FX: Dollar Looks Good Versus Euro

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: FOREIGN EXCHANGE By Gordon Platt The Japanese yen will hold its own as a safe-haven currency in 2012, while the dollar will be less ugly than the euro, analysts forecast. Based on relative economic growth and expected ...

Special Report: BRICs

Shifting Trade Flows And The New Consumer   By Dan Keeler   Fast-growing trade between BRIC countries has been fueled by an expanding middle class. Western rivals face stiff local and regional competition in building emerging markets growth.   A ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: China

CHINESE REGULATORS TARGET ANTI-COMPETITIVE BEHAVIOR IN STATE-OWNED FIRMS   By Thomas Clouse   Chinese regulators have targeted state-owned enterprises in an anti-monopoly investigation for the first time.   Photo Credit: Chen Wei Seng / Shutterstock.com China’s two largest fixed-line telephone operators—China ...

Best Online Foreign Exchange Trading Systems

By Gordon Platt BEST ONLINE FOREIGN EXCHANGE TRADING SYSTEMS BANK SYSTEM State Street’s Currenex The Currenex foreign exchange trading platform uses patented technology to match orders and aggregate liquidity. Its high-speed, low-latency API (application programming interface) provides access to live, ...

Best Foreign Exchange Research & Analysis

By Gordon Platt BEST FOREIGN EXCHANGE RESEARCH & ANALYSIS RESEARCH BNY Mellon BNY Mellon, one of the largest foreign exchange dealers in the United States, offers support in virtually all currencies, with particular expertise in emerging markets.   Derrick, BNY Mellon ...

FX: Eurozone Plan Is A Start

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: FOREIGN EXCHANGE   By Gordon Platt   Another EU summit ended in December with agreement on a new fiscal compact for the eurozone, but like previous efforts to rescue the common currency, the accord was less than comprehensive, and ...

Sector Report: Commodities

COMMODITIES TEST THE BORDERS OF INTERNATIONAL FINANCE   By Michael Shari   Commodity producers are turning to specialized banks that are willing to take multiple layers of risk in private deals.   Great ideas are born at times like these. ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: Africa

NIGERIAN INBOUND INVESTMENT FRAMEWORK IMPROVING   By Antonio Guerrero   Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan says his administration is reviewing industrial policies to encourage foreign companies exporting finished goods to Nigeria to instead manufacture them locally.   New policies encourage local assembly ...

Best Foreign Exchange Providers

ANNUAL SURVEY & AWARDS: FX PROVIDERS BET BIG ON TECHNOLOGY   By Gordon Platt   The most successful FX banks are boosting their IT spending and competing on price and service in an effort to maintain market share.   As the ...