Hodge Joins Sucden

Sucden Financial has appointed Thomas Hodge to build and run its new average pricing function within its LME business. As head of LME average price trading, Hodge will complement and extend Sucden Financial’s existing ability to facilitate LME hedging requests, providing a dedicated averaging service to allow an exact match between client risk and the […]
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JPM Launches FX Pricing Engine in Singapore

JP Morgan has become the latest FX player to establish an e-FX trading and pricing engine in Singapore as it seeks to speed up execution for clients in the region. It joins a host of trading firms and platforms to set up a presence in the city state as part of a plan announced by […]
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BIS Launches Bulletin Series: Kicks Off with FX Swaps Basis Study

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has launched a new series of publications that it says are short, topical notes written by staff economists providing timely insights on current events in banking, markets and the wider economy. The first, issued today, looks at dollar funding costs through the prism of the FX swaps market, specifically the […]
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Trump Sees “Horrible” Next Few Weeks

White House Watch: US President Donald Trump Tuesday night warned the nation that the virus has become a “dark, epic and incredibly horrible” challenge that threatens to kill Americans by the hundreds of thousands. Trump, saying he wants to be a “cheerleader for our country”, nevertheless drew on the most stark and galvanising language of […]
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London 4pm Fix Goes OK – But What Happened Before it?

The quarter end WM 4pm Benchmark Fix passed off without the type of incident seen at the Tokyo Fix earlier in the day, but dealers are scratching their heads about what happened in the minutes leading up to the five-minute window that spans 4pm London. The expectation was for strong US dollar demand going into […]
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Volatility Spike at the Tokyo Fix Sends Dollar Soaring…and Tumbling

Price action ramped up at this morning’s 9:55am Tokyo Fix as a surge in orders ran into thinner liquidity conditions. The volatility was exacerbated by the fact that this was not only a month end, in Japan it was the fiscal year end fix. A surge of US dollar buying saw it jump sharply, with […]
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Long Spring Journey Under Way: Virus Stays in the Lead

Test results are coming in faster and in greater numbers Monday from areas like New York where the ravaging corona virus is already killing people, and at the front lines elsewhere the governors, the county executives and mayors are increasingly facing up to the fact it’s coming for them. The day’s Corona Virus Task Force […]
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Mainbloq, TradingScreen, Enter Crypto Partnership

Order and execution management system (OEMS) provider TradingScreen (TS), has signed a strategic partnersip with digital currency trading platform Mainbloq, to integrate former’s TradeSmart with the latter’s cryptocurrency trading technology. Driving the partnership, the firms say, is increasing demand among the buy-side to trade multi-asset classes via one centralised platform, enabling greater operational efficiencies and […]
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RBI Opens NDF Trading to Onshore Banks

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced that as of June 1, onshore banks will able to transact in the Indian rupee (INR) NDF market. The announcement was made as part of a raft of measures by the central bank as it strives to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic. Noting that the offshore INR […]
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Scott Joins 24 Exchange

Alan Scott has joined FX ECN 24 Exchange as managing direct for EMEA. Based in London he moves from a role as CEO and founder of SmartMoney Dealing Solutions, prior to which he ran enterprise solutions for Integral Development Corp, having joined that firm from 360T where he was global head of product and liquidity […]
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