The Week Ahead: US Tax Reform to Guide Markets Ahead of Holidays

The Week Ahead: US Tax Reform to Guide Markets Ahead of Holidays

The much-awaited December rate hike came, but the US dollar remains vulnerable to the outcome of the Republican tax reform vote.

Bitcoin Opens for Future Business

Bitcoin Opens for Future Business

Trading in Bitcoin futures began in Tokyo last night, as the Chicago Board of Options Exchange became the first major exchange to offer the contracts pegged to the cryptocurrency. Similar contracts will start trading in a week on the CME Group as a test whether institutional money will go after Bitcoin.

Central Bank Decisions to dominate Busy Week

Central Bank Decisions to dominate Busy Week

The US dollar appreciated during the week as the tax reform inched closer to reality while the highly anticipated December meeting of the Fed is expected to bring a 25 basis points rate hike.

US Tax Reform, Brexit, and Bitcoin to Dominate into Year End

US Tax Reform, Brexit, and Bitcoin to Dominate into Year End

December will be dominated by Donald Trump’s pledge on tax reform, Brexit negotiations, and Bitcoin's remarkable run. 

Have Exports, Will Travel: Applying Accounting and Tax FX Best Practices

Have Exports, Will Travel: Applying Accounting and Tax FX Best Practices

For US companies, the siren call of overseas profits is strong, and it has led to corporate decision-makers expanding their business operations. How can US companies doing business across borders define Accounting and Tax best practices?

Trump, US Jobs, and Brexit to Guide Markets

Trump, US Jobs, and Brexit to Guide Markets

Geopolitical risk spiked in the US after the news broke that Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. Here's how it affected the markets.

FX Best Practices Every Product Manager Should Know

FX Best Practices Every Product Manager Should Know

Product managers juggle a number of challenges while providing as much value out of every aspect of the product as possible to drive its success. For products that depend on foreign exchange data, it is imperative to implement and follow these 4 best FX practices.

Central Bankers in Focus on Monday

Central Bankers in Focus on Monday

It’s been a relatively slow start to what is otherwise likely to be a busy week for the markets, with appearances from two notable central bankers: FOMC voter Neel Kashkari and Bank of England Chief Economist. 

Dollar Drops in Thanksgiving Week with US Taxes in Spotlight

Dollar Drops in Thanksgiving Week with US Taxes in Spotlight

The US dollar depreciated on Friday touching a five-week low against major currencies. European PMIs beat expectations while US's disappointed. US President Donald Trump will meet with Senate Republicans to discuss the vote on the Senate bill to be voted later in the week.

What CFOs Need to Know to Master Foreign Exchange

What CFOs Need to Know to Master Foreign Exchange

No global company can escape currency volatility risk and every company needs an effective currency risk strategy. We look at five of the best foreign exchange management practices for CFOs.

EUR Recovers After German Coalition Shock

EUR Recovers After German Coalition Shock

The collapse of the German coalition talks over the weekend suggests that Germany is no longer the role model of ‘political’ stability. Europe’s strongest economy has the possibility of three options ahead: a minority government, a continuation of the current grand coalition, or new elections.

Politics drive Dollar while Fundamentals boost Euro

Politics drive Dollar while Fundamentals boost Euro

The Trump Administration scored a major victory in Congress passing the tax overhaul bill by a vote of 227–205 while Brexit negotiations continue but there has been a recent string of concerns regarding how well thought out the whole divorce strategy really is. Here's your week ahead.

FX for Corporates: 5 Best Practices for Treasurers

FX for Corporates: 5 Best Practices for Treasurers

In the FX world, the ability to master the market isn't considered a luxury for treasury specialists – it's a necessity. How can corporate treasury departments successfully handle risk management, cash management, FX exposure, hedging practices, and data analysis?

UK Retail Sales Bounce Back in October

UK Retail Sales Bounce Back in October

This morning's data showed that UK retail sales rebounded last month, as the strong performance of the second-hand sector offset a drop in sales of clothes and footwear.