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Retail Firms Hike Margins Requirements Ahead of Brexit Vote Retail firms increasing margin requirements to their clients is one further consequence of the imminent Brexit referendum vote. Global derivatives trading provider ThinkForex says it will increase margins on all GBP crosses and the UK stock index to 5%. The new ...
Volatility, Mixed Liquidity Dominate Sterling Market Ahead of Brexit Vote With just a week to the referendum that’s going to show whether Britons want the UK to stay in the EU or not, sterling trading appears to be dominated by increased volatility and mixed liquidity across different market segments. “...
BoE’s Broadbent Explores Potential of Central Bank Digital Currency Ben Broadbent, deputy governor for monetary policy at the Bank of England, examined the theoretical impact that the creation of a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) might have on the UK economy in a speech delivered at the London School ...
Central Bank Policy on the Move

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Central Bank Policy on the Move

Low inflation and weak growth across the time zones are forcing central banks to re-examine their policy stances and urgently address the current situation, as the prospect of the first Federal Reserve rate hike since June 2006 looms on the horizon. ...
NY Fed: HFT Strategies are Causing Liquidity Mirage High-frequency trading (HFT) strategies are contributing to liquidity mirages in the US Treasury markets, according to new research from staff at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In the latest Liberty Street Economics blog Dobrislav Dobrev, an economist at ...
IMF Report: Exchange Rates Still Matter for Trade Exchange rate movements still have sizable effects on exports and imports, according to new research from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).  Recent sizable movements in the currency markets have led to debates regarding their effects on trade. The US dollar ...
Why FX Platform Providers Are Targeting Corporates Although the corporate segment has always been an attractive one to multi-bank FX platform providers, there appears to be a renewed focus on targeting this business.In the past month EBS BrokerTec has integrated its money market fund, MyTreasury, into ...