Whistleblowing: still a risky business

Whistleblowing: still a risky business

By FARAH KHALIQUE

Industry experts on whistleblowing have been lobbying hard for reform, but it is still often the case that whistleblowers with the best of intentions have found themselves in legal grey areas, ending up blacklisted, bankrupt and unable to work in the City again.

Why the FX pool is still hard to navigate

Why the FX pool is still hard to navigate

By JOEL CLARK

The forex market may have had a quiet 2017 with no big market dislocations, but liquidity is not as deep as it once was, while the buy side is becoming more discerning, driving changes in trading behaviour.

Bitcoin bonanza: the rise of regulation

Bitcoin bonanza: the rise of regulation

By FARAH KHALIQUE

The latest cryptocurrency price crash is shining the spotlight on the regulation of these borderless, digital currencies, but the rules differ wildly from country to country; global super-regulator IOSCO is set to make an announcement.

Positive global growth to drive currencies in 2018

Positive global growth to drive currencies in 2018

By FARAH KHALIQUE

Global growth will be a key driver of currencies in 2018, a year in which the foreign-exchange industry will have to adapt to the strictures of Mifid II and a self-governing code of conduct.

More firms looking to replicate FCA sandbox successes

More firms looking to replicate FCA sandbox successes

By PAUL GOLDEN

Euromoney speaks to some of the FX-focused companies in the third cohort of the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) regulatory sandbox hoping to match the progress achieved by many of their predecessors.

Chinese banks yearn to trade offshore renminbi

Chinese banks yearn to trade offshore renminbi

By PAUL GOLDEN

Analysts’ confidence that there is untapped demand from Chinese banks to trade offshore RMB is good news for R5, which last week announced a joint venture with Shanghai Clearing House designed to connect these institutions to the London FX market.

FX: Stemming the tide of rising data costs

FX: Stemming the tide of rising data costs

By PAUL GOLDEN

Innovation and price transparency around market data remain a bone of contention among FX market participants, although data providers insist they are working to reduce costs.

FX: Filtering out the noise in surveillance systems

FX: Filtering out the noise in surveillance systems

By PAUL GOLDEN

FX market participants have benefited from guidance on good practices and the availability of sophisticated technological solutions, but implementing a surveillance programme remains a considerable undertaking.

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FX scandal: in the spotlight

FX scandal: in the spotlight

The market tremors from the FX-fixing scandal and subsequent probe – triggering a flurry of fines, litigation cases and prosecutions – is set to reverberate for years to come.

The future of the RMB: special focus

The future of the RMB: special focus

Euromoney's latest coverage of how Beijing is seeking to globalize the renminbi, through currency swaps and trade-financing facilities; the rise of the offshore bond market; and how fee-hungry banks are salivating at the prospect of the RMB’s growth.

Swiss franc: special focus

Swiss franc: special focus

Euromoney's latest coverage of the CHF since the Swiss National Bank removed its currency floor with the euro, plus choice archive material.