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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?

Markets Seek Clarity from Draghi

Markets Seek Clarity from Draghi

The best-laid plans sometimes fail to materialize. If the ECB was hoping to exit QE, this has very much been complicated by stubbornly low US inflation and political uncertainty.

The Bannon Bounce?

The Bannon Bounce?

Debate unfolds as to what Bannon’s removal means for the Trump administration's economic agenda. See how his departure is affecting the market, especially in regard to the Jackson Hole meeting this week. 

Covering the spread: A look back at the year’s most challenging currency pairs

Covering the spread: A look back at the year’s most challenging currency pairs

We recap how widening spreads with the dollar have affected businesses across the globe. Here are the most volatile currency pairs we examined.

The Week Ahead: Trump Administration Fails with Healthcare Bill

The Week Ahead: Trump Administration Fails with Healthcare Bill

The USD ended the week with a muted market reaction as the Trump administration pulled the healthcare bill as there was a lack of support from Republicans to pass the bill into law.

Market Update: Oil Tumbles For Second Day, ECB in Focus

Market Update: Oil Tumbles For Second Day, ECB in Focus

The ECB is stealing the spotlight temporarily from the Federal Reserve today as it announces its latest monetary policy decision and hopefully offers some guidance for the rest of the year.

The Week Ahead: Dollar Higher Ahead of Fed Minutes

The Week Ahead: Dollar Higher Ahead of Fed Minutes

The U.S. dollar is higher against most major pairs ahead of the President's Day long weekend. American economic fundamentals had a strong week, but failed to gain traction given the rise of political risk as Trump’s administration continues to send mixed messages to markets. The stock market and safe havens like gold and the Japanese yen finished higher against the dollar in a very political week.

Fed vs ECB: How can businesses manage conflicting monetary policies?

Fed vs ECB: How can businesses manage conflicting monetary policies?

With the Fed set to make further rate hikes and the ECB continuing its love for Quantitative Easing, we examine the effect these contradictory monetary policies are likely to have on organizations reliant on the near-term Dollar/Euro spreads.

The Week Ahead: US Wages Dampen Strong NFP Impact

The Week Ahead: US Wages Dampen Strong NFP Impact

The U.S. dollar had another difficult week as it depreciated against most major pairs. Trade has been a hot topic of late, which gives higher priority to global trade data to be released this week. 

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday January 30, 2017

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday January 30, 2017

It’s not campaign rhetoric any more – capital markets are facing heightened geopolitical and trade risks after U.S President Trump’s executed an executive order last Friday to halt the immigration process from seven predominantly Muslim nations.

The Week Ahead: US Wage Gains Lift Dollar Despite Jobs Miss

The Week Ahead: US Wage Gains Lift Dollar Despite Jobs Miss

The markets picked up where they left off last year. The release of the FOMC minutes from the December meeting along with President-elect Trump’s tweets impacted prices and almost overshadowed the release of the biggest economic indicator: the non-farm payroll report.

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.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Thursday December 8, 2016

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Thursday December 8, 2016

Can Draghi afford to rock the boat today given what’s happened in Italy and what’s going on with the banks? The case for the ECB leaving policy unchanged centers around politics.