FX: Currency Conflict Is Not A War

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS - FOREIGN EXCHANGE   By Gordon Platt   Brazil's finance minister, Guido Mantega, touched a raw nerve when he stated in late September that an international currency war had broken out. It may seem like a war ...

Corporate Finance: Foreign Exchange

EUROPE'S DEBT PANIC BRINGS DOWN EURO, SPURS DOLLAR RALLY By Gordon Platt Weakness in the euro is contributing to the dollar's recovery, as the search for a safe haven favors the United States, analysts say. The euro fell to a ...

Economic Slowdown Could Benefit Dollar

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS - FOREIGN EXCHANGE By Gordon Platt The world economic recovery may be slowing more rapidly than previously expected, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Growth in the Group of Seven developed economies will slow ...

TCM: Risks And Rewards

By Anita Hawser   Having survived one of the worst recessions on record, companies understand better than ever that treasury management is important for improved efficiency, whether through tightening their accounts-receivable or accounts-payable processes to unlock working capital or limiting ...

Lower Volatility Spurs Carry Trade

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS - FOREIGN EXCHANGE   By Gordon Platt   The Federal Reserve is likely to keep US interest rates at record lows well into next year, enabling global investors to borrow dollars for a song and invest in ...

Foreign Exchange Trading

SPOTLIGHT: TRADING UP   Technology is revolutionizing foreign exchange trading and providing ever-increasing opportunities in the world’s biggest financial market.   By Anita Hawser   Electronic trading has revolutionized markets. In the equities markets, algorithmic trading platforms, high-frequency trading and ...

Foreign Exchange

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS — FOREIGN EXCHANGE   GREEK DEBT CRISIS MORPHING INTO EURO PROBLEM   By Gordon Platt   The nearly $1 trillion plan to defuse Europe's debt crisis headed off speculation in credit default swaps, bank equities and bond ...

Corporate Finance: Foreign Exchange

STRENGTH IN US ECONOMY PROPELS DOLLAR, AS INTEREST RATE INCREASES DRAW CLOSER   By Gordon Platt   The dollar has found a new reason to rally. Earlier this year, the greenback benefited from the sovereign risk crisis that focused on ...

Corporate Finance: Foreign Exchange

DOLLAR’S RISE SLOWS AS DEBT PANIC IN EUROPE EASES By Gordon Platt The ability of Greece to raise significant funds in the bond market helped to calm investors’ nerves over the sovereign debt crisis in Europe last month, providing some ...

Corporate Finance: Foreign Exchange

Dollar’s Recovery Unlikely To Last Past First Quarter By Gordon Platt The dollar could extend its recovery through the first quarter of 2010, as the Federal Reserve terminates some of its special lending facilities, analysts say, but the greenback’s long-term ...

The Dollar’s decline

The Dollar’s Decline   A weak dollar may be beneficial to the US in the short term, but it is undermining the dollar’s long-term status as the de facto global currency.   By Laurence Neville   One of the rocks ...

Corporate Finance: Foreign Exchange

Corporate Finance Focus Foreign Exchange Prime Brokerage Adapts To Changed Landscape In Post-Crisis World By Gordon Platt Before the global financial crisis hit, prime brokerage had become one of the fastestgrowing products in the foreign exchange market. The service enables ...