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  • 1y
    Patto Patto
    Good to see some Big Picture commentary on the global financial system.....
  • 2y
    mishco mishco
    Excellent forex insight, thanks for sharing Max
    2y
    Treve Treve
    agreed!
    2y
    Patto Patto
    Yes, excellent analysis Max. I wonder how retail players can trade the cross currency basis ? I suppose it is built into FX futures prices so...
  • Article / 16 October 2015 at 14:36 GMT

    Greek banks eye debt/equity swap gamble

    Managing Partner / Spotlight Group
    United Kingdom
    Greek banks eye debt/equity swap gamble
    Greek banks are looking to restructure their balance sheets by converting debt into equity, which some investors may see prefer to a major haircut or to just watch the value of their bondholdings erode over time. But the fate of Greek banks will depend on the government pushing ahead with real reforms.
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  • Article / 09 October 2015 at 10:33 GMT

    Is Deutsche Bank Europe’s Lehman Brothers moment?

    Managing Partner / Spotlight Group
    United Kingdom
    Deutsche Bank is under pressure: it has flagged a record quarterly loss, is looking to axe a quarter of its staff and may cancel dividend payments. It is also facing enormous legal bills. But that's not the biggest headache facing the once glittering financial institution...
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    3y
    fxtime fxtime
    I am sure that if Greek Banks are effectively bailed out so far that the ECB will fudge something to maintain DB. As to if I would...
    2y
    SvsG SvsG
    Not much changed after one year, situation even got worse
    2y
    Stephen Pope Stephen Pope
    A result of light weight stress testing and a refusal to be transparent.
  • Editor’s Picks / 31 August 2015 at 1:17 GMT

    PBoC uses complex tool to tame yuan expectations

    China Spectator
    China has used an unusual and complex financial derivative instrument to tame growing expectations for the yuan to fall. The PboC intervention caused US dollar-yuan foreign exchange swaps to fall sharply – a movement that implies a stronger Chinese currency and lower market interest rates in the world's second-largest economy in future. The move came after waves of sharp selloffs in the yuan in the offshore market such as in Hong Kong, where the currency trades freely, following Beijing's surprise near 2% yuan devaluation on August 11. The abrupt yuan devaluation was interpreted by investors as a sign that growth is slowing more sharply than Beijing had anticipated.
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    3y
    cristinebequillo cristinebequillo
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