Brussels has responded to financial industry calls for continued access to London’s capital markets by providing reassurance that EU groups will temporarily be able to use crucial derivatives clearing services in the UK even after a no-deal Brexit.
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- EU Shows No Sign of Heeding US Threat Over Derivatives Clearing – Reuters
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Rostin Behnam, who was appointed to one of five CFTC commissioner roles in 2017, spoke to attendees at the 2018 ISDA Annual Japan Conference in Tokyo about the challenges he’s seen regulating crypto assets, bitcoin and other technologies during his first year in office.
The UK’s financial watchdog is weighing a potential ban on the sale of derivatives based on cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, in what would be its first major intervention in the nascent market.
The crypto sector has not yet shown any evidence of permanence, an expert said.
The cryptocurrency supported by a consortium that includes Circle Internet Financial and Coinbase appears to be the early favorite among the recent slate of high-profile digital coins marketed as being coupled to the US dollar.
Fidelity Investment’s move into custody for cryptocurrencies has opened the door ever so slightly for institutional investment in the nascent asset class, but there are still issues of trust that will keep pension funds and other asset owners from crossing the threshold, industry analysts said.
Bitstamp, the EU’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, has been bought by the South Korean holding company that owns rival Korbit, in the latest consolidation among big players in digital currency trading infrastructure.
XTX Markets, one of Europe’s largest market makers, is to set up a hub in Paris to prepare for the UK’s departure from the European Union. Zar Amrolia, co-chief executive of XTX Markets, said French regulators had been “very receptive” to having an electronic market maker established in Paris.
- XTX Prepares for Life Post-Brexit – Profit & Loss
- Australia’s Banks Begin Relocating Functions from London – Financial Times (subscription)
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JP Morgan is looking to grow its credit trading technology team globally by 15%, with new teams being established in Chicago and Herzliya in Israel.
Thai energy company PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP), has implemented Refinitiv’s FXall trading platform and “Settlement Center” post-trade solution for managing its FX transactions.
Sterling languished at a ten-week low on Tuesday as concern about Britain’s departure from the EU led investors to largely ignore hopes of an end to austerity raised by Britain’s finance minister Philip Hammond.
The dollar rose towards 2 1/2-month highs on Tuesday, supported by worries about an escalation of the Sino-US trade war. The euro, pushed lower by the stronger dollar, slipped as traders prepared for a swathe of data, including euro zone GDP and German inflation.
Major state-owned Chinese banks were seen swapping yuan for dollars in forwards CNYFWD= on Tuesday, but there was no immediate evidence of dollar selling in the spot market as the currency neared a key support level, three traders said.
The Australian dollar remains the whipping boy of currency markets, at least among the majors.