Five years ago, single-dealer platforms were a powerful tool in the over-the-counter FX market. Today, aggregation reigns. Clients now have their own cutting-edge front-end systems that can merge price feeds from multiple suppliers.
In a speech to parliament, Japanese PM Abe provided more political rhetoric on his third arrow but not much hard action. Troublesome is that Abe is keeping quiet on a number of issues that markets are especially focused on.
Something of a war of words between the ECB’s Asmussen and Greek FinMin Stournaras are illustrative of a number of pretty fundamental disagreements that still exist on important topics in Euroland, and that were highlighted at last night’s Eurogroup meeting.
Though many details remain undecided, regulators’ drive towards a new order in OTC derivatives looks set to pick up pace over the next 12 months, up-ending the economics of virtually all market participants. That prospect has already triggered significant market structure change, with much more on the horizon.
The Bank of England is hamstrung by its tight remit: 2% CPI at all times. Although the subtle change Chancellor Osborne made in March allowed the Bank to take its eyes off inflation under exceptional circumstances, . . .
China remains cheap AND undervalued. The current administration is moving to liberalize the economy at a pace that is far faster than most people had expected, and those equity friendly reforms are not being adequately appreciated by the market.
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