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June in the Markets

It’s all about the upcoming G20 in June with big questions being raised and cautious optimism on US-China trade talks. Bank of England Reports Published in June 2019 Quarterly Bulletin - 2019 Q2 - Read the report The Quarterly Bulletin explores topics on monetary and financial stability and includes regular commentary on market developments and UK monetary policy operations. The…

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Common mistakes in the world of currency risk management with TFG Magazine.

Recently Adam Stark, Director at Central FX, spoke to Ross McKenzie at Trade Finance Global magazine about the potential business risks and rewards in foreign exchange. We hear news about large corporations facing losses resulting from FX volatility, or even after poor FX risk management decisions. These challenges are even more common among SMEs, even if we are less likely…

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May in the Markets

Trade sanctions and tariffs continue to dominate the global economy, but how effective are they in creating change? Bank of England Reports Published in May 2019 Market Power and Monetary Policy - Read the report This paper explores the link between monetary policy and market power measured by markups estimated at the firm level. Official Demand for US Debt: Implications…

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April in the Markets

Cautious optimism in the growing US Economy is not matched elsewhere with Germany and South Korea both showing declining business morale. Brexit is still centre stage for the UK and factories are stockpiling faster than they have for 60 years. Bank of England Reports Published in April 2019 Interpretation of EU Guidelines & Recommendations: Bank of England & PRA Approach…

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March in the Markets

Brexit continues to dominate the news – and will do so into April with the extension granted by the EU. The quarterly reports are out from the Bank of England and the report is in from the committee set up by the European Parliament to investigate tax evasion. Bank of England Reports Published in March 2019 Quarterly Bulletin - 2019…

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February in the Markets

Brexit continues to be the major story for the pound and the euro. Mid-February both currencies dipped low but have recovered to new highs at the end of the month supported by increasing expectations that a no-deal Brexit would be ruled out. Oil and Precious metals have both declined, and the risk appetite around Chinese PMI manufacturing has reinforced global…

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Why Foreign Exchange is Not a Revenue Stream

A Common Misconception Is it a modern reality that any business with an online presence has the potential to be an international business, regardless of its’ size. Trading in foreign currency presents huge revenue opportunities but also challenges. As businesses grow, so do the risks, costs and uncertainties. Failing to properly manage your foreign exchange (FX) can have a detrimental…

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