia's (AUD) rate is closer to %, with a USD/AUD exchange rate.

Investing $, USD domestically at 1% for a year would result in a future value of $,   Kenya - Exchange Rate Kenyan shilling plunges to over four-year low against the U.S. dollar. The Kenyan shilling (KES) plummeted against the U.S. dollar in recent weeks as fears over the impact of the spread of the Covid pandemic rattled markets.

• Suppose the interest rate on a dollar deposit is 2%. • Suppose the interest rate on a euro deposit is 4%. • Does a euro deposit yield a higher expected rate of return. It depends ♦Suppose today the exchange rate is $1/€1, and the expected rate 1 year in the future is.

The uncovered interest rate parity (UIRP) is a no-arbitrage principle that suggests that any interest rate differential between two countries should be completely offset by an adverse movement in the exchange rate. In particular, the low interest rate currency should be expected to appreciate so much as to render an investor indifferent between.In spite of most analysts predicting a rate cut on August 2, the rupee appreciated against the dollar by per cent from morning till 2 pm, with the exchange rate reaching a month low.-exchange rate-interest rates in the US and other countries-expected future exchange rate.

larger US rate differential, the smaller is the demand for foreign assets Ch. 2 Finance Book. THIS SET IS OFTEN IN FOLDERS WITH 32 terms. Exchange Rates. 24 terms. Exchange Rates.