Bank of England and Fed Examine Traders’ Access to Audio Feeds – Financial Times
The US and UK central banks are scrutinising their broadcast feeds for potential weak spots after the revelation that some traders and hedge funds may have been paying for early audio access to the Bank of England’s press conferences.
Hedge Funds Eavesdrop on Vital Bank of England Briefings – The Times
Following inquiries by The Times, the Bank has discovered that one of its suppliers has been sending an audio feed of its press conferences to high-speed traders who hope to profit by acting on the governor’s comments before the rest of the world.
Pound Extends Losses as Concern Over No-Deal Brexit Increases – Bloomberg
The pound fell against all of its major peers as renewed concern the UK may be headed for a no-deal Brexit spurred traders to dump the currency.
Johnson Takes Tough New Line on Brexit Trade Talks – The Times
Boris Johnson will redraw his Brexit bill this week to make it illegal for parliament to extend the transition period – a move that will put him in direct conflict with Brussels.
US and China Reach a Trade Agreement, But Some Key Details are Still Unclear – CNBC
After the US and China announced progress on a trade agreement, a critical point of the deal remains in question: agricultural purchases.
Pound Soars as Johnson Scores Landslide British Election Win – Reuters
The pound surged more than 2% on Thursday as Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party won a resounding election victory that markets believe makes an orderly British exit from the European Union all but certain.
Sterling Derivative Markets Flash Red as British Election Gets Underway – Reuters
Traders rushed to the foreign exchange derivative markets on Thursday to protect their exposure to the British pound in case of a surprise election outcome.
UK’s Johnson Now Less Certain of Election Victory: YouGov – Reuters
Britain’s election race has tightened markedly over the past two weeks and Prime Minister Boris Johnson is now likely to win only a modest majority in Thursday’s vote, according to a closely watched forecast.
BIS Report Highlights Shift in FX Trading Styles – Profit & Loss
The latest Bank for International Settlements Quarterly Review provides execution method data relating to the recent Triennial Survey of FX Turnover and finds that while e-ratios generally are stable, there have been some significant shifts in the channels handling the volume.
Mystery Solved? BIS Report Studies Triennial FX Survey Data – Profit & Loss
When the Bank for International Settlements published this year’s version, there was no little surprise at it finding there was $6.6 trillion traded every day, a new report, however, throws more light on that number, but doesn’t quite answer all the questions.