Deutsche Bank in ESG FX Asian First

Deutsche Bank and Olam International have executed what is believed to be Asia’s first FX derivative linked to environmental, social and governance (ESG) key performance indicators (KPIs). The ESG-trade was a one year USD/Thai Baht forward enables Olam to lock-in a discount when it meets pre-defined ESG targets which supports the United Nations (UN) Sustainable […]
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US Initial Claims Slow: Durable Goods Orders Surge

The massive amount of US data released simultaneously Thursday ultimately showed that the rate of claims declines continued to slow even as economic activity picked up in the manufacturing sector. US initial jobless claims filings fell further in the June 20 week, but the level of new filings remains well above one million more than […]
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FMSB Publishes Good Practice Draft on Algo Trading

The FICC Markets Standards Board (FMSB) has published a new Statement of Good Practice on algorithmic trading in FICC markets as a transparency draft for market consultation. FMSB members and other interested parties are invited to comment on the proposed Statement of Good Practice. This consultation will run until Friday 21 August 2020 with the […]
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Bloomberg Gets Malaysia FX Nod

Following news last week that Refinitiv’s platforms had been granted permission to operate in Malaysia, Bloomberg has announced that its FXGO platform has also been granted approval from Bank Negara Malaysia under its new Framework for Electronic Trading Platforms. “Bloomberg has been a long-standing and dedicated partner for the Malaysian financial markets, and this approval […]
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Fix, Settlement Risk on GFXC Radar

The Global Foreign Exchange Committee (GFXC) held a teleconference meeting on June 22 to discuss conditions in FX markets, part of which saw the committee focus in on activity around the London WM/R 4pm Fix and issues highlighted by last year’s Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Triennial Survey which revealed an increase in the proportion […]
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State Street Research Finds Investors Happy with Managers

New research by State Street reveals that irrespective of the market dynamics created by the Covid-19 pandemic, 74 percent of institutional investors in Europe, remain confident in the ability of their asset manager to navigate the crisis. Unsurprisingly, the volatility caused by the crisis has damaged the ability of 66 percent of European investors to […]
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Angola Adopts Bloomberg FXGO

The Banco Nacional de Angola (BNA) has adopted Bloomberg’s foreign exchange electronic trading system FXGO and its electronic auction system to bring greater efficiency and transparency to Angola’s FX market. The solutions provide the BNA with real-time visibility of market activity, improving its oversight of Angola’s FX market, and enable the central bank to manage […]
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Afore Citibanamex First Mexican Fund on CLS

CLS has announced that Afore Citibanamex, Mexico’s second largest pension fund and a founding organisation in the country’s Administration System for Retirement Fund,  has become the first Mexican pension fund to access CLS’s payment-versus-payment (PvP) FX settlement service, CLS Settlement, as a third-party participant. Mexico, along with Canada and the US, leads the way among […]
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ISDA Create Adds New Documents

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and Linklaters have announced they will make three new documentation modules available on ISDA Create during 2020. The expansion will allow users to agree additional documents online, bringing further automation and efficiency to the negotiation of derivatives agreements. ISDA Create is an online solution built by Linklaters’ internal […]
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Refinitiv Platforms Get Malaysian OK

Bank Negara Malaysia has approved Refinitiv’s Matching and FXall platforms as electronic trading platforms under Malaysia’s new Framework for Electronic Trading Platforms. FXall will be offered in Malaysia under its approved money broker Refinitiv Transaction Services Malaysia Sdn Bhd. The announcement marks further progress for the firm, with Matching established in several Asian centres as the […]
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