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Ex-Lehman staff form action group

LONDON - A group of around 30 former Lehman Brothers employees in London have formed an action group seeking to win compensation from the collapsed US investment bank.

Sentimental value

Naomi Fink, Japan strategist in global markets sales and trading at the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ in Tokyo, assesses the slump in corporate sentiment in Japan, and what this bodes for the country's economic growth

Forex hedging up in US

NEW YORK - Foreign exchange hedging ratios for 2009 year-end by US corporates reached historic levels in the third quarter, as companies sought to cover rising risk from the US dollar's upturn.

Solutions to rouble trouble

The rouble derivatives market developed in haste after further liberalisation of the currency in July 2006 and positive changes to the Russian Civil Code 1062, centring around the previous treatment of derivatives as gaming, in January 2007.

Time for a rethink

The weak dollar and high implied volatility in currency markets has claimed a number of victims in the corporate sector. Dealers discuss the shift in clients' hedging strategies. By Gail Mwamba

Corporates wary of forex e-trading

NEW YORK – Corporates have been avoiding the use of electronic platforms in the execution of their foreign exchange trades, with most showing a preference for traditional voice trading.

US lets China off the hook

WASHINGTON, DC - The US Treasury has cleared China of manipulating its currency to gain unfair trade advantages against the US.

Asian SWFs increase global share

LONDON - Asian sovereign wealth funds (SWF) are growing at a faster rate than their Middle Eastern counterparts, due to larger balance of payment surpluses, according to a report by the private sector industry body International Financial Services London…

CLS launches NDF settlement

LONDON - ABN Amro, Credit Suisse, Fortis, HSBC and the Royal Bank of Scotland became the first settlement banks to go live with non-deliverable for-wards settlement over settlement system CLS last week.

Heading for the final USD selling opportunity

Hans-Guenther Redeker, global head of FX strategy at BNP Paribas in London, suggests a way to take advantage of the prospect of near-term dollar strength to protect against the likelihood of longer-term USD weakness.

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