Britain’s election race has tightened markedly over the past two weeks and Prime Minister Boris Johnson is now likely to win only a modest majority in Thursday’s vote, according to a closely watched forecast.
- Nightmare Before Christmas? Traders Dig in for Long British Election Night – Reuters
- What Would a Hung Parliament Mean for the UK and Brexit? – The Times
US President Donald Trump has days to decide whether to impose tariffs on nearly $160 billion in Chinese consumer goods just weeks before Christmas, a move that could be unwelcome in both the United States and China.
- China Sees US Delaying Sunday’s Tariffs Hike as Talks Continue – Bloomberg
- Beijing Redraws its Agricultural Supply Lines, US Farmers May Lose Their Market for Good – South China Morning Post
Christine Lagarde will on Thursday face her biggest test so far as president of the European Central Bank when she holds her first monetary policy meeting as the chair of its governing council and speaks to the media afterwards.
With central banks in tandem on policy, market churn has lessened considerably, and trading as well.
It will be hard to revive growth without busting the budget.
Top officials from Canada, Mexico and the United States signed a fresh overhaul of a quarter-century-old trade pact that aims to improve enforcement of worker rights and hold down prices for biologic drugs by eliminating a patent provision.
China’s yuan is on the rise: a future challenger to the global supremacy of the dollar, or at the very least, the herald of a new multipolar currency system – or so we’re told.
Most of all they want to avoid Japan’s elegant stagnation.
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Five financial institutions accounted for almost half of notional credit and currency derivatives amounts in the European Union in 2018. Data from the European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) shows that 47% of outstanding credit derivatives notionals in the EU were held by the top five largest market participants, excluding central counterparties (CCPs). The top five held 44% of all currency amounts, 41% of commodities amounts and 40% of equity amounts.
Jitesh Thakkar, a programmer for flash-crash spoofer Navinder Sarao, and his software development firm, Edge Financial Technologies, Inc., renewed their motion for summary judgment to end the Commodity Futures Trading Commission enforcement action against them charging them with aiding and abetting Mr. Sarao’s illicit conduct.
At an open meeting, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission approved one final rule and two proposed rules on amendments to its existing regulations and the reopening of the comment period for proposed swap dealer rules.
Finance ministry will face fine timing to reverse clearing rule during its EC presidency next year.
The World Trade Organization looks set to suspend its arrangements to settle disputes between member states, the biggest threat to the trade body in its 25-year history.
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Three men were charged by US prosecutors with helping run a $722 million cryptocurrency fraud that amounted to a “high-tech Ponzi scheme.”
In 2019 the blockchain revolution ground to a halt. At least that’s the word from those who should know.
Crypto companies have filed 7,100 Suspicious Activity Reports since May, America’s anti-money-laundering chief said at a banking conference.
The US’s biggest banks have buoyed hopes of a big rebound in fourth-quarter earnings, with senior executives from Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs all describing strong trends in the last few months.
The custodian has appointed Brian Franz as chief information officer taking over for Antoine Shagoury.
Citigroup has named 137 staff to the rank of managing director – one of the most senior positions on Wall Street – in its annual promotion round.
CBOE Europe, the region’s largest equities exchange, has agreed to purchase the 80 per cent of EuroCCP it does not own for about €36m in a move that secures the future of the Dutch clearing house.
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell has taken a glass-half-full view of the US economy but the trouble may be that the glass has gotten smaller and has a few cracks.
The Federal Reserve’s efforts to calm money markets could fall short at the end of the year, potentially leading to a spike in Treasury yields and forcing the central bank to resort to launch a round of quantitative easing, a Credit Suisse analyst warned this week.
Faced with a loaded calendar that bring central bank decisions, trade deadlines, a UK general election and possibly an impeachment vote, traders are piling into protection.
Goldman Sachs sees a “pretty big opportunity” for the Indonesian rupiah in 2020, according to one strategist at the investment bank.
The world’s largest money manager is favouring US Treasurys over other sovereign bonds because it expects yields outside the US to linger near recent lows.