Forex & Brokerage

Continental FX CEO Miguel Aliaga discusses the huge potential for online forex brokers in Latin America

Latin America: the final frontier for forex and CFDs

Continental FX CEO Miguel Aliaga discusses the huge potential for online forex brokers in Latin America

The forex market is a favourite among experienced and new traders alike; and offers attractive returns when managed correctly. Miguel Aliaga, CEO of Continental FX, explains how the industry is growing day by day, and how brokers are lobbying Chile's regu...

Contrary to expectations, manufacturing activity in the US failed to make significant gains in March, according to PMI results

US manufacturing disappoints in March

Contrary to expectations, manufacturing activity in the US failed to make significant gains in March, according to PMI results

The latest Markit flash manufacturing PMI for the US revealed disappointing results for March 2016. The index showed that manufacturing activity in the US economy has continued to flat line in March, falling short of an expected rise. Pointing out that...

Elmer Funke-Kupper, Chief Executive of the Australian Securities Exchange, has resigned from his post following allegations of bribery

ASX chief steps down amid bribery allegations

Elmer Funke-Kupper, Chief Executive of the Australian Securities Exchange, has resigned from his post following allegations of bribery

Elmer Funke-Kupper has stepped down from his position as Chief Executive of the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) while allegations of bribery during his time as CEO of gambling giant Tabcorp are investigated. His resignation is effective immediately, ...

The developed world’s unsustainable economic dream could lead to the next financial crisis, as many investors are not considering investments further afield

What to do when the biggest risks are nearest home?

The developed world’s unsustainable economic dream could lead to the next financial crisis, as many investors are not considering investments further afield

At the outbreak of WWI, the French franc and pound sterling rallied – at least initially. This was not a flight to safety, but a flight to liabilities. When those owning assets abroad have a major problem at home they sell foreign assets to cover domest...

Rather than undermining the financial sector, the real legacy of bitcoin will be how the technology that underpins it unlocked a new world of possibility for the industry

Bitcoin’s unchained potential

Rather than undermining the financial sector, the real legacy of bitcoin will be how the technology that underpins it unlocked a new world of possibility for the industry

Last year, the CEO of JP Morgan, Jamie Dimon, was quick to dismiss bitcoin, telling onlookers at the Fortune Global Forum that investors and cryptocurrency campaigners were wasting their time. “No government will ever support a virtual currency that goe...

As bad debts rise, China is looking to securitise non-performing loans

China to sell NPL securities

As bad debts rise, China is looking to securitise non-performing loans

China is planning to package together billions of renminbi's worth of its strained financial sector's non-performing loans, with the aim of selling them to international investors. According to local Chinese media, regulators have already approved RMB 50...

China’s response to its bungled circuit breaker should be to design one more suitable to Chinese markets, not do away with it

China must update, not lose, its circuit breaker

China’s response to its bungled circuit breaker should be to design one more suitable to Chinese markets, not do away with it

Chinese equities had a rocky 2015. The year saw China’s stock prices climb before rapidly falling, and falling again and again, eventually causing a downward trend in markets around the world, from Tokyo to New York. To restore confidence in both the Ch...

Speculators snap up Japanese 10-year bonds despite negative yields

Japan sells negative yield bonds

Speculators snap up Japanese 10-year bonds despite negative yields

Following its central bank’s venture into negative interest rates, Japan has sold its first long-term bonds with a negative yield. After a $19.4bn auction, the 10-year benchmark bond was sold with a -0.024 percent average yield. This means that holde...

Since the 2008 financial crisis, global currencies have continually fluctuated. Now, discussions are mounting at whether the RMB could displace the USD

The RMB could lead global currencies over the USD

Since the 2008 financial crisis, global currencies have continually fluctuated. Now, discussions are mounting at whether the RMB could displace the USD

The 2008 financial crisis forced institutions and states around the world to examine the vulnerabilities that allowed their exposure to such a calamity. Some blamed the deeply integrated global economy for the onset of the reverberating crash, while other...

Deutsche Börse and the London Stock Exchange learn from past lessons in discussions over merger deal

Merger talks could create giant European trading house

Deutsche Börse and the London Stock Exchange learn from past lessons in discussions over merger deal

On February 23, it was revealed that Deutsche Börse and the London Stock Exchange (LSE) were discussing a potential merger. Reports confirmed that the union would be a “merger of equals”, and that both organisations would continue to operate under th...

China’s surging credit is now increasingly in the form of bonds, as bank lending slows

New data shows growth in Chinese credit at end of 2015

China’s surging credit is now increasingly in the form of bonds, as bank lending slows

New data from December 2015 shows that the Chinese economy saw a further boom in broad credit growth, or total social financing. New borrowing in China totalled $260bn at the end of last year, according to data measures by the People’s Bank of China –...

How the Fed rise affects FX, and what this means for 2016

The FED rate rise, while accurately predicted, was one of the most hotly anticipated macro-economic events of last year. Since then, the knock-on effect on the global financial system has been widely reported

In the corner of the markets where retail FX investors hang out, the reaction of the US Federal Reserve interest rate rise is one of discipline, deliberation and purpose, rather than an attempt to get rich quick. We asked our elite traders for their top t...

David Bowie has died, aged 69. Known as an innovator and musical pioneer, his creativity and innovations extend even into finance

David Bowie’s bond legacy

David Bowie has died, aged 69. Known as an innovator and musical pioneer, his creativity and innovations extend even into finance

David Bowie passed away from cancer today, aged 69. He will be remembered as one of the world’s most well known musical and cultural innovators, leaving a tremendous legacy of work behind. His contributions even extend into the financial world as the cr...

The founder of Metersbonwe, a leading Chinese fashion company, becomes the latest high-profile executive to drop off of the radar

Chinese business leaders continue to disappear

The founder of Metersbonwe, a leading Chinese fashion company, becomes the latest high-profile executive to drop off of the radar

Today the fashion label Metersbonwe informed investors and the press about the disappearance of the company’s founder, Zhou Chengjian. Metersbonwe also requested that the company’s shares be suspended from trading on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, in an...

Days after its introduction, Chinese officials put an end to trading 
curb mechanism

China scraps its circuit breaker mechanism

Days after its introduction, Chinese officials put an end to trading
curb mechanism

Chinese regulators have axed their bourse’s new circuit breaker less than a week after it came into effect. Introduced on January 4 in response to the turmoil of China’s stock markets in the summer of 2015, the trading curb was intended to provide sta...

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