The US dollar traded at its strongest level for this year minutes out from the Federal Reserve’s May policy meeting.
Temperatures are rising along the US East Coast, but demand for the dollar is about to cool, according to a list of 12 summer macro trade ideas from Nomura Holdings.
Sterling trimmed gains and stocks hit the session highs after a survey showed Britain’s services sector struggled to recover in April from a slowdown in March, further dimming expectations of an interest rate hike next week.
While the US Federal Reserve marches on towards further rate rises, other G10 central banks are beating a retreat – and none more so than the Bank of England.
The euro rose off four-month lows as the dollar’s recent rally came to a halt after the Federal Reserve did little to alter market expectations for further interest rate rises this year.
Inefficiency in the $5.1 trillion-a-day foreign exchange market makes it fertile ground for investors seeking to maximize returns, in the view of strategists at Deutsche Bank.
Societe Generale is nearing an agreement to pay as much as $1 billion to resolve two US probes – into the rigging of benchmark interest rates and allegations of bribery in Libya – according to people familiar with the matter.
The narrowest trading range in about six months has Bitcoin technical analysts scouring price charts to help figure out whether the biggest cryptocurrency is poised to build upon its April rally.
- Bitcoin’s Daily Trading Range Falls From $4,700 to $124 – Bloomberg
- Cryptocurrencies Are Heading for a 90 Percent Correction in ‘Mass Market Wipe Out,’ Investment Bank Warns – CNBC
Most big banks have tried to stay far away from the scandal-tainted virtual currency Bitcoin.
- A Verbal Cryptobrawl Breaks Out at Milken Over Bitcoin’s Future – Bloomberg
- How Crypto Stacks Up Against Other Investments – Bloomberg
A good data analytics framework, indeed the correct use of data, can also go a long way to avoiding a repeat of last week’s sad events.
Ronan Julien, global head of commodity derivatives e-distribution at BNP Paribas, talks about how the bank is doing things differently in the commodities space.
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) says it will introduce regulations to require OTC derivatives to be cleared on central counterparties (CCPs) with effect from 1 October 2018.
The Bank of England, the primary regulator of UK clearing houses, has decided to go ahead with a new rule that would compel CCPs to report issues with their servers and other technology systems.
Martin Gruenberg, the final Democrat among top US bank watchdogs, is a growing source of frustration to Wall Street, as the last man standing in the way of a deregulatory wave.
A federal judge ruled three business associates of a financial technology company are likely to lose at a trial over government accusations that they sold unregistered stock in the firm after a rally linked to cryptocurrency.
This trend is generally consistent with volumes being reported by other platforms.
The Bank of England has named former Schroders and Morgan Stanley banking analyst Huw van Steenis as a senior adviser on the future of the British financial system.
Private equity group CVC Capital Partners’ Asia Fund IV has had an offer accepted to acquire all of the outstanding equity of online retail trading technology and analytics provider Oanda Global Corporation.
The spectre of slower global economic growth presents another threat for Asian currencies, many of which are already under pressure from rising US yields and capital outflows.
Turkey’s currency slumped to a new record low after data showed inflation at the highest level since December.
The currency is back on the ropes, sinking to a new record low as trading resumed following a two-day holiday.