BNP Paribas sees surge in demand for forex volatility structures
Despite the challenges involved, banks and brokers are excited by the progress being made to open up the Russian market
Riding the recovery
Foreign exchange options debuted in mainland China today with a number of deals taking place. China now has an onshore market for forex forwards, forex options, forex swaps and cross-currency swap, offering market participants more hedging tools as the...
Industry's concerns starting to be reflected in legislation proposals
Asia became the largest exchange-traded derivatives contracts market for the first time last year. It now holds top spots in terms of contracts volumes for equity, metals and foreign exchange products.
The earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11 will not force a weakening of the yen, according to currency strategists focused on the region.
Barclays Capital is moving several of its foreign exchange heads into new roles as it merges two structuring entities.
Banks say liquidity was affected by the service outage but it was fortunate to occur at a quiet time for the market
Preparing for inflation
The deal hunters
Bank of America Merrill Lynch has conducted what is believed to be the first currency swap in China with a corporate client after Safe gave the green light for such transactions to start trading on March 1.
"Allowing CCPs to settle FX trades bilaterally would reintroduce Herstatt risk, so it would certainly be preferable to have CCPs become either direct or third-party members of CLS," says LCH.Clearnet executive
South African investors bank on Australian dollar
Iosco members fail to agree on whether organised trading platforms for derivatives should source liquidity from multiple institutions.
Société Générale's latest results highlight contribution of interest rate and foreign exchange structured products.
68% of respondents to FX Week online poll believe CLS should be central clearer for FX products, but CLS insists it remains focused on mitigating settlement risk
Kay Swinburne criticises colleagues in the European Parliament for failing to tackle the question of whether forex contracts need to be subjected to new clearing and reporting requirements
Bank of Israel governor Stanley Fischer calls on IMF to draw up set of international rules on foreign exchange intervention
London remained the biggest financial centre for foreign exchange in 2010 according to semi-annual volume figures published in the UK and US on January 31, despite speculation it might be overtaken as a result of the UK government’s clampdown on bonuses.
Advocates of an exemption from mandatory central clearing requirements for foreign exchange swaps and forwards have won the support of the UK government, as a senior treasury official admits to the risks inherent in regulating FX in the same way as other...
Emerging markets: braced for the end of the party?
FX Week speaks to Jeremy Hill, head of FX and money market operations at RBS in London