FX Supplement: FX Swaps Get Kid-Glove Treatment

Swaps Foreign exchange swaps appear to be about to emerge unscathed from the flurry of new regulation prompted by the recent financial turmoil. By Gordon Platt Chair of the House Financial Services Committee, Barney Frank, released a revised bill that ...

FX Supplement: Murphy’s Law Rules The FX Market

Managing Volatility Accurately predicting currency movements can make the difference between profit and loss for a multinational. Fortunately, help is at hand. By Gordon Platt Finance ministers and central bankers have a habit of substituting “volatility” for “levels” when it ...

FX Supplement: Who’s Who In Foreign Exchange 2009

Who’s Who ILYA SOROKIN president and CEO ActForex Ilya Sorokin is president and CEO of ActForex, a New York-based provider of retail foreign exchange trading platforms. The firm’s Internet Currency Trading System (ICTS) has the ability to accommodate various business ...

Corporate Finance: Foreign Exchange

Bernanke Heads Off Big Attack On Dollar With Rate-Hike Talk By Gordon Platt The dollar has lost 12% against a basket of currencies since President Barack Obama took office in January, but selling of the greenback has been orderly, and ...

FX Supplement: Hedging The Risk Of A Dollar Collapse

Gordon Platt Contributing Writer gplatt@gfmag.com Conspiracy theories abound about the so-called demise of the dollar. When all is said and done, however, the dollar no doubt will remain widely held by central banks and citizens of the world, and currency ...

FX Supplement: Spreading The Word

Spread Betting Spread betting is becoming an increasingly popular form of FX trading. Its proponents are hoping it will grow as a risk management tool, too. By Anita Hawser Its initial popularity—and notoriety—may have been among sports gamblers, but spread ...

Milestones: Global Currency Could Smooth Out Volatility

Global Anita Hawser Hillier-Brook: Currency already has potential users The campaign to depose the dollar as the global reserve currency has grown significantly stronger with the publication of a United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) report outlining the ...

Regulars: Foreign exchange

Good News for the Global EconomyTranslates Into Bad News For Dollar Improvement in the global economic outlook spells trouble for the dollar, which is losing its allure as a safe haven amid growing concern about ballooning US government debt. BY ...

BEST FOREIGN EXCHANGE BANKS - 2009

NEW YORK, November 18, 2008 – Global Finance magazine has named the “Best Foreign Exchange Banks and Providers” by country, region and category in an exclusive survey to be published in the January 2009 issue. Deutsche Bank was named as ...

BEST FOREIGN EXCHANGE BANKS - 2008

CATEGORY SUB-CATEGORY WINNER GLOBAL WINNER Deutsche Bank REGIONAL WINNER North America Citi Latin America Citi Western Europe Deutsche Bank Honorable Mention Western Europe Barclays Capital and UBS Central and Eastern Europe UniCredit Scandinavia SEB Middle East Ahli United Bank Africa ...

Features : World's Best Foreign Exchange Providers 2009

BEST FX PROVIDERS Global Finance selects the leaders in the world’s biggest financial market. The foreign exchange market has continued to thrive throughout the global financial crisis, providing some welcome profits for beleaguered financial institutions. Average daily turnover has surpassed ...

Features : World’s Best Foreign Exchange Banks 2008

ANNUAL SURVEY/ BEST FX BANKS The 54 central banks and monetary authorities that took a measure of the foreign exchange market last year under the auspices of the Bank for International Settlements discovered an unprecedented rise in activity. Average daily ...

Cover Story : Imperfect Balance

Despite four years of steady decline, the potential for the dollar to crumble is as great as ever. October 19, 1987, was the worst day ever on Wall Street, at least in terms of market losses. The Dow Jones industrial ...

Cover Story : Trading Up

Automated trading systems are helping fuel dramatic growth in the already-huge foreign exchange market. The growth of the foreign exchange market over the past two decades has been astonishing by almost any measure. When the Bank for International Settlements, based ...