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Prolific experimentation of Blockchain on FX forward transaction by Commerzbank and thyssenkrupp

May 24, 2018 14:13 pm UTC| Research & Analysis Fintech Insights & Views Commentary

Weve been seeing the newly invented advanced technologies on a constant basis, now the Blockchain can have a large impact on the way transactions and ownership are recorded, it is important to note that there are actually...

FxWirePro: Achieve zero-cost hedging via GBP/CHF vs USD/CHF put switches

May 24, 2018 13:35 pm UTC| Research & Analysis Insights & Views

In this write-up, we emphasize on zero-cost GBP put/CHF call vs. USD put/CHF call switch: Our macro G10 FX portfolio is positioned short GBPCHF, a directional view that marries deteriorating UK cyclical and Brexit unease...

Blockchain Revolution Series

EY Americas tax to organize Fintech day in Boston

May 24, 2018 12:16 pm UTC| Research & Analysis Fintech Insights & Views Commentary

The buzz around fintech has gained the substantial attention of traditional financial institutions in the recent times, start-ups, venture capitalists, and regulators. Banks and regulators are hard-pressed to revisit their...

FxWirePro: Low vols and depressed risk reversals - Shorting EUR/CNH call to finance USD/CNH calls

May 24, 2018 09:47 am UTC| Research & Analysis Insights & Views Central Banks

If you are reckoning about a break in the dollar appreciation trend, then USD calls seem to be cheaper relative to spot retracement headroom in CNH, thus, we advise the best value in USD calls judging from the number of...

FxWirePro: GBP/JPY 2m skews in sync with bearish driving forces – Customized hedging vehicles to arrest potential downside risks

May 24, 2018 08:20 am UTC| Research & Analysis Insights & Views

Bearish GBPJPY scenarios: 1) BoE rate hikes are delayed until much later in 2018 as core CPI continues to moderate and wages remain sticky below 3%; 2) The UK and EU fail to agree on the Irish border, leading to a...

The US overtakes Hong Kong to rank first among world's most competitive economies

May 24, 2018 08:00 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

The US has leapfrogged Singapore and Hong Kong to top IMDs latest World Competitiveness Rankings. The top five most competitive economies in the world remain the same since 2016, but their order has changed. With the US at...

Does cannabis cure cancer? We asked an expert

May 24, 2018 07:53 am UTC| Insights & Views Health

For thousands of years people have used cannabis for recreational, ritualistic and medicinal purposes. In the modern era, the latter property excites a lot of people, and there is no shortage of wild claims about the...

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Economy

FxWirePro: President Trump’s announcement on further tax cuts likely to support S&P500

Speaking earlier this week, President Trump dropped a hint that more tax cuts in coming. According to him, his administration will be unveiling more tax cuts proposal sometime prior to November and it would be something...

U.S. Treasuries nearly flat ahead of few FOMC speeches; May meeting minutes keep yields under pressure

The U.S. Treasuries remained nearly flat Thursday in a muted trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance. However, the hawkish FOMC May meeting minutes kept yields under control, skewed to the...

UK gilts slump after April retail sales surpass market expectations; investors eye BoE Governor Carney’s speech

The UK gilts slumped Tuesday after the countrys retail sales for the month of April beat market expectations as well as rebounding from the last release in March. Investors will now be focussing on the Bank of England...

German bunds suffer after Q1 GDP remains unchanged; eyes on ECB’s account of monetary policy meeting

The German bunds suffered during European session Thursday after the countrys gross domestic product (GDP) for the first quarter of this year, released early today, remained unchanged. Investors will now be focusing on the...

New Zealand’s April trade surplus remains stronger than market expectations; NZD/USD trades tad higher

New Zealands April trade surplus of NZD263 million was stronger than expected with broad-based strength across most sectors.By market, the Great China region was again influential, but there remains broader based support...

Politics

The first terrorist act in Indonesian prison: the triggers and how to prevent them

Indonesia witnessed another terrorist act last week. But, this time, it occurred in a maximum-security detention centre located at the polices Mobile Brigade headquarters in Depok, West Java. More than 150 terrorist...

Would America vote for Oprah for president?

America has had a black president. Is the country ready for a black president who is also a woman? Speculation about the candidacy of Oprah Winfrey makes clear that some voters think so. Granted, Winfrey says she...

Lawyers keep secrets locked up – so they get asked to do the dirty work

Lawyers seem to at the center of lot of scandals lately. President Donald Trumps personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, whose office and hotel were raided by the FBI, is only the latest example. Harvey Weinsteins law firm...

Rise of cryptocurrencies could curb American power

There has been a lot of talk in foreign policy circles of the coming post-American world in which the international system will transition from a unipolar to a multipolar system. But, as we currently stand, the US remains...

Debate: On secularism in the 21st century

In January 2018 the French commemorated the Charlie Hebdo attacks that occurred three years earlier. The expression of American solidarity then toward the victims in France was quick and unwavering just as it was in the...

Science

Scientists Just Found A Black Hole That Is Eating Everything In Its Path

Black holes are some of the most terrifying subjects in the realm of science. Not only do they offer a glimpse into the raw power that is present in the universe, they also invoke undefinable terror in those who imagine...

Salt Could Prevent Hearing Loss After An Explosion

In movies, whenever a bomb goes off or an explosion occurs, there is that iconic moment where sounds are muffled and there is a high-pitched ring that pervades the whole scene. While films can go over-the-top with regards...

Scientists Want To Make Dogs Live Longer

Dogs are some of the most endearing creatures on the planet and one of the most tragic things about them is their short lives, at least when compared to humans. Depending on the breed, they can live from 7 to 15 years, on...

700,000-Year-Old Find Proves Early Humans Settled The Philippines Longer Than Previously Thought

Archeologists recently made a monumental discovery in the Philippines that pushes back the earliest period of human settlement in the region that was previously thought by over 600,000 years. Rhino bones and tools that...

States Sue EPA Over Rollbacks Of Environmental Protection Regulations

The Trump administration might not believe in climate change and could not care less about the environment, but the rest of the US does. This is why 18 states so far are now suing the Environmental Protection Agency for...

Technology

Report: Apple Settles With Volkswagen For Electric Self-Driving Cars Project

While Apple stays mum about their plans in producing electric self-driving vehicles, there have been several reports indicating that the Cupertino-based tech giant is not abandoning its efforts on this field. Most...

Scary Malware 'VPNFilter' Infects Over 500,000 Routers Worldwide

A new and scary malware, now dubbed as VPNFilter, has been recently discovered and has infected more than 500,000 routers in at least 50 countries around the world. Ciscos Talos Intelligence Group had been investigating...

The Pros and Cons of Blockchain in the Energy Industry

Since its introduction to the mainstream market, Blockchain has disrupted a lot of sectors. From financial, insurance, and shipping industry to government agencies and even the cattle market, the technology has varying...

'Battlefield V' Developers Confirm There Will Be No Loot Boxes

Developers of the upcoming first-person shooter video game Battlefield V confirmed they are not going to release in-game loot boxes. The announcement and big reveal of Battlefield V is one of the most talked-about...

Blockchain Can Ease the Process of Immigration: Tim Draper

Prominent investor Tim Draper has predicted that Bitcoins impact on humanity will surpass staggering milestones in the past such as the Iron Age, Renaissance, and the Industrial Revolution. In a recent statement, he said...
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