The euro hit a six-week high against the dollar, with investors optimistic about the strength of the euro zone’s recovery after strong economic data this week.
Sterling edged higher and is poised to post gains for a third consecutive week as markets interpreted latest comments from top EU policymakers as mildly positive for Brexit negotiations though gains were capped.
The European Commission has backed plans to exempt buy-side entities from having to post variation margin on certain foreign exchange forwards.
Krona weakness prompts fresh look at Swedish economy as krone de-links from oil.
Romanian Prime Minister Mihai Tudose criticised the central bank for not intervening to stop the leu currency from weakening and suggested commercial banks may have contributed.
Swiss National Bank Chairman Thomas Jordan is cautious about crypto currencies, saying he sees products like Bitcoin as more of an investment than a currency at present.
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The UK financial services regulator confirmed all 20 banks have agreed to support the London interbank offered rate until 2021 and will work towards developing an alternative benchmark.
“Financial centres and how they have evolved don’t change overnight,” said Matthias Voelkel.
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Chicago exchange said it will work with European clearing infrastructures to create opportunities.
Flextrade has rolled out an enhanced version of its multi-Order Management Systems (OMS) aggregation functionality, an in-built feature of the FlexTrader EMS, which allows users to merge and net orders across multiple OMS regardless of the underlying version or implementation.
Most Asian currencies firmed with the dollar remaining under pressure as it struggled to shake off the Federal Reserve’s concerns about low US inflation.
The Turkish lira briefly bounced more than one per cent after Cemil Ertem, economic adviser to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said the country’s central bank could raise rates “any time”.
South Africa’s central bank has left interest rates on hold as expected, but the biggest flashpoint for the country’s markets is likely to come from ratings agencies.