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SPOTLIGHT: FOREIGN EXCHANGE TRADING   By Anita Hawser   Technology is enabling faster and more-flexible trading in foreign exchange—and helping drive the rapid rise in daily trading volume.   Erik Lehtis, president of Chicago-based Dynamic FX Consulting, has experienced firsthand ...

FX: Big Overseas Investments For China

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: FOREIGN EXCHANGE   By Gordon Platt   China is planning major investments in foreign companies, including those in the US, in order to help turn its mountain of paper dollars and other currencies into hard assets and ...

FX: USD Weakens As Eurozone Rates Rise

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS:FOREIGN EXCHANGE   By Gordon Platt   Dollar Weakens As Eurozone Rates Are First To Rise     Differing monetary policy reactions to the rise in oil prices are driving currency values at the moment, while gains in ...

FX: Fed Lags Europe In Inflation Fight

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: FOREIGN EXCHANGE By Gordon Platt The dollar has been drifting lower this year on expectations that the Federal Reserve will lag behind other developed-market central banks in raising interest rates to fight inflation, analysts say. Currency Forecasts ...

FX: Concerns Linger After Currency War

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: FOREIGN EXCHANGE   By Matt Greco   Things may not look quite as bleak as they did a couple of months ago when there was talk—however irresponsible—of currency wars as trade war by other means, but international ...

FX: Dollar Still Main Reserve Currency

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: FOREIGN EXCHANGE   By Denise Bedell   Contrary to some analysts' expectations, developing countries continue to view the US dollar as the reserve currency of choice, as evidenced by newly allocated official reserves of developing countries—even in ...

World’s Best FX Providers 2011

ANNUAL SURVEY: UNCERTAINTY BREEDS CURRENCY VOLATILITY   By Gordon Platt   Global Finance selects the leaders in the world's biggest financial market, where trading averages $4 trillion a day.   Europe's sovereign debt crisis, China's monetary tightening and the Federal ...

FX: Dollar Recovers As US Yields Rise

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: FOREIGN EXCHANGE By Gordon Platt The tax deal reached between President Obama and the opposition Republican Party could boost US economic growth to around 3% in 2011, economists forecast. The improved economic outlook and rising bond yields ...

Fed Pulls Rug Out From Under Dollar

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: FOREIGN EXCHANGE   By Gordon Platt   Although the Federal Reserve's main focus is not the dollar, which is the purview of the US Treasury Department, it had to know that its $600 billion asset- purchase plan ...

FX: Renminbi Rising

China's trade deficit with the US rose to another record in August, fanning the brush fires that have broken out in the currency markets. Currency issues dominated talks at the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank ...

FX: Who's who

WHO'S WHO   By Gordon Platt   Key players in foreign exchange.   Jamie Thorsen Executive managing director BMO Capital Markets Jamie Thorsen heads global foreign exchange operations in Canada, the US and Europe for BMO Capital Markets and oversees ...