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An end to the loveless marriage with the US dollar?

The US dollar is overwhelmingly the dominant currency in the world because of a confluence of circumstances during the past century that have reinforcing network effects. There are four key strands. Firstly, almost all commodities are priced in dollars. This numeraire effect is well entrenched

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Brexit, Hong Kong tensions revive FX options market

Foreign exchange options markets for sterling and the Hong Kong dollar showed signs of life in recent weeks, as political events spurred activity in the two currencies. When the US sought to revoke Hong Kong’s special status earlier this year, some speculated that the Hong

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FX swap volumes set to rise on China govvies index inclusion

Traders are expecting Chinese renminbi foreign exchange swap and forward volumes to increase if the country’s bonds are added to a key fixed income index this week. Concerns about secondary market liquidity, FX execution and settlement have kept Chinese government bonds (CGBs) out of the

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Euronext launches NDF trading in Singapore

Euronext FX quietly launched a platform for non-deliverable forwards in Singapore and matched its first NDF trade at the end of August, signalling the latest push by currency markets participants to expand digital and automated trading capabilities to a segment of the market that previously

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The importance of minimising market impact

Market impact is a nuanced subject – one industry veterans are well aware of. But, with fundamental changes over the past decade shifting how FX markets function, a swath of new service, technology and liquidity providers has emerged. David Fineberg, deputy chief executive at CMC Markets, explores

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