The UK Supreme Court has decided, by a majority verdict, that the UK’s parliament must approve the government’s decision to trigger Article 50, which formally starts the process for Britain to exit the European Union.
Donald Trump’s comments do little to shed light on pledges for tax cuts, infrastructure spending.
Based on historical trends, Asian currencies are likely to weaken against the US dollar in the first 100 days after US President Donald Trump’s inauguration, HSBC Global Research said.
Banks are using the euro less and less in international transactions, with financiers preferring to use dollars – indicating the euro’s declining importance in the global economy.
Some argue yen’s drift into ¥113 zone might represent a mis-step and a reason to load up on dollars
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A stronger oil price and possibility of an easing in US sanctions has helped the rouble.
Customers face more responsibility for understanding dealing terms and more measures may be needed, sources say.
Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize-winning economist recently said that the US should phase out fiat currency and move toward digital currency, at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
Angola’s banks face a liquidity crunch due to a shortage of foreign currency, said the head of the nation’s banking association, but added that he is not aware of requests by lenders for a state-funded bailout.
The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has extended the comment period for the supplemental proposal for Regulation Automated Trading (Reg AT) to May 1, 2017.
US Treasury Secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin said an “excessively strong dollar” could have a negative short-term effect on the economy.
The European Central Bank’s bond-buying program weakened the euro, but only when the measures were signaled or announced, according to the Bundesbank.
German and French efforts to lure UK-based banks unsettled by Brexit may stumble over an obstacle of their own making – a planned tax on financial transactions.
MiFID II expands the scope of trade and transaction reporting requirements, leaving some firms struggling to comply.
The sizable learning curve of the likely next chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission plus vacancies on the commission and in several key agency divisions should add up to an extended quiet period, veteran SEC watchers say.
Depending on their activities, MiFID II’s regulatory requirements could still impact firms in Asia.
The loonie has shown surprising strength, which is complicating Stephen Poloz’s job.
The Egyptian government considers signing a currency swap agreement with Russia that will help relieve pressure on economy, local media reported, citing a senior official at Egypt’s Finance Ministry.
CLS Group has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the National Institution for Financial Development (NIFD) in China.
Hedge funds outperformed equities and bonds on a risk-adjusted basis in 2016, according to the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and data provider Preqin.
Saxo Bank has announced a new collaboration with Autochartist to offer its clients access to Autochartist’s automated technical analysis and live trade signals via the SaxoTraderGo platform.
Nasdaq has successfully completed a test using blockchain technology to run proxy voting on its Estonian exchange and is now assessing whether to implement the new system, the company said.
The wait is almost over for LedgerX, a New York-based bitcoin swaps startup with a board boasting a who’s who of financial sector bigwigs.
The Turkish lira was flat to the dollar before a key central bank meeting at which it is expected to raise interest rates by at least 50 basis points, while broader emerging assets firmed, with equities at 2½ month highs.
Latin American currencies strengthened as traders sought further clarity on US President Donald Trump’s protectionist pledges.
The Canadian dollar strengthened against a broadly weaker US dollar, as an advisor to US President Donald Trump said Canada has a “very special status” and is unlikely to be hard hit by any changes to the NAFTA trade accord.