Central Banks

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday January 22

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday January 22

Despite the distraction of a U.S. government shutdown, the focus of capital markets this week will return to the more upbeat message of the global growth upswing and a couple of G7 central banks monetary communications.

Canadian Dollar Caught Between Hot Economy and Cold NAFTA

Canadian Dollar Caught Between Hot Economy and Cold NAFTA

After two back-to-back strong employment reports and other positive economic indicators, the Bank of Canada may raise interest rates by 25 basis points this week.

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 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. 

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.

The Week Ahead: North Korea, Brexit and German elections distract from Hawkish Fed

The Week Ahead: North Korea, Brexit and German elections distract from Hawkish Fed

German elections appear to be more predictable with Angela Merkel’s party likely to prevail, but with the rise of the far-right and the need for a partner for a grand coalition, the number of seats of other parties will be of utmost importance.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, September 18

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, September 18

This is a busy week both on the Central Bank and parliamentary election front. Among the G7, the Bank of Japan and the Fed hold policy meetings this week, as does Norway’s Norges Bank. For some of these meetings, expectations are uncertain.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, August 21

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, August 21

The Fed’s Yellen and ECB President Draghi will gather for the Jackson Hole economic symposium. Focus will be on Yellen’s speech on financial stability, and will Draghi will provide clarity on ending Euro QE?

The Week Ahead: Falling Dollar Awaits US Employment Data

The Week Ahead: Falling Dollar Awaits US Employment Data

Political uncertainty has sapped the momentum out of the USD. The rally at the beginning of the year is gone after the debacle that has been the attempts to pass health care reform.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, June 12

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, June 12

The Fed starts its two-day meeting tomorrow with a focus on whether the U.S. economy is robust enough to withstand a further rate increase (or two!) this year.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, June 5

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, June 5

Geo-political risk is set to dominate capital markets this week; it will be supported by a handful of central bank monetary policy decisions.

The Week Ahead: Dollar Struggles After US Jobs Miss

The Week Ahead: Dollar Struggles After US Jobs Miss

The U.S. non farm payrolls (NFP) grew by 138,000 jobs in May short of the 180,000 forecasted. Here's how employment is affecting the US Dollar.

The Week Ahead: Dollar Looking to Regain Momentum

The Week Ahead: Dollar Looking to Regain Momentum

Despite the dollar rally losing steam as softer economic data was released the U.S. Federal Reserve kept the June rate hike on the table boosting the greenback on a monetary policy divergence basis.