The dollar nursed losses, on track for a losing week as continuing tensions in North Korea underpinned the perceived safe-haven Japanese currency.
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The United States will reiterate to the International Monetary Fund its role in keeping a close eye on global foreign exchange rates policies at next week’s spring meetings of the international lender, a senior Treasury official said.
Sterling hit a six-week high against the euro as jitters ahead of the first round of the French presidential election and a week of upbeat data in the UK gave the British currency some respite from Brexit worries.
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Foreign exchange analysts at JP Morgan have upgraded their forecasts for the British Pound for the remainder of 2017 and the duration of 2018.
US president abandons campaign pledge to brand China a currency manipulator.
Foreign fund managers need clarity before market can take off, say banks.
Following on the heels of the FX Fix scandal that rocked the FX industry over the course of the past few years, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) set up a working group to draw up a Global Code of Conduct for FX market participants, by FX market participants.
Taiwan’s financial regulator has asked local insurers to adjust their foreign exchange hedging to reduce the impact of the strengthening local currency against the US dollar on their earnings, according to a document from the regulator obtained by Reuters.
The board of the National Futures Association next month will consider credit and market-risk metrics to be used by the industry self-regulator in tightening its monitoring of swap dealers, Chief Executive Officer Tom Sexton told MLex.
The Bank for International Settlements has recommended that central banks become more active participants in the plumbing system that underpins the trading of government bonds to offset increasing market volatility.
Econ members are worried that efforts to create new trading networks could run counter to the spirit of MiFID II.
Earlier in his career, Thornton worked as a Counsel for Delta Strategy Group focusing on the derivatives markets.
Legislators in Washington state have put the finishing touches on new rules for businesses that offer digital currency services.
EBS BrokerTec will start calculating the 40/60 maker/taker ratios for EBS Ultra Live clients from May 15.
The FCM tracker provides industry-wide view of customer funds in futures and swaps.
Annual compliance expenditure surges while RegTech spending is expected to reach $80 billion by 2020.
Japanese and South Korean shares fell while the won currency came under pressure, as rising tensions in the Korean peninsula dented confidence in the world’s economy.
Antipodean currencies such as the Australian and the New Zealand dollars strengthened against their major counterparts in the Asian session, after data showed that China’s exports rebounded at a faster than expected pace, while growth in imports slowed in March.
The Canadian dollar turned weaker after hitting a six-week high, with investors selling the loonie as geopolitical tensions took on more significance after news that the United States had dropped a massive bomb in Afghanistan.