Today sees the publication of set of global principles of good practice in the foreign exchange market.
Emerging markets offer “a world of opportunity”, but delegates at the recent ACT Conference heard from treasurers whose companies operate in regions such as Africa about the challenges they also present.
Lower commodity prices have dented the performance of many of the region’s currencies, but this shouldn’t prove too tough a challenge for companies seeking to establish a presence in Africa.
A surprise victory by Marine Le Pen in the second round of France’s presidential election on May 7 looks unlikely, but can’t be ruled out say VP Bank (Singapore) analysts.
The US president has told Canada and Mexico that the US is seeking to renegotiate the free trade deal rather than withdraw from it.
The success of centrist Emmanuel Macron in the first round dispelled fears of a victory for the far-left candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon.
Standard & Poor’s has cut its long-term foreign currency sovereign credit rating to BB+ from BBB- as president Zuma comes under increasing pressure to resign.
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President Jacob Zuma confirmed the dismissal of Pravin Gordhan after days of speculation that caused market and currency volatility.
With Q1 2017 quickly wrapping up, Trump and Brexit have dominated the currency markets for with all eyes firmly focused on sterling and the dollar.