Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, October 16

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, October 16

Political uncertainty ensues as an approaching deadline over Catalonia’s bid for independence and Austria’s Sunday election outcome has convinced many to book some profits.

Global Political Uncertainty in Driving Seat

Global Political Uncertainty in Driving Seat

Fed speakers are divided. Doves say it's a mistake to keep raising interest rates with low inflation. Hawks urged that waiting could be a bigger mistake and that inflation will catch up. Is a December rate hike is still on the table?

4 Steps to help International Businesses Protect Profits

4 Steps to help International Businesses Protect Profits

In this e-book we'll cover 4 steps to help protect profits and position your business to avoid currency related losses while working across borders. 

Catalonia Relief Supports Equities and EUR

Catalonia Relief Supports Equities and EUR

European markets took relief from Catalonia stopping short of declaring immediate independence from Madrid yesterday. Here are the 5 things you should know.

FX in the Age of Central Bank Activism: What have we Learned?

FX in the Age of Central Bank Activism: What have we Learned?

We take a look back at this blog series that tackles the increasing role of Central Banks and what challenges treasurers, CFOs, and financial professionals might face.

Latin America’s Tug of War: Central Bank determination versus Political Upheaval

Latin America’s Tug of War: Central Bank determination versus Political Upheaval

Latin America’s Central Banks are working feverishly towards stability, but find themselves undermined by a persistent foe: political turmoil. We examine the surprises that financial professionals may find when factoring in the region’s diverse Central Bank activity. 

The Crypto Conundrum: Planning for Central Bank Adoption of Digital Currency

The Crypto Conundrum: Planning for Central Bank Adoption of Digital Currency

Record-setting prices for cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin, have caught the attention of the South African Central Bank who looked to issue their own digital currency. But where does cryptocurrency fit in with monetary policy?

Can Corporates gain from China’s lead role in the Central Banking soap opera?

Can Corporates gain from China’s lead role in the Central Banking soap opera?

China’s changes to the way it calculates the yuan’s daily reference rate is starting to take a positive effect on the market. How can corporates who do business with China benefit from this?

India & Australia: Playing your Cards right in the Face of Conflicting Monetary Policy

India & Australia: Playing your Cards right in the Face of Conflicting Monetary Policy

Central banks in India and Australia find themselves pursuing very different strategies in an effort to get a grip on inflation, employment, and economic growth. Here's how accountants, treasurers, and financial professionals can deal with a region divided in approach.

Central Bank Activism: A Grain of Salt with Fed and BoC Announcements

Central Bank Activism: A Grain of Salt with Fed and BoC Announcements

In a world rife with geopolitical unpredictability – businesses hang their decisions off any monetary policy snippets emanating from Central Banks. Here's why corporates shouldn't react to the Fed and Bank of Canada’s every word. 

FX in the Age of Central Bank Activism: The EU and the UK at a crossroads

FX in the Age of Central Bank Activism: The EU and the UK at a crossroads

The European Central Bank and the Bank of England travel different paths - but one thing remains the same: every action they take causes a ripple in their respective currencies. Here's how to best prepare.

NEW SERIES: Managing FX Challenges in the Age of Central Bank Activism

NEW SERIES: Managing FX Challenges in the Age of Central Bank Activism

Our new series looks at how Central Bank policies and regulations could impact popular currencies in coming months—and how accountants, treasurers, and financial professionals can make sense of it all. 

Saudi Arabia and Russia Puncture Oil’s Recovery

Saudi Arabia and Russia Puncture Oil’s Recovery

Saudi Arabia and Russia's backpedalling of comments on a one-year extension of the production cut popped oil’s balloon on Friday as Hurricane Nate props up prices in Asia. 

The Week Ahead: Hurricanes Hit Number of Jobs but Not Wages

The Week Ahead: Hurricanes Hit Number of Jobs but Not Wages

The US dollar is higher across the board against major pairs, but had a mixed performance Friday in the aftermath of the release of the US non farm payrolls (NFP) report. Here's what you need to know going into this week.