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What’s behind Trump’s enthusiasm for GSE reform?

What’s behind Trump’s enthusiasm for GSE reform?

Reprivatizing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is high on the agenda of the new Trump administration – its close ties to the hedge funds that were hit by their conservatorship and subsequent cash sweep could explain why, and is just one example of the murky incentives that have followed Donald Trump into the White House.

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Debt mountain casts shadow over the loonie

Debt mountain casts shadow over the loonie

After a long period of dormancy, the Canadian dollar appears to have turned a corner in recent trading, as rising oil prices and a booming economy boosted appetite for the currency.

XTX puts pressure on ‘last look’ in spot FX

XTX puts pressure on ‘last look’ in spot FX

FX market-maker XTX Markets is placing its bets on trade transparency, making a new tool available to the buy side that will, for the first time, enable them to calculate the cost of trades rejected by market-makers.

The Fix – meet the Libor scandal’s ‘Trader A’

The Fix – meet the Libor scandal’s ‘Trader A’

The story of convicted Trader A – Tom Hayes – lays bare the actions of a few cliques that masterminded the headline-grabbing Libor scandal, but despite Hayes’ conviction it is still notoriously difficult to pin blame on individual traders even if a firm admits wrongdoing.

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Fintech and innovation: special focus

Fintech and innovation: special focus

From cloud technology to cashless payments, digital currencies to social media, mobile banking to FX robots… financial institutions worldwide are looking to lead technological advances while also trying to keep up with them.

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