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Market Takes Stock of China’s Currency Devaluation The world’s commodity currencies were today hit hard by China’s devaluation of its currency, a move seen by many market participants as strengthening China’s bid for the yuan to become one of the International Monetary Fund’s ...
AllianceBernstein Defends its Positive RMB Outlook AllianceBernstein has defended its positive outlook for the renminbi (RMB), claiming that the future of the currency will be shaped by fundamentals and arguing that China’s reform program remains on track in the long-term.Investor outlook has been negative ...
FX trading revenues rose in Q1 2015 almost across the board, albeit with a few notable exceptions. But how far has an increase in market volatility helped to offset the rising cost of regulatory investigations into FX malpractice across the leading ...
With a number of exchange groups making a push into the FX market, Galen Stops looks at some of the opportunities and challenges for them in this asset class.In the past 18 months there has been a conspicuous push from ...
Is volatility about to unleash on the EMs? Joy Macknight takes a look.Emerging markets currencies are getting a lot of attention lately, as the market waits with bated breath for the US Federal Reserve to begin unwinding quantitative easing....
The minutes from the recent joint meeting of the world’s eight foreign exchange committees in Tokyo hint at participants' concerns over the impact of regulation and electronic trading on FX market liquidity, and high frequency traders were highlighted for ...
Fears of a leak have been dispelled, but as Colin Lambert reports, the mystery over why the Australian dollar is moving seconds ahead of major announcements is still puzzling.In the seconds leading up to the release of the Reserve ...

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Market of the Month: CAD

As Profit & Loss was going to press, a rebound in the Canadian dollar was gathering momentum, buoyed by stronger oil prices, a weaker US dollar and a fairly optimistic tone from the Bank of Canada. This marks a reversal in ...

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The Dollar is Turning Stronger

By Jens Nordvig, Ankit Sahni, and David Fritz, Nomura  The Case for Dollar Strength Our medium-term view on the dollar is clear. We expect broad-based USD gains on a medium term basis. Both structural and cyclical factors point to currency ...

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SEF Applications Build Up

As the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) deadline for Swap Execution Facility (SEF) trading in OTC derivatives nears, the race to apply for SEF status resembles the recent rush to exit emerging market risk – everyone appears to be trying to ...