Anyone checking the exchange rate between China’s renminbi and the US dollar would have got a shock early on Tuesday when an apparent glitch resulted in quotes shown on Google and at least two other currency exchange websites showing an eight per cent devaluation.
- Icap Glitch Showing Yuan Plunging 8.8% Fuels Trader Jitters – Bloomberg
- A London Trader May Have (Momentarily) Turned Trump’s Lie About China’s Falling Currency into Reality – Quartz
- Rumors of Sharp Drop in China’s Yuan Swirl on Social Media – CNBC
China’s currency is trading markedly stronger after the country’s central bank set its trading band against the dollar stronger.
Comments made by US president-elect Donald Trump on Twitter have sparked fresh speculation as to whether his administration will label China a currency manipulator once he is in office.
The euro held steady near a three-week high while bets on market volatility stayed close to their highest since June’s Brexit vote ahead of this week’s European Central Bank meeting due to give new guidance on its quantitative easing programme.
Sterling trades with a positive bias as the short-squeeze higher in the euro that defined the markets following the Italian referendum fades.
The referendum decision in Italy to reject changes to the Italian constitution, and the subsequent resignation of Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, could spell trouble for the future of the euro, warn economic strategists.
The dollar was almost flat against its rival currencies in directionless trade, on the heels of wild, euro-driven gyrations.
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Friday was rough for the Turkish lira, and this morning is not looking any brighter, after Opec’s oil deal and some unwelcome political interventions helped it overtake the Mexican peso as the worst-performing emerging market currency over the last month.
Vice president says the incoming Trump administration would be wise to examine existing agencies and regulations before trying to eliminate them.
Report recommends turning CCPs into ‘utilities’.
Weakness in the Turkish lira could start to drive up prices and knock the central bank off its targets in the first quarter of next year, but the impact will depend on the pace of economic activity, Governor Murat Cetinkaya said.
A slew of measures undertaken by Bank Negara Malaysia are expected to help enhance a continuous supply of foreign currency.
The Federal Reserve said the long-term impact of the technology behind bitcoin remains unclear, in a research paper examining the potential risks and rewards of such innovations on financial markets.
Seconds after the open on the London Stock Exchange, shares of Plus500 tanked 40%, with peers underperforming.
ICE notched growth across its foreign exchange and credit volumes, which averaged 46,000 contracts per day.
Citigroup’s global electronic listed derivatives trading business will be headed up in Singapore.
The euro held firm, having seen a wild three-cent swing in the wake of Italy’s referendum, while the region’s bond yields dipped in line with US peers as oil saw its first fall for five days.
The Brazilian real strengthened on traders’ relief that weekend demonstrations refrained from directly targeting President Michel Temer, after the currency hit its lowest level since June last week.
South Africa sidesteps a ratings downgrade to junk. As a result, the rand has strengthen just over 2% to the US dollar.