Foreign exchange rates are usually determined by real exchanges on the FX market. In recent years, central banks have been playing a much larger role when determining their own foreign exchange rates - But should central banks be determining exchange rates?
Global trade is again top of capital markets agenda, as investors are now officially worried about the intensifying confrontation between U.S. and China. With tariffs, crude oil prices, and this week’s significant OPEC meeting, here’s what you need to know.
A hawkish Fed and a dovish European Central Bank gave the edge to the USD this week. Donald Trump scored diplomacy points in Singapore by North Korean leader Kim while trade war fears are once again at the forefront as the Trump administration announced new tariffs on Chinese goods on Friday.
The Swiss National Bank sent shockwaves across global financial markets on January 15, 2015, when it abandoned its exchange rate floor that had up to the point pegged the Swiss franc to the euro. What businesses can do to avoid fallouts like this in the future?
Prepare for an eventful week! The Fed will kick off its June 2-day FOMC meeting on Tuesday and is expected to announce a 25 basis points rate hike. The same day President Donald Trump will be in Singapore for the much-anticipated meeting with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un. Simultaneously, U.K. Prime Minister, Theresa May, will ask her party to overturn changes to the E.U. withdrawal bill.
Market attention is turning towards the G7 conference that begins tomorrow in Quebec, Canada.
Expect this summit to be an intensive affair amidst heightened trade tensions between the U.S. and some of its closest allies who have indicated that they will retaliate against President’s Trump’s decision to impose duties on steel and aluminum imports from the E.U., Canada, and Mexico.
President Trump wants to go down in history for de-arming North Korea’s nuclear weapons and brokering a peace agreement between the North and South. Meanwhile, Kim Jong Un has more short-term targets – sanctions relief and economic solvency. We analyze the potential business impact of the much-anticipated summit meeting.