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Research Notes-December 2005

Featuring research published in November 2005

Macroeconomics

Dollar Appreciated in October
In October the average monthly value for the trade-weighted dollar index of 15 major currencies tracked by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta rose 1.1 percent.

Finance

Banks Can and Should Improve Payment System, Atlanta Fed Official Says
Financial Update Q4 2005
Speaking at an October conference in global payments in France, Patrick Barron challenged U.S. financial institutions to move past yesterday’s business models or risk losing their best customers to more nimble and aggressive nonbank competitors.

International Economics

Latin American Banking Conference Discusses Crisis Management
Financial Update Q4 2005
“Toward Better Banking in Latin America,” a conference cohosted in September by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and the Inter-American Development Bank, brought together policy experts and economists to discuss ways to strengthen the region’s banking system.