Exchange Operator Bats Global’s IPO Said to Be Oversubscribed – Bloomberg
Exchange operator Bats Global Markets Inc.’s initial public offering is oversubscribed, three days before the sale is due to price, according to people familiar with the matter.
Italy’s 5 Billion Euro Remedy to Fix its Banks – Bloomberg
Italian officials and financial firms agreed to create a multibillion-euro fund to help weakened banks raise capital and unload bad loans, as the nation tries to assuage investor jitters and avert a crisis.
US on Wrong Track on Chinese Currency – Australian Financial Review
Donald Trump is his usual bombastic self in accusing China of being a currency manipulator, blaming it for destroying millions of American jobs and promising to dramatically increase tariffs on Chinese imports.
Don’t Fear China, Say Top Currency Analysts Seeing Asian Gains – Bloomberg
The best forecasters of Asian currencies last quarter saw beyond the turmoil created by China’s slump to predict the gains their competitors missed. Now they’re breaking from the pack once again.
FX: The Multi-Billion Dollar Headwind – Profit & Loss
A new report from FX exposure management solutions provider FireApps claims that foreign-exchange volatility resulted in a $112 billion headwind for multinational corporations.
Currency-Hedged Funds—Safer or Riskier Thanks to Derivatives? – Wall Street Journal
A government proposal meant to limit the use of risky derivatives could hamper an increasingly popular breed of mutual funds that hedge against currency risks.
RBI Sells $3.34 Billion in Spot Forex in February – Business Standard
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) sold, net of purchase, $3.34 billion in February in the market, data showed.
Technology Companies Raise $1bn to Challenge Banks – Financial Times
Technology companies raised almost $1bn of investment last year to compete with British banks, according to a new report.
Banks Must Comply with New Controls for Foreign Exchange Deposits: CBE – Daily News Egypt
CBE said in a statement on Monday that it had monitored some individuals who made large cash deposits in foreign currencies, and used them to import non-essential goods and products through companies, which is a circumvention of the controls.
Yikes, Paul Krugman Really Doesn’t Understand Dodd-Frank – Huffington Post
Paul Krugman does not seem to understand the very financial regulations he claims to support.
Nomura to Cut Jobs in Americas and Europe – The Wall Street Journal
Nomura Holdings Inc. is planning to cut jobs in the Americas and Europe under a broader plan to reduce costs as Japan’s biggest brokerage by revenue faces a slump in its overseas operations, people familiar with the matter said.
SocGen Chief to Testify to French Senate on Panama Papers – Financial Times
The chief executive of Société Générale is to be hauled in front of the French senate on Tuesday to answer questions about his bank’s role in setting up offshore companies for clients in Panama.
Japan Leads Asia Stocks Higher, Oil Buoyant as Dollar Sags – Reuters
Asian stocks rose on Tuesday, led by a rebound in Japanese shares as investors hunted for bargains, and commodities like crude oil strengthened as the weaker U.S. dollar made them cheaper for buyers using currencies other than the greenback.
Hedge Funds Abandoning Dollar’s Biggest Bull Run in a Generation – Bloomberg
Hedge funds are close to calling it quits on the dollar’s best run in a generation. Large speculators cut net bullish positions on the greenback to the lowest in almost two years last week.
Tokyo Warns Again on Yen Strength – Reuters
Some cautious gains for European stock markets hauled the yen down off a 17-month high against the dollar on Monday after Japanese officials warned again that they could intervene against the currency’s “one-sided” rally.
ISDA’s 31st AGM to Highlight Impact of Market Structure
Leading regulators and industry participants will gather at the International Swaps and Derivatives Association’s (ISDA) 31st Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Tokyo this week to discuss the impact of regulatory change and how best to respond to the evolving market structure.
Can Currency Competition Work? – National Bureau of Economic Research (subscription)
Can competition among privately issued fiat currencies such as Bitcoin or Ethereum work? Only sometimes.
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