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By Kevin Daly, Standard & Poor’s MMS There seems to be no shortage of good news out of South Korea these days. Recent economic data confirms the only V-shaped recovery among the ravaged Asian economies, with 1999 GDP expected to rise ...
By Michael Burke, B&M Research Japanese policy is now completely geared towards reflation via ultra-low interest rates and a stimulative fiscal policy. This reflation is working as can be seen in the rise of the Japanese stock market and ...
By Paul Downs, Thomson Global Markets When the euro was launched at the start of this year amidst much self-congratulatory backslapping from politicians within the EU, it was heralded as the new reserve currency, rivalling the dollar. Well, it has ...
Following a tumultuous year in the currency markets, the Foreign Exchange Committee (FXC) is continuing its long-runningefforts to reduce settlement riskand provide information so as to improve the functioning of the FX markets. The FXC is an FX industry body ...
Credit Agricle Indosuez (CAI) wants to be number one. The French bank has recently made a number of hires in London to bolstering its euro coverage, according to London-based FX manager Simon Eedle, and is also looking to strengthen its ...
Having worked together for 25 years, all of it with the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), Martin Klingsick and David Barnett announced their joint decision to retire from the markets this summer. Upon leaving, Klingsick was the regional head of treasury ...
The National Australia Bank is midway through a concerted effort to broaden its reach into the corporate and funds management sectors. Since January, the bank has relocated several senior managers in an effort to place local heads of markets in ...
The forex market is on the verge of a dramatic transformation-one that could mark the death of the interbank market as we know it-or so say some industry sources. The change would put customers on par with the banks, using ...
While some in Singapore say life is beginning to return to normal since the height of the Asian currencies crisis, with volumes picking up and confidence returning, others say that the recovery may not be robust enough for banks to ...
Perréard Partners Investment (PPI), the new Geneva-based asset management firm started by Yves Perréard, began trading in May with CHF10 million under management. Perréard says he hopes to raise this amount to CHF100 million by the end ...