A former Deutsche Bank currency trader has been permanently banned from the industry after a series of false trades artificially boosted the bank’s revenue by 28 million euros.
European Union banks are a step closer to avoiding billions of dollars of capital charges on their trades in derivatives and other securities after the US Securities and Exchange Commission adopted final rules for clearing firms.
- SEC Approves Rules for Clearinghouses Deemed Too Big to Fail – Wall Street Journal (subscription)
- New SEC Standards May Level Playing Field for European Banks – Financial Times (subscription)
EC expected to publish its final non-cleared margin rules on October 4.
The US dollar hit a roughly five-month low against the Norwegian crown and fell against other commodity-linked currencies after OPEC sources told Reuters the producing group agreed to reduce its oil output.
- Oil-Linked Currencies Jump on OPEC Deal – Wall Street Journal (subscription)
- Crude Surge Lifts Exporter Currencies as OPEC Said to Reach Deal – Bloomberg
The buy side is being warned to brace for a “material” impact on fees they pay for foreign exchange prime brokerage services following the introduction of margin rules for non-cleared swaps.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s reiteration to Congress that most of the Fed’s policymaking board expect a rate rise by December failed to move the US currency.
Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief executive Norman Chan Tak-lam expects Hong Kong to play a bigger role in international yuan business as the currency will be increasingly used for international trade settlement after it joins the IMF’s reserve currency basket this weekend.
Hedging against further declines in Asia’s worst-performing currency has become so expensive that some global investors are throwing in the towel on yuan bonds.
In total, over 100 investors entrusted Hope with over £5.5 million on the promise that their funds would be used to generate substantial returns by his trading on the foreign exchange markets.
Sweden’s krona has reached an unsustainably low level that will force the country’s central bank to confront a realisation that is dawning on others about the limitations of monetary easing, analysts are predicting.
Investors would save money hedging currency risk through options instead of forwards.
The Canadian dollar has had a strong year against the US dollar, but its run is about to end, says an analyst with Canaccord Genuity.
Bitcoin remains the “currency of choice” for cyber criminals but they may soon turn to newer digital currencies, Europe’s top police agency has said, and even start targeting blockchain, the technology beneath it.
Pan European financial regulator European Securities and Markets Authority has published a consultation paper regarding its draft regulatory and implementing technical standards which will implement the Benchmarks Regulation.
Brazil’s real fell amid speculation banks were seeking to weaken it before the central bank determines a key rate used in settling some financial contracts.
Russia’s central bank said it won’t interfere in the market with foreign-currency purchases in the next three years as it’s in no rush to reach the target of $500 billion in international reserves, forecasting the stockpile will stay largely unchanged through 2019.
China’s money-market rates climbed to multi-month highs as the central bank pulled funds from the financial system and commercial lenders stocked up on cash to meet quarter-end requirements.
The Democratic Republic of Congo raised its key interest rate by five percentage points to seven percent, citing rising inflation and “tensions in the foreign-exchange market,” Governor Deogratias Mutombo Mwana Nyembo said.
The reform of China’s currency exchange rate regime has been identified by corporate treasurers across Asia Pacific as having the most impact on their business over the last 12 months, according to a JP Morgan survey of companies with a collective market capitalization in excess of US$3.2 trillion.
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CME Group has added China-based digital currency exchange OKCoin to its bitcoin pricing indexes, first announced in May.
China’s efforts to limit capital outflows that could weaken its currency are creating a potential headache for Deutsche Bank, which is selling a $3.9 billion stake in a Chinese lender and seeking permission to move proceeds offshore.
JP Morgan has joined ICE’s Singapore-based clearing house as its first US clearing member.
Most emerging Asian currencies retreated as doubts surfaced over OPEC’s agreement to curb oil production and as investors stayed wary of adding bullish bets ahead of the US presidential election.
The pound continued to trade lower against a basket of global currencies in the absence of major guiding macroeconomic indicators and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s latest quip that Brexit talks were likely to start early next year.
The Canadian dollar strengthened the most in nearly four weeks against its US counterpart as oil prices soared on a deal by major oil producers to limit output.
The zloty led a weakening of Central European currencies as Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo dismissed Pawel Szalamacha as finance minister in a government reshuffle.