The three banks have cooperated to provide evidence of a potential new antitrust conspiracy in the currency spot market that prosecutors say involves different currencies than the ones at the center of their 2015 guilty pleas.
CLS was another market mechanism to receive a boost from the US election, with data from the settlement services provider showing the number of instructions submitted and the value settled both rising strongly.
The dollar steadied against the yen and euro after its weakest day in a week, with markets still uneasy that a Federal Reserve meeting ending on Wednesday may provoke more investors to cash in the greenback’s recent gains.
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- Dollar Falls Against Oil-Linked Currencies – Wall Street Journal (subscription)
Sterling rose as investors awaited British inflation data for November, helped by finance minister Philip Hammond’s comments supporting a staggered transition period for the country’s exit from the European Union.
Stranger than fiction? US stance and capital curbs rewrite rules for multinationals.
The incoming administration in Washington should recognise that Beijing has spent US$800 billion defending its currency in recent times.
- Trump May Have Wrong Asian Currency in His Crosshairs – Bloomberg
- Bitcoin Erases Gains as China Stocks See Sudden Upswing – Financial Times (subscription)
- Bad News for China: Fed Reserve Expected to Raise Interest Rates This Week – Forbes
New York has now eclipsed the city as the biggest center for off-exchange derivatives trading.
Defending the lira has just gotten harder.
A strengthening dollar signals a widening gap between imports and exports.
Firms’ best execution requirements and desire to expand strategies into FX markets are creating demand for a new breed of high-performance FX datafeeds.
Rules for derivatives may take effect after January 2018 to allow for US equivalence deal.
US Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White defied requests by Senate Republicans to delay adopting new rules on everything from derivatives to mutual funds until after President-elect Donald Trump takes office.
A hardline approach by Brussels on clearing will be a big hurdle to overcome to seal the deal.
Bloomberg Tradebook has released a new cross-asset tool designed to enable firms to trade one security relative to a set benchmark.
Earthport, which provides a payment network for cross-border payments, says that it is expanding service with Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML).
The service will enable compliance teams to monitor regulatory alerts from over 750 regulatory bodies via a single feed.
Most Asian currencies firmed against the dollar, finding support as a rise in US bond yields took a pause, although gains were limited ahead of a Federal Reserve policy decision coming up this week.
The Canadian dollar strengthened to a fresh seven-week high against its US counterpart as oil surged and investors weighed what message will accompany an expected interest rate hike this week from the Federal Reserve.
New Zealand dollar gains as lift in crude oil, commodities bolsters currencies linked to raw materials.
South Africa’s rand climbed more than one percent against the dollar, mainly tracking a rally in commodity currencies driven by firmer metal prices.