The low-yield environment is a challenge for regulators as well as insurers
Sudden depreciation of the Swiss franc, following an SNB announcement last Tuesday that it would buy unlimited amounts of foreign currency, has left some participants nursing hefty losses
Swiss National Bank pledges to set minimum euro exchange rate at Sfr1.20, but analysts express concern over central bank’s ability to maintain exchange rate floor
Risk Japan 2011: Mizuho Securities CRO praises Fed's Jackson Hole position; looks to Japan's new prime minister on JGB security
During a question and answer session at Risk Japan 2011 in Tokyo today, Mizuho Securities chief risk officer, Kenji Fujii, tells delegates Fed chairman, Ben Bernanke, was right not to have announced a new wave of quantitative easing last week. He also…
Diapason Commodities's Sean Corrigan discusses Chinese hard landings, Mena unrest, the role of Opec, quantitative easing and the likely market reactions to a Greek default
Preliminary results show name of currency will change and four zeros will be removed from value
Debt prospecting down-under
IMF Hong Kong representative, a former PBoC MPC member and HKEx chief warn of risks for China as the internationalisation of the renminbi starts to gather pace.
Fan Gang, a former member of the monetary policy committee of the People’s Bank of China, warns investors of the risk the Chinese currency may not continue to appreciate against the US dollar at a forum in Hong Kong today.
Bank of Korea wrong-foots market with rate hold; questions raised on anti-inflation stance and bank NPLs
The Bank of Korea held interest rates yesterday in a surprise move which caught fixed-income traders who had factored in a 25-basis point rise by surprise. The move questions Korea’s efforts to tackle inflation and raises concerns that the central bank…
The curse of inflation
Central Bank of Brazil governor says country’s inflation target should be similar to those of other leading emerging market economies
Commentators praise the innovation underlying Google price index; despite limitations, index could work as a CPI subset
Currency manipulation is gaining ground as governments look to grow exports and control inflows. But any talk of imminent currency conflict is overblown, say credit investors.
Any withdrawal of liquidity by the ECB at year-end would cause major uncertainty, say bankers
Dealers eagerly watch European Central Bank tenders as new maintenance period is set to begin
Charles Goodhart, Paul Mortimer-Lee, Lucrezia Reichlin and Gabriel Stein concur that dangers are greater from exiting too early than too late but warn that asset prices risk becoming over inflated