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G-20 Likely to Reiterate Currency Commitments, Treasury Official Says – The Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Global financial leaders likely will reiterate previous currency policy commitments, a senior U.S. Treasury official signaled Monday, despite concerns that lackluster growth around the world may tempt some countries to use devalued currencies to juice exports.

Hong Kong Exchange to Offer Yuan Currency Futures, Gold Contract – Bloomberg

Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd. will introduce yuan-related currency futures as the bourse aims to deepen links with China.

`Brexit’ Would Be Negative for the U.K., Ratings Companies Say – Bloomberg

A UK exit from the European Union would be negative for the British economy and its standing among investors, according to Fitch Ratings and Moody’s Investors Service.

How To Weaken Your Currency: Lessons From Boris Johnson – Financial Times (subscription)

Eat your heart out Mario Draghi, or Haruhiko Kuroda for that matter. If you really want to weaken your currency, puny monetary policy is no match for the punch of a plummy-voiced, crazily coifed, media-darling career politician. Take a bow, Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson.

CBA: Stop worrying about China’s currency – Business Insider Australia

Despite recent stability in Chinese renminbi, concerns over the outlook for the currency persist across financial markets.

Russia’s Central Bank Governor Wants to Lower Risks From Forex Fluctuations – Euronews

The woman with the difficult task of running Russia’s central bank has been talking about risk. Governor Elvira Nabiullina was speaking specifically about the risk of loans taken out not in roubles, but in dollars or euros.

JPMorgan Quietly Tests ‘Blockchain’ With 2,200 Clients – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. is quietly testing technology that underpins the digital currency bitcoin on U.S. dollar transfers between London and Tokyo, part of an effort to boost its spending to deal with emerging threats from Silicon Valley.

Regulatory News

Dudley, Strine, Re-Appointed at New York Fed – Profit & Loss

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has reappointed William Dudley and Michael Strine as president and first vice president of the bank, respectively. Eligible members of the Bank’s board of directors voted unanimously to reappoint the two men last week, and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve approved that decision.

Company News

CFH Adds Olfa Soft – Profit & Loss

CFH Clearing is extending the number of white label platforms available to its institutional clients through a partnership with Swiss technology provider Olfa Soft.

Fortress Prime applies for UAE and CySEC licenses, adds Swissquote’s Nidal Abdelhadi – Leaprate

LeapRate has learned that Dubai-based FX liquidity and white label solutions provider Fortress Prime has hired Nidal Abdelhadi as its new Senior Executive Manager, essentially akin to the position of CEO.

Market Savvy

What’s behind currency market volatility – Financial Review

The turbulence we have seen in global sharemarkets so far in 2016 is infecting foreign currency markets now, with analysts warning the large moves are probably a result of the powerful and conflicting currents that are at work.

How to Play ‘Brexit’ FX Volatility – Bloomberg

RMG Wealth Management CIO Stewart Richardson looks at the markets with “On the Move” host Guy Johnson. Richardson also looks at the outlook for oil.

Yen Gains as Risky Assets Lose Traction, Pound and Euro Shaky – Reuters

The yen gained broadly on Tuesday as risky assets lost traction and revived demand for the safe-haven currency, while the sterling and euro were shaky after suffering hefty losses on uncertainty over Britain’s membership in the European Union.

Oil jump fuels stock rally; EU shake-up fears rock currencies – Reuters

Global stocks rallied on Monday, backed by a rise in oil and commodity prices, while the British pound suffered its biggest one-day loss in nearly six years against the dollar on fears Britain would leave the European Union.

Press Releases

Fortex Inc. and Axiory Announce a Landmark Partnership to Deliver a Web-Based Platform to the Global FX Community

Fortex Inc, one of the leading electronic communication network (ECN) trading platforms, and Axiory – a global operated brand with direct market access (DMA), brokerage & asset management services, have teamed up to drive FX industry transformation in a collaborative effort to make FX Trading available on-the-go from any device.