The WTO is breaking down and if there’s no US-China trade deal in the next two weeks, there may not be one until after America’s 2020 presidential elections.
Several high-profile flash crash episodes have been reported in recent years. Their frequent occurrence has raised concerns around the stability of the market, and has attracted attention from both regulators and market participants alike.
The gulf in trust between the public and the political class has never yawned so wide, yet rarely have Britain’s political leaders seemed so ill-equipped to respond adequately.
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US-China trade talks are “moving right along,” President Donald Trump said, striking an upbeat tone even as Chinese officials held fast to their line that existing tariffs must come off as part of an interim deal to de-escalate the 17-month trade war between the two powers.
The Federal Reserve’s ongoing efforts to shore up the short-term “repo” lending markets have begun to rattle some market experts.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau cleared a first hurdle after the leader of the opposition Bloc Quebecois party said he would support the new minority government’s priorities, at least initially.
Japan’s government announced a stimulus package Thursday worth some 26 trillion yen ($239 billion), with about half coming from government spending. That came a day after Hong Kong announced additional steps to shore up businesses suffering from months of political unrest.
As foreign exchange markets transition to a cleared environment, Janice Kan, head of markets, equities at SGX, talks about whether the developing opportunities and constraints represent a paradigm shift towards the futurisation of FX.
European exchanges will face closer monitoring of the prices they charge customers for basic data, after regulators ruled that the Mifid II markets revamp had not delivered on its aim of cutting the costs of trading.
As part of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s ongoing efforts to help protect Americans from fraud, today the CFTC added 21 unregistered foreign entities to its Registration Deficient List or “RED List,” bringing the total to 146.
European Union governments have agreed new rules for handling failures of clearing houses raising the financial burden on them in a rescue, in a move aimed at preventing contagion risk in the global financial system.
The European Central Bank will start supervising the subsidiaries of several global investment banking giants from next year as they move significant operations to the continent ahead of Brexit, the ECB said.
Central banks must embrace the revolution under way in digital money to ensure they remain at the heart of the global payments system, according to the head of the Bank of International Settlements.
One of the longest running crypto asset exchange platforms has tried to tempt employees at Nordea bank away from the anti-Bitcoin financial institution.
“Just wait until institutional investors jump in” has long been a rallying call for the cryptocurrency faithful. It appears they’ll need to keep waiting a little longer, with nearly 70 crypto-focused hedge funds that mostly cater to pensions, family offices and wealthy individuals closing this year, according to San Francisco-based Crypto Fund Research.
A report claims the unrest in Hong Kong didn’t spark a surge of crypto activity after all.
Following downbeat reports from other venues earlier this week, the primary FX venues have also released weak volume data for November, with all three of CME, EBS and Refinitiv Matching reporting their lowest ADV for the year to date – the latter two platforms actually hitting their lowest ADV since they started reporting data over a decade ago.
Michael Bloomberg’s flagship news and information terminal was promoting the billionaire media mogul’s run for the White House as the company faced questions over how to cover his candidacy.
The new head of the legendary asset management shop has pulled back from risk.
The euro zone economy has avoided a recession, according to a Reuters poll of economists who were reasonably confident of that outcome, but their growth and inflation outlook remains very modest for the coming years.
By fuelling a market rally every time talks stall, the Fed has extended the trade war and made the asset bubble bigger. If a crisis erupts outside the US or China, the bubble may burst – with disastrous consequences for the world
Talks between world’s top oil producers on extra 500,000 b/d reductions drag into night.
Major central banks are set to keep pumping money into financial markets and economies next year, although at a slower pace than recently.
What accounts for the consistent strength of the baht and the shekel?