Saturday, 20 October 2018


Banks benefit from FX market recovery

IFR 2247 18 August to 24 August 2018

Smaller banks that have adopted new electronic trading systems look to be taking market share from larger banks in the FX market, traditionally one of the biggest providers of investment banking revenues.

Korea grills CERCG players

Korea grills CERCG players

19 October 2018

South Korea’s financial regulator is planning to investigate local securities firms that sold bonds from China Energy Reserve and Chemicals Group amid growing fears that the issuer, which defaulted in May, is unlikely to pay back Korean investors.

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Buyside most bearish on global growth since 2008: survey

16 October 2018

Investors have turned their most bearish on global growth since 2008, with the buyside accumulating cash in what it sees as a late cycle moment for the world economy, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s October Fund Manager Survey.

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Tesla junk bond drops on SEC lawsuit

28 September 2018

The sole junk bond issued by Tesla is down sharply after the US Securities and Exchange Commission accused its Chief Executive Elon Musk of fraud and sought to remove him from his role in charge of the electric car company.

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Transaction banking revenues jump 7% as banks ramp up

27 September 2018

Revenues from transaction banking jumped 7% to almost US$15bn in the first half of this year to the highest for at least eight years, showing why investment banks are increasing investment in vanilla transaction services such as trade finance and cash management.

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Push into local bond markets stores up potential trouble

IFR 2252 22 September to 28 September 2018

For 20 years, the International Monetary Fund and World Bank preached the virtues of local bond markets.

SOFR gets another lift from TP ICAP

IFR 2250 8 September to 14 September 2018

Interdealer broker TP ICAP became the latest firm to support the newly created secured overnight financing rate (SOFR) by launching two distinct and differentiated data feeds for derivatives linked to the benchmark.