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China Needs to Balance Domestic Growth and International Confidence The recent Chinese currency devaluation and the country’s ongoing struggle with its plunging equity markets, were likely the key trigger for the contagion that rocked financial markets globally last week.While the sharp losses recorded in equity, currency and ...
EM Currencies Set to Trade Lower Still Following Chinese Roller-Coaster? The global financial markets have been on something of a roller-coaster ride recently following the events in China.There has been a sudden decline in the onshore Chinese equity market, a subsequent sharp depreciation in commodity markets and the People’...
NY Fed Research Compares FX, Treasury and Equities Flash Events Researchers at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York have published a new blog showing that the FX spot market showed much less price continuity in a March 18 flash event than in comparable events in the US equities and US ...
Is China Really Committed to Market-Oriented Reform? China’s central bank vice-governor Yi Gang said today that the country will quicken the opening of its foreign exchange market and aims to attract more foreign investors as it liberalises its financial markets.Speaking at a press conference this ...
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 ...