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SWIFT Reports 18% Jump in RMB Adoption Figures released by the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) today reveal that nearly 40% of financial institutions worldwide have adopted RMB when exchanging payments with China and Hong Kong. 1,131 banks used the RMB in payments with China and Hong ...
Study: Policy Improvements Needed to Avoid Currency Crisis Policy improvement and cooperation between monetary and fiscal policy is essential in order to avoid a major currency or debt crisis, according to a new academic paper. Written by Richard Preschern, co-founder and chief risk officer at FX Vision, and ...
Dovish Tide Amongst Central Banks Poses Challenges Monetary policy, in developed markets at least, increasingly seems a case of words speaking louder than actions. At its policy meeting on 26 January, the European Central Bank delivered nothing but its commitment to deliver on its mandate of 2% inflation and ...
The Evolving Nature of the Fixed Income Markets – BIS The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) released two new reports, highlighting the structure and liquidity of fixed income markets and finds that while recent market changes do not appear to have had a negative effect on liquidity, in times of ...
2016 - A Goldilocks Year?

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2016 - A Goldilocks Year?

A Goldilocks Year, not too hot, not too cold is our central scenario for 2016, and it would look something like this: Global growth accelerates a little in 2016 to 3.5%, after 3.2% in 2015. Inflation in developed markets (DM) recovers back to 2% targets, but ...
Early Bearishness – a Blip or a Trend? Markets have started the new year under pressure, with Chinese equities down 7% on 4 January (before automatic circuit breakers kicked in), the Dow Jones shedding 1.6% and the FTSE nursing a 2.4% loss – the worst first trading day losses for many years. Some ...
For Fed Chair Janet Yellen the Time is Near – L&G The wait is almost over, or so it seems as financial markets continue to price in the first Fed Fund rate hike since mid-2006 at next week’s FOMC meeting. According to Andrzej Pioch at L&G Multi-Index Funds, “The ...
The SNB is Limited, Waits For The Fed – GAM Last week’s ECB decision, which disappointed many in the market, has helped relieve some of the upward pressure on the Swiss franc and on the Swiss National Bank (SNB) to further ease monetary conditions, according to Joachim Corbach, head ...
USD Closes Flat Following Strong NFP Figures The dollar recovered from a dip after strong US non-farm payroll (NFP) figures were released, closing almost flat for the day. After the NFP showed that the US economy generated 211,000 new jobs in November, meaning that the Federal Reserve Bank ...
EBS BrokerTec: Settlement Solution Key for CNH Growth Implementing an effective settlement mechanism for CNH is likely to be a “tipping point” for increasing trading volumes in this currency, according to senior staff at EBS BrokerTec. EBS BrokerTec’s USD/CNH currency pair has been something of a ...