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Category: Liquidity


Capital and risk, Liquidity

Bitcoin has ‘pretty much failed’ as a currency, Bank of England Governor Carney says

February 20, 2018

Via: CNBC

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney raised concern over extreme volatility in the world’s best known digital currency. “It has pretty much failed thus far on … the traditional aspects of money. It is not a store of value because […]


Capital and risk, Liquidity

Dollar trims losses as euro’s GDP-inspired boost fades

January 30, 2018

Via: Market Watch

The U.S. dollar pared earlier losses on Tuesday as the trading day marched on and the euro gave up some of the gains it achieved on the back of strong economic growth data. What are currencies doing? The ICE U.S. […]


Activity, Capital and risk, Liquidity, Trading

Dollar slumps for 5th-straight day to lowest since September

January 2, 2018

Via: Market Watch

The dollar slumped on Tuesday, the first full trading day of 2018, with a key dollar index falling for a fifth-straight session to trade at a more than three-month low as traders pondered what’s next for interest rates and the […]


Activity, Capital and risk, Liquidity, Trading

CME to launch bitcoin futures in three weeks after green light from regulator; bitcoin jumps

December 1, 2017

Via: CNBC

CME announced Friday its new bitcoin futures contract will be available for trading on Dec.18. The CME announcement came as the Commodity Futures Trading Commission said it will allow the world’s largest futures exchange and its competitor, the Cboe Futures […]


Capital and risk, Liquidity, Macroeconomic

Credit Suisse CEO now has a whole new perspective of central banks

November 30, 2017

Via: CNBC

The chief executive of Credit Suisse has sharply altered his view on global central banks, telling CNBC that policymakers have been handling the current environment “very well.” “You have heard me previously taking about QE (quantitative easing) in a negative […]


Capital and risk, Liquidity

Dollar extends gains as Powell confirmation gets on under way

November 28, 2017

Via: Market Watch

The U.S. dollar added to previous gains against its major rivals on Tuesday, as traders braced for remarks from Jerome Powell, the Federal Reserve official nominated to take the baton from Chairwoman Janet Yellen when her term ends in February. […]


Capital and risk, Liquidity

Bitcoin Value Rebounds After Another Split

October 27, 2017

Via: PR Newswire

Bitcoin price continued to recover on Thursday after the price took a recent dive due to the, “hard fork” that happened on Tuesday. According to data from CoinDesk, Bitcoin rose 3.6 percent to $5940.83 during Thursday’s trading session. Bitcoin, the […]


Capital and risk, Liquidity

Bitcoin Surges Past $5,000 for the First Time Amid Staggering Cryptocurrency Run

October 12, 2017

Via: TheStreet

Bitcoin smashed through the $5,000 barrier for the first time ever in early Thursday trading, extending its incredible year-to-date gains to trade at a level that is now four times the price of gold. Bitcoin prices were marked $415, or […]


Capital and risk, Liquidity

French bank Credit Agricole gets capital boost as profit climbs

August 3, 2017

Via: CNBC

Credit Agricole reported a sharp rise in its core capital ratio to 12.4 percent, as the bank took advantage of higher profits and a sale of a stake in investment company Eurazeo to beef up its financial position. An improving economic […]


Capital and risk, Liquidity

Italy swoops in to save another bank leaving taxpayers on the hook for over $25 billion

July 5, 2017

Via: CNBC

The Italian state has stepped in with funding to save yet another failing bank, meaning taxpayers now stand responsible for over 22 billion euros ($25.4 billion) of bailout money recently extended to the sector. Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan announced […]