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FX: Retail investors dodge sterling Brexit bullet

FX: Retail investors dodge sterling Brexit bullet

June 2016

How and why trading was dominated by banks and ECNs, with retail investors cautious about getting steamrolled by volatility.


Section 385 threatens intercompany transactions

June 2016

The implementation of Section 385 regulations by the US Department of the Treasury is aimed at stopping profit stripping, but, without redress from treasury and compliance measures, it could also hit intercompany lending and pooling structures.

FX traders pick through Brexit wreckage

June 2016

Britain's vote to exit the European Union fired volatility back into currency markets and gave traders opportunities in a number of currency pairs, including minors and exotic currencies as well as the majors.

The cities seeking to take London’s FX crown

June 2016

Paris and other leading European cities will have their work cut out usurping London’s status as the continent’s leading FX centre, even if they succeed in undercutting London’s status as the centre for euro clearing.

Sherwood vs the select committee: A match report

June 2016

Apologies came more easily than smiles as Michael Sherwood, Goldman’s top UK banker, explained on Tuesday the firm’s relationship with Philip Green, and gave MPs the lowdown on how investment banking works.

Colombia remains risky despite landmark peace deal

June 2016

The signing of a ceasefire agreement ending five decades of civil war is nothing short of monumental, but laying down the weapons will not fully resolve the issues and will most likely lead to fiscal repercussions with the economy already under pressure.

Brexit vote triggers market mayhem

June 2016

The market tremors of the game-changing UK vote to leave the European Union will reverberate for years to come across global risk assets, the UK economy, banking stocks and currencies.

Country risk: Cyprus is stronger than its ratings claim

June 2016

Three years on from securing a bailout, the island nation is still addressing the fallout. Yet the economy is growing, political continuity is assured and credit rating agencies are playing catch-up.

FX: Solution emerges for ‘last look’ information leak

June 2016

FastMatch’s leak/sweep protection order – designed to address market manipulation fears – has received a cautious welcome, but it’s not clear its benefits will be felt equally by market makers and takers.

FX: Order management systems come of age

June 2016

OMSs are extending their influence across the buy and sell side, impacting the efficiency of broker-dealer sales desks and risk-management practices.

Deutsche Bank: special focus

June 2016

Euromoney's recent coverage of the German universal bank.

Deutsche Bank lapse prompts AML reassessment

June 2016

Deutsche Bank pledges to update anti-money laundering (AML) processes after failings uncovered by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in a move that's pushing other banks to reassess their own operations.

Swedish krona in line of fire amid Brexit

June 2016

The Swedish krona is ranked as the third weakest currency in a Brexit scenario after sterling and euro, according to analysts.

Country risk: Experts say UK economy will quickly recover from Brexit shock

June 2016

The UK’s economic and structural ECR scores are holding up well despite the possibility that its people will vote to leave the European Union (EU) next week. The strength of the sovereign’s outlook means that if the UK did vote to leave, it could quickly recover from the ensuing drop in its risk score, claim several experts this week.

AI creates efficiencies in sanctions checking

June 2016

The growing use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning could dramatically reduce the amount of time and resources spent on sanctions checking.

FX: Brexit volatility triggers warnings on stop-loss orders

June 2016

The potential for next week’s EU referendum to trigger a sizeable movement in sterling highlights the need for clients to review their use of stop-loss orders as a risk-management mechanism, amid memories of the SNB debacle.

FX: Brexit imperils City’s status as euro-clearing hub

June 2016

The European Central Bank (ECB) is likely to quickly challenge London’s status as the eurozone’s largest hub for the clearing of euro-denominated trades if the EU referendum goes against UK membership – but the move, which would be seen as highly political, would be beset with legal challenges.

Iran sanctions: special focus

June 2016

Euromoney investigates how the relaxation of western sanctions on Iran – dubbed the world’s most lucrative closed economy – will jump-start trade and capital flows from Europe to the Gulf, and plots a vision for the country's banking system and economic transformation, more generally.

US dollar: special focus

June 2016

The dollar suffered as a result of the Federal Reserve's massive quantitative easing programme. In 2012 it was the second-weakest performing G10 currency after the yen. That helped extend the bear trend that the dollar has been trapped in since 2002. But now, sentiment towards the dollar appears to be turning. Many believe that US growth is set to be the strongest among developed nations and that, while it will not happen immediately, the Fed will be the first among the world's big-three central banks to start withdrawing monetary stimulus. Could the 11-year regime of dollar weakness be about to end?

China: special focus

June 2016

From rebalancing of the economy and financial reform to the internationalization of the renminbi, Euromoney sheds light on China’s economic challenges amid the global spotlight.

Bitcoin: special focus

June 2016

Cryptocurrency space – the final frontier for money. Below is the voyage of starship Euromoney. Its mission: to explore strange new digital currencies, to seek out new payments systems and gateways, to boldly go where no financial magazine has gone before...

In the spotlight: Angola

June 2016

Angola, which has recently emerged from civil war, is in the process of building its own identity. A systematic drive towards diversification of the economy away from the oil sector and the process of de-dollarization are pivotal parts of this process. How are banks, the government and locals coping as this transformation takes hold?

Marketplace lending: special focus

June 2016

The marketplace lending industry has had a tumultuous few weeks, culminating in both the resignation of the founder of Lending Club and a Treasury white paper recommending closer scrutiny of the fledgling sector.

Turkey remains scare story for investors

June 2016

The borrower’s prospects are still failing to improve, despite decent GDP growth, as political and structural concerns preoccupy the risk experts.

Russia-Ukraine conflict: special focus

June 2016

Euromoney's coverage of the economic and financial fallout from the conflict.

Emerging markets: special focus

June 2016

A cyclical blip in a structural bull market or a fundamental re-appraisal of the growth and investment prospects in developing economies? Euromoney wades into the debate about the recent bear run in emerging markets and provides coverage of FX, fixed income and equity market trends.

SME financing: special focus

June 2016

The vexed battle to finance small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) continues in the eurozone and UK amid risk aversion, economic weakness, new regulations and banks’ balance-sheet repair. Project Merlin, Funding for Lending, Agency for Business Lending (ABL) and Breedon Report recommendations all aim to increase financing for SMEs. Here is a round-up of Euromoney's recent coverage.

Credit Suisse: special focus

June 2016

Euromoney's recent coverage of the Swiss bank's strategic overhaul.

HSBC: special focus

June 2016

Euromoney's recent coverage of the global banking group from its global footprint, management shifts and strategic overhaul.

UBS: special focus

June 2016

Euromoney's recent coverage of the Swiss bank's private-banking led strategic overhaul.