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October 21, 2005

Changes Regarding Noon Foreign Exchange Rates Effective 7 November 2005

Beginning on 7 November 2005, the Bank of Canada will be implementing a number of changes directed towards achieving a more timely release of noon foreign exchange rates. These changes will be implemented on a six-month trial basis to allow the Bank to assess whether further refinements are required to ensure that these rates remain an accurate reflection of mid-day rates in wholesale markets.
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August 8, 2005

Review of the Government of Canada Debt Distribution Framework

Today, the findings of the review and Changes to the Government of Canada Debt Distribution Framework are being made public on the Bank's website. The changes will become effective in October 2005, following the update of the Terms of Participation and the Standard Terms for Government of Canada auctions.
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February 18, 2005

Additional release time for calls for tenders for cash management bills

Effective immediately, calls for tenders for cash management bills may be released on any day at either 10:00 a.m. or 4:00 p.m. The addition of a later time to the existing Auction Timetable will increase the ability of the government's cash managers to raise balances on short notice in response to unexpected developments.
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February 4, 2005

Executive Summary: Foreign Exchange Hedging by Canadian Corporate Accounts

In December 2004, the Bank of Canada sent those banks who are members of the Canadian Foreign Exchange Committee (CFEC)1 a questionnaire that focused on the foreign exchange hedging activities of their corporate customers. The questionnaire was similar in structure to one that was circulated to CFEC members in January 2004.
September 13, 2004

Modifications to the minimum bidding requirements and the maximum bidding limit at auctions of non-fungible Cash Management Bills (CMBs).

Effective September 15, for a trial period lasting at least 12 months, minimum bidding requirements and maximum bidding limits will be suspended for auctions of Cash Management Bills (CMBs) which are non-fungible (i.e., do not share a common maturity date with a previously-issued 3-, 6- or 12-month treasury bill). All other provisions of the Terms of Participation will continue to apply to auctions of non-fungible CMBs.
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