EBS Claims African NDF First

CME Group’s EBS says it has conducted the first ever African NDF trade on a central limit order book (CLOB) trading platform with a one-month dollar-Kenyan shilling NDF executed on EBS Market between Bank of America and Citi. The firm says it has also added one-month pairs for the dollar against the Nigerian naira, the […]
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Mark Johnson Files for Re-Hearing of Appeal

Mark Johnson’s legal team has filed a petition to have his appeal reheard or reheard “en banc”, before the entire bench of active appeal circuit judges, as he seeks to have his conviction for wire fraud overturned. In September Johnson lost an appeal in front of three appeal court judges, however his team has filed […]
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FSB Reports Further “Limited” Progress on Reform

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has published its annual progress report on the implementation of the agreed G20 reforms to over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets. Overall it notes there has been “limited additional implementation of the reforms” since its last report this time last year but does note that 23 out of 24 member jurisdictions have comprehensive […]
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CLS Reports FX Volume Increase

CLS says the average daily traded volume submitted to the settlement service was $1.84 trillion in September, a 5.3% month-on-month increase and a 6.5% year-on-year increase. FX swaps remains the largest portion of this amount at $1.34 trillion per day, a 12 % increase on both a monthly and annual basis. Activity in spot products […]
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FMSB Publishes Conflict of Interest Statement

The FICC Markets Standards Board (FMSB) has published the final version of a Statement of Good Practice on the issue of conflicts of interest. The Board says the Statement aims to provide practical, working level guidance and examples for market participants to draw on, as they consider ways to prevent, manage and mitigate conflicts of […]
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FSB Reports to G20…and it’s a Familiar Message

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has published a letter from its chair Randal Quarles to G20 finance ministers and central bank governors ahead of their meetings in Washington this week and the message from the letter is largely the same as it has been for some time – work is progressing but more needs to be […]
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Aggregation Putting ECNs on the Spot: Greenwich Survey

A new report from Greenwich Associates says that FX market participants are spurning anonymous trading on ECNs in favour of disclosed, bilateral trades executed through a variety of channels – as well as a growing share of business done through so-called “API aggregators” that could eventually emerge as a challenger to the market’s biggest execution […]
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BIS Report Sets Out Governance of Key OTC Derivatives Data Elements

A new report published by the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), identifies key criteria, functions and bodies for the governance arrangements for a set of critical data elements for OTC derivative transactions reported to trade repositories, excluding the Unique Transaction Identifier (UTI) and the Unique […]
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Report Envisages Erosion of USD Global Reserve Status

A new report from Vontobel and Eurasia Group suggests that there could be an erosion of the US dollar’s reserve currency status as geopolitical tensions between America and China continue. The paper, titled The Next Digital Superpower: Scenarios for the US-China conflict and implications for the global economy, argues that the current US-China trade war […]
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FMSB Finalises Market Colour Best Practice

The FICC Markets Standards Board (FMSB) has published the final version of a Statement of Good Practice on the issue of Information & Confidentiality, which seeks to bring clarity to what it terms the complex issue of sharing information in fixed income and commodities markets and dealing with confidential information within a firm. FMSB says […]
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