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Manic Monday or Just Singing the Stock Market Blues?

Manic Monday or Just Singing the Stock Market Blues?

One thing is for sure: markets are in for a bumpy ride this week as, between the continued trade noise, possible warmongering, month and quarter end rebalancing flow all within a holiday-shortened week, something is bound to go upside down.

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: Thursday, March 16

Five Things the Markets Are Talking About: Thursday, March 16

As expected, the Fed raised rates by +25bps, but the outlook of the accompanying statement and Fed Chair Yellen’s press conference was very much less ‘hawkish’ than anticipated.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Thursday February 9, 2017

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Thursday February 9, 2017

With currency manipulation trending strongly on Trump’s twitter rants, tomorrow’s high profile Abe-Trump summit will be closely scrutinized.  Japanese Prime Minister Abe has signaled he is prepared to discuss the currency issues at G20 and will try and convince POTUS to do the same.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Thursday January 12, 2017

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Thursday January 12, 2017

U.S dollar bulls should be preparing for many more Trump disappointments. Yesterday’s was the first, but certainly not the last. In his first press briefing as U.S. president-elect, Trump presided over a wide-ranging session that touched on many topics, but with little substance.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday January 9, 2017

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday January 9, 2017

Last Friday’s U.S. December employment increased less than expected (+156k vs. +176k), but the markets interpretation in a rebound in wages (+0.4% m/m) suggests a sustained labor market momentum that sets up the domestic economy for stronger growth and further interest rate increases from the Fed in 2017.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Thursday January 5, 2017

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Thursday January 5, 2017

Fed minutes released yesterday revealed that apart from a unanimous agreement to raise interest rates for the first time in a decade last month, the committee expressed concerns as to the results of future Trump policies, with a view to maintain a “wait-and-see approach.”

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Tuesday January 3, 2017

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Tuesday January 3, 2017

For capital markets, the month of December was dogged by thin holiday trading as global equity indexes marched within striking distances of new records, the dollar ending the year losing some of its shine as dealers closed their books despite global yields floating atop of their year highs.

However, two unexpected major events dominated trading in 2016 –

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 15th, 2016

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Thursday December 15th, 2016

The Fed did not surprise, they did what was expected of them on the headline, but it’s their foresight that has capital markets wildly gyrating.

The big takeaway from yesterday’s FOMC meeting is the increase in the pace of tightening that’s been signaled for next year. Policy members voted unanimously to raise its target for the fed funds rate up +0.25% to +0.5%- 0.75%.

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.

Market Volatility: Corporate Strategies for FX Payments

Market Volatility: Corporate Strategies for FX Payments

For corporate treasury teams, it can often be more challenging moving money than managing it when it’s in the register. As part of a new blog series, we will take a closer look at some of the macro events and currencies likely to have the greatest impact on the payments landscape in today’s volatile marketplace.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday June 27, 2016

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday June 27, 2016

Beginning today, central bankers gather for at a three-day meet in Portugal for “The Future of the International Monetary and Financial Architecture” and should be rather apropos given the financial market fallout after last week’s shock ‘Brexit’ vote.