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Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, March 26

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, March 26

There are some tentative signs that investor fears of an escalation of trade tensions are beginning to ease. A rebound in global equities overnight is offering the market some optimism of stabilization after last week’s rout.

What Businesses need to know about China’s Changing Tax and Foreign Investment Policies

What Businesses need to know about China’s Changing Tax and Foreign Investment Policies

China is among the major global financial powers unveiling new tax laws and foreign investment policy changes in 2018. In the midst of a major economic and tax reform campaign designed to ease regulations and restrictions, what does this mean for companies doing business in China?

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, November 6

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, November 6

On his five-country Asian tour, US president Trump has already brought up trade grievances about China and Japan and has warned that no one "should underestimate, ever, American resolve." Here's more and what you need to know about the markets.

How Will Markets Respond to Dip in US Stocks?

How Will Markets Respond to Dip in US Stocks?

US futures fall under pressure, a day after the Dow closed above 23,000 for the first time ever. Though there are no major triggers for this morning’s decline, the finger is being pointed at the softer Chinese economic data and unrest in Spain.

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?

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, August 14

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, August 14

Last week's geopolitical worries sent investors scampering for safe havens. Now, the dollar gains seem capped by the tensions on the Korean peninsula and doubts that the Fed will hike interest rates again this year.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday April 17

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday April 17

Stocks, the US Dollar and Treasury yields are under geopolitical and economic pressure.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Thursday, April 13

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Thursday, April 13

Capital markets were heading into an Easter holiday stupor before President Trump “intentionally” shook things up in a press conference late Wednesday afternoon.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday, March 6

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday, March 6

With geopolitical risk dominating early trading – North Korea fired four ballistic missiles into nearby waters – this is another busy economic event week.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday December 19, 2016

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday December 19, 2016

The dollar and sovereign yields fell overnight while Asian shares printed a new monthly low as the market cashed in some of their recent bets on Trumponomics and the ‘reflation’ trade. However, this will be a light week on many fronts – liquidity and fundamentally.

A look back at 2016: The Payments Perspective

A look back at 2016: The Payments Perspective

In the final part of our Payments Perspectives blog series, we take a look back at how corporate treasury specialists coped during an eventful Q4, and what they should prepare for in the face of another volatile year.

Pistols at dawn: Managing transactions on the brink of a US vs China trade war

Pistols at dawn: Managing transactions on the brink of a US vs China trade war

China and America currently stand face-to-face; two economic gunslingers hands hovering over their triggers, waiting for the other to act. And whether or not either will draw for their guns boils down to one man – President-elect Trump.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday November 14, 2016

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday November 14, 2016

New U.S President elect Donald Trump continues to have a massive impact on capital markets.

Global bond markets have lost more than $1 trillion in value; their worst rout in 18-months, on investors bets that Trumps new administration would boost business investments and spending while firing up inflation.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday November 7

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday November 7

Market volatility continues with a risk-on rally gaining momentum overnight now that the FBI said Sunday that no new evidence was found to warrant charges against Clinton.

Last week saw global equities slide again, crude oil under pressure on doubts about OPEC’s ability to cut production at its next meeting in Vienna (Nov. 30). Economic data was mixed, as too were corporate earnings, while Friday’s non-farm payroll (NFP) provides a shout out for a Dec. Fed hike. The RBA, BoE, BoJ and Fed all met and left their respective policies unchanged.