FX markets coping with change

FX markets coping with change

Losing streak: the value of the yen (pictured) has fallen sharply since October 2012, but the worst-performing currency in 2013 is sterling

Currency managers put faith in volatility

April 2, 2013

The foreign exchange markets have been tough of late, amid relentlessly declining volatility and persistently low returns. However, a shift in the economic landscape may give managers a chance to shine in the coming year and take advantage of new relationships with the banking community.

Regulators unclear on FX clearing

April 2, 2013

Bankers are still uncertain how far new clearing requirements in the EU and US will affect foreign exchange, but they are moving ahead with extending market infrastructure in any case.

Crossing over to the other side: Japan’s new prime minister and the new Bank of Japan governor are hoping reverse the country’s two-decade trend of deflation

'Abenomics' puts the yen on alert

April 2, 2013

A new prime minister and Bank of Japan governor, both apparently working in concert, could signal sustained weakness for the yen. But there are some tough psychological barriers to breach.

Opportunities remain amid growing challenges for FX

April 2, 2013

Foreign exchange trading volumes were down in 2012 and the cost of operations is rising, but there are signs that 2013 will be a more promising year for banks with the right offering.

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