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Week Beginning 28th June 2015

CFTC Targets Banks Moving Swaps Business Overseas

30th June 2015
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has proposed a new rule regarding the margin requirements for uncleared swaps that will prevent US banks shifting business overseas in an attempt to avoid swaps regulations

The Greece Crisis: A Game With No Winners

30th June 2015
Economists agree that although a Greek default and potential exit from the Eurozone will have less of an impact on FX markets than three years ago, it will still have significant implications

Jones Joins FastMatch

30th June 2015
David Jones will be joining FastMatch in London as a director of sales for Europe

Retail Brokers on Alert Over Grexit

29th June 2015
Retail FX brokerage firms are warning their clients of “changed trading conditions” in euro crosses as the Greek crisis worsens

Commerzbank Receives China FX Options Licence

29th June 2015
Commerzbank Corporates & Markets has received a licence from the State Administration of Foreign Exchange to trade onshore foreign exchange FX options in China

Saxo Bank Closes Cyprus MT4 Offering

29th June 2015
Saxo Bank has shut down Saxo Capital Markets CT, a Cyprus-based provider of the retail MetaTrader 4 platform

Digital Assets Acquires Two Other Blockchain Technology Firms

29th June 2015
Digital Asset Holdings, the blockchain technology vendor led by former JP Morgan executive, Blythe Masters, and DRW founder and CEO, Donald Wilson, has announced the acquisition of two other blockchain technology firms

Renminbi Trade Volumes in London More than Double in 2014

29th June 2015
Chinese renminbi trade volumes in London more than doubled last year, according to a new report from the City of London Corporation, as competition to become the leading offshore RMB hub in Europe heats up

Bank of Canada Calls for US to Recognise Equivalent Rules

29th June 2015
The Bank of Canada has urged US regulators to recognise non-US financial services rules as equivalent to their own and wants to explore the possibility of a bilateral agreement to help ensure the potential resolution of banks with cross-border operations

ICE Clear Singapore Signs Three Clearing Members

29th June 2015
Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) has signed up three clearing members for the delayed launch of its Singapore derivatives exchange, adding Phillip Futures, KGI Ong Capital and United Overseas Bank Bullion and Futures

On the Move

29th June 2015
JPAM, Clearwater, FTSE Russell, EC…

Tech Corner

29th June 2015
A round up of the latest technology news...

And Finally...

29th June 2015
I received an insight into the likely defence of those FX traders facing interview by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office at the end of last week – and I don’t think it’s going to be pretty