Forex & Brokerage

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...

We've invested heavily to offer the best latency and execution for our forex traders, says Royal's Andrew Taylor

Royal: Execution and liquidity are most important in forex today

We’ve invested heavily to offer the best latency and execution for our forex traders, says Royal’s Andrew Taylor

The forex industry has changed dramatically over the past few decades, with technology now pushing the boundaries even further. Andrew Taylor, CEO of Royal Financial Trading, discusses the evolution of liquidity in forex, and explains how Royal has invest...

As banks still reel from the fallout of the LIBOR scandal, an investigation into price collusion in bond markets has been launched

DoJ investigates SSA bond market rigging

As banks still reel from the fallout of the LIBOR scandal, an investigation into price collusion in bond markets has been launched

The US Department of Justice is investigating traders at a number of banks, each said to have potentially been involved with the manipulation of prices in the supranational, sub-sovereign and agency (SSA) bond market. Among those named as being under inve...

Worst-ever opening day of China trading as shares on the CSI Index plummet by seven percent

China trading comes to a halt

Worst-ever opening day of China trading as shares on the CSI Index plummet by seven percent

The first day of trading on China’s $7trn CSI 300 Index in 2016 fared so badly, that a suspension was triggered just hours later for the rest of the day. With a decline of seven percent, January 04 was the worst start to a new year in Chinese shares on ...

After being forced to pay record fines, the British bank is likely to face added penalties by New York financial authorities

Barclays penalised for manipulating forex markets

After being forced to pay record fines, the British bank is likely to face added penalties by New York financial authorities

Barclays is set to be hit with even more fines from financial authorities. The institution is set to be slapped with a $100m fine to the New York Department of Financial Services for manipulating foreign exchange markets. These new fines come off the h...

China and Germany have agreed to open up a joint exchange to sell RMB denominated financial products in Europe

German-Chinese exchange to open in Frankfurt

China and Germany have agreed to open up a joint exchange to sell RMB denominated financial products in Europe

China and Germany, the economic cornerstones of their respective continents, are becoming increasingly reliant upon each other, with German firm’s trade with China supporting a million jobs across Europe. The two industrial powerhouses are further expan...

A well-designed risk management strategy can reduce the risks and costs for investors, particularly when it comes to currency trading

Royal Forex Trading helps investors navigate a challenging market

A well-designed risk management strategy can reduce the risks and costs for investors, particularly when it comes to currency trading

The first recorded use of the word hedge – meaning to dodge or evade – can be traced back to the 1590s, and an understanding of the process is arguably more important in the current financial climate than it ever has been. Recent events have alerted i...

Ghassan Elias Kteily explains the challenges in the hyper-competitive forex brokerage arena

Royal Forex: You have to be totally transparent with your clients

Ghassan Elias Kteily explains the challenges in the hyper-competitive forex brokerage arena

The current volatility and fluctuation in global currencies have boosted the popularity of investing in the foreign exchange market. Ghassan Elias Kteily, AGM/Chief Growth Officer for Royal Forex Trading, discusses the opportunities for traders, and the c...

IMF statistics suggest that global GDP in dollar terms for 2015 will fall by $2.7trn

Could a dollar recession be good for the yuan?

IMF statistics suggest that global GDP in dollar terms for 2015 will fall by $2.7trn

World Finance speaks with Kevin Carmichael, CIGI senior fellow on What will this mean for emerging markets. Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

The majority of futures pits in Chicago and New York have closed for good. As the human element is further removed from financial markets in favour of automated technology, Aaran Fronda ponders what has been gained and lost

Trading loses its human element as futures pits close down

The majority of futures pits in Chicago and New York have closed for good. As the human element is further removed from financial markets in favour of automated technology, Aaran Fronda ponders what has been gained and lost

The decision by CME Group to close many of its open outcry futures trading pits in Chicago and New York came in response to trading volumes falling to just one percent of the company’s total futures volumes. Thus helping to put the final nails in the co...

High-frequency trading platforms may all eventually fail, but they are the future of the financial markets and must be regulated accordingly

Controlling high-frequency traders: can it be done?

High-frequency trading platforms may all eventually fail, but they are the future of the financial markets and must be regulated accordingly

Black box trading, or high-frequency trading (HFT) as it is also known, is a divisive topic. Some see these automated systems as the future of the financial markets. Others, like Joe Saluzzi, an expert on algorithmic trading, sees the machines and the peo...

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