Managed float regime

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Managed float regime is an international financial environment in which exchange rates fluctuate from day to day, but central banks attempt to influence their countries' exchange rates by buying and selling currencies to maintain a certain range. The peg used is known as a crawling peg.

In an increasingly integrated world economy, the currency rates impact any given country's economy through the trade balance. In this aspect, almost all currencies are managed since central banks or governments intervene to influence the value of their currencies. According to the International Monetary Fund, as of 2014, 82 countries and regions used a managed float, or 43% of all countries, constituting a plurality amongst exchange rate regime types.[1]

List of countries with managed floating currencies[edit]

Map of current exchange rate regimes (2018) De facto exchange-rate arrangements in 2018 as classified by the International Monetary Fund.
  Floating (floating and free floating)
  Soft pegs (conventional peg, stabilized arrangement, crawling peg, crawl-like arrangement, pegged exchange rate within horizontal bands)
  Residual (other managed arrangement)
Source IMF as of April 31, 2008[dubious ]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "IMF finds more countries adopting managed floating exchange rate system". Nikkei Asian Review. Nikkei. August 19, 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  2. ^ Japanese yen
  3. ^ "Floating of the TT dollar: 20 years later". Trinidad Express Newspaper. April 2, 2013. Archived from the original on April 5, 2013.