When the Bank for International Settlements published this year’s version, there was no little surprise at it finding there was $6.6 trillion traded every day, a new report, however, throws more light on that number, but doesn’t quite answer all the questions.
Currency traders may face new dangers when volatility returns to the market, after a spell of innovation in the industry coincided with a period of unusual calm.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will travel to the heartlands of Brexit Britain in a final campaign blitz ahead of Thursday’s election, as he seeks to secure the parliamentary majority he needs to take the country out of the European Union.
- Britain Gears Up for Its Most Divisive Election in Decades – Wall Street Journal
- Will Sterling Hold its Gains Through the UK General Election? – Financial Times
The last time the European Central Bank conducted a review of its monetary policy strategy the euro was only four years old, no country had ever experienced negative interest rates and Christine Lagarde was running a US law firm.
European Central Bank policymaker Robert Holzmann hopes to see the end of negative interest rates by the time his six-year term ends, he told an Austrian tabloid, praising new ECB head Christine Lagarde for fostering collegiality among his peers.
China’s potential economic growth will be below 6% over the next five years, an adviser to China’s central bank said.
Though hurdles remain, an agreement would allow the US-Mexico-Canada agreement to come to a vote in Congress.
Looking at the geographical distribution of OTC FX turnover, some areas of competition are emerging amongst different trading centres, but it will be a long time before we see the outcome of any moves being made now.
This week’s podcast features reaction to the Global FX Committee meeting, a discussion on internalisation, crypto volumes and instant settlement of FX trades.
Hedge funds exacerbated the recent turmoil in the repo market with their thirst for borrowing cash to juice up returns on their trades, according to the Bank for International Settlements.
- US Banks’ Reluctance to Lend Cash May Have Caused Repo Shock: BIS – Reuters
- Investors Gird for Year-End Turmoil in Cash Markets – Wall Street Journal
The great global deregulation has begun. The signs are subtle so far, but last week threw up four pieces of evidence that the US and Europe are poised to compete to ease bank regulation – in turn threatening the co-ordinated global approach that has helped make the international banking system safer in the decade since the financial crisis.
Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz will step down when his seven-year mandate expires in June, the bank said, and the front-runner to replace him could become the first woman to head the country’s central bank.
Boutique research providers’ business models are coming under increasing pressure two years on from the introduction of EU markets rules, in what an industry association describes as an “existential threat” to the sector.
Digitising the Chinese yuan – and eventually the dollar – would open new fronts in the fight over privacy and trade.
Cryptocurrencies have the potential to eventually replace cash, according to new research from financial services giant Deutsche Bank.
Bitcoin’s price volatility has been a source of doubt about its narrative both as digital cash and as digital gold. How could something so volatile be a safe haven investment?
Binance’s BNB token has outperformed Bitcoin this year, the token serves as a loyalty program for Binance exchange customers.
The majority of asset managers that bank with State Street are interested in digital assets such as bitcoin, but none have asked the global custodian to store them yet.
They recently reported new lows for FX daily volume and using the BIS survey as a benchmark their market share is now a quarter what it was in 2010 and half what it was in 2016, so is it time to start worrying about the decline of the primary FX venues?
Hedge funds are on course for their best year since 2013 but will still come in with weaker returns than both equities and bonds, figures from an industry research group show.
Northern Trust has hired David Byne and William Hartnett in its global foreign exchange solutions division.
Much has been said about how the banks’ influence in FX markets is much reduced, but is that accurate?
Friday’s booming US jobs report should give the Federal Reserve all it needs to stick to its plan not to cut interest rates further in the near future, so when US central bankers meet this week, most of the focus will be on their outlook for next year and beyond.
The era of shock and awe is over for central banks, 10 years after it started.
Japan’s economy expanded at a much faster pace than initially reported in the third quarter, as resilient domestic demand and business spending offset the hit to growth from falling exports and global trade tensions.
The Fed’s postcrisis tools will have less punch if long-term bond yields are already low.