Bats Global Markets, Inc. (“Bats”), a leading global operator of exchanges and services for financial markets, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering at a price to the public of $19.00 per share. The size of the offering has been increased from the initially announced 11,200,000 shares of common stock to 13,300,000 shares of common stock.
The market’s version of the naughty step was a crowded place at the start of the year. Areas behaving badly and causing investors no end of worry included the oil price, China, the US economy and Brexit fears.
Traders are now taking the long view on central bank easing, shifting focus to which monetary policymakers will be the first to change course and withdraw stimulus, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch FX strategist Athanasios Vamvakidis.
The Bank of Japan’s policy is not affected by the international community’s pledges to avoid targeting exchange rates, Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said, adding that he told U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew of his “strong concern” about recent moves in the yen.
This is not the mid-2000s, and China’s currency is not the new subprime some hedge funds are betting on. At least not yet.
The Financial Futures Association of Japan (FFAJ) has just published the monthly operating metrics of its members that offer Forex and binary options trading over the counter for March 2016.
Foreign exchange deposits at South Korea’s banks rose by 13 percent in March from the previous month to the highest level since November 2015, central bank data showed on Friday.
Currencies across Asia including the Chinese yuan dropped sharply against the U.S. dollar Thursday, with markets caught off-guard as the Singapore central bank restrained the appreciation of its currency to stoke growth.
The Financial Conduct Authority’s new sandbox initiative development could be a key development in market preparations for Mifid II, market experts have said.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) have today published proposals aimed at strengthening the transparency and effectiveness of the FCA’s and PRA’s enforcement decision-making processes.
The investment bank is expected to report lower earnings and revenue when it releases first-quarter results Friday. Having posted its biggest annual profit last year in nearly a decade, investors are watching if Citi can keep up the momentum.
Negative interest rates are rattling banks around the world, but one small Swiss lender has learned to stop worrying and lean in.
China’s foreign exchange deposits stood at $666.0 billion at the end of March, up from $655.2 billion at the end of February, the central bank said on Friday.
Last year’s deal on an €86bn bailout to prevent Greece from leaving the eurozone may need to be completely renegotiated with more realistic fiscal targets for the International Monetary Fund to take part in the rescue, its chief has warned.
China’s economy stabilized last quarter and gathered pace in March as a surge in new credit spurred a property sector rebound while raising fresh questions over the sustainability of the debt-fueled expansion.
The U.S. currency, down 4.2 percent this year, inched higher Thursday following its biggest one-day gain in three weeks as central bankers abroad seek to limit further gains in their currencies versus the greenback.
Exchange and clearinghouse leaders will assemble in Kuala Lumpur next week for the World Federation of Exchanges’ (WFE) 33rd annual Clearing and Derivatives Conference. The IOMA conference, which will take place 17-19 April, will be a forum for the discussion of post-trade issues affecting the global landscape.
Profit & Loss Latin America, 20 April in Mexico City
ACI World Congress 2016 – Indonesia, 26-30 April, Jakarta
Eurofinance: Asia Treasury, 18-20 May in Singapore
Profit & Loss Forex Network New York, 26 May, New York City
FIA: IDX 2016, 7-8 June in London, England
Profit & Loss Forex Toronto, 9 June, Toronto
Profit & Loss Scandinavia, 13 September, Copenhagen
Profit & Loss Forex Network Chicago, 28-29 September, Chicago, IL
Sibos 2016, 26-29 September in Geneva, Switzerland
FIA: Expo, 18-20 October in Chicago, IL