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  • Article / 21 March 2018 at 11:30 GMT

    Weekly Bond Update: Why banks deserve a second look – #SaxoStrats

    Fixed income Specialist / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    Weekly Bond Update: Why banks deserve a second look – #SaxoStrats
    In a low-interest environment, opportunities for yield-hungry investors seem few and far between. But one sector that could provide a useful comparative advantage is financial sector bonds. Tougher regulations and bigger capital adequacy constraints since the GFC mean that they're now in far better shape than before the Lehman bubble exploded.
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  • Article / 20 June 2017 at 7:00 GMT

    Morning Markets: Nikkei climbs after US tech rebound

    Consulting editor / TradingFloor
    Norway
    Morning Markets: Nikkei climbs after US tech rebound
    Japanese equities climbed on Tuesday after US tech stocks swung back into favour and the Dow and S&P 500 reached new record highs on Monday. Other Asia-Pacific shares were mixed, with Australian financial stocks hit by a Moody's downgrade for the country's "Big Four" banks and the Shanghai Composite roughly flat.
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  • Article / 01 February 2017 at 14:30 GMT

    Is Dodd-Frank doomed under Donald Trump?

    Managing Partner / Spotlight Group
    United Kingdom
    Is Dodd-Frank doomed under Donald Trump?
    Trump signed an executive order to roll back federal regulations, which was a signal for house Republicans to commence an assault on the Dodd-Frank Act. Rolling back unnecessary red tape is a good idea, but let’s keep in place rules that prevent excessive lending to the uncreditworthy and having taxpayers always bailing out a banking bust.
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    Patto Patto
    Good to see some Big Picture commentary on the global financial system.....
  • 3y
    Siru Nurmi Siru Nurmi
    Several days GBP has hit records with thinner and thinner order book until there was left only crazy orders. It is also record heavily with sell positions,...
  • Article / 03 August 2016 at 23:43 GMT

    Aggression required from the BoE as economy slows

    Managing Partner / Spotlight Group
    United Kingdom
    Despite the recent words of the Bank of England's chancellor, the UK economy is not looking too good.The most radical way the BoE can step up to the plate and help create the conditions to ward off recession is to slash rates and see the benefit passed on by banks that are fit for purpose.
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    Jim Earls Jim Earls
    How does one cut their already low rates with their currency near 30 year lows vs. USD?
    3y
    Stephen Pope Stephen Pope
    Hi Michael,

    Yes...I am short GBPUSD, but from earlier at 1.31 area...so I am suffering at the moment...but I believe GBP will decline.
    3y
    Stephen Pope Stephen Pope
    Jim,

    One cut of 25bps is inadequate...far more needs to be done...but not by state intervention through vast swathes of state expenditure.

    Low rates, more liquidity and supply side...
  • Editor’s Picks / 26 May 2016 at 2:35 GMT

    Saudis take rearguard action to curb Iran's economic rise

    Bloomberg
    Saudi Arabia couldn’t stop the Iran nuclear deal from being signed. Plan B is to limit Iran’s ability to reap its benefits. The kingdom is mobilizing its Gulf allies to make sure that Iran’s opening-up doesn’t go smoothly. Last month the Saudis scuttled a bid to stabilize crude prices because it would have allowed their bitter foe to grab a larger share of oil markets. It’s a rearguard action by the Saudis as the US reassesses its role in the Middle East and investors are drawn to Iran as the last untapped major frontier market. Still, there are other drags on doing business with Iran: European banks are reluctant to do business in the Islamic Republic for fear of possible US sanctions.
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