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Swiss central bank's franc decision reverberates

GFMA SmartBrief | Jan 19, 2015

Few can fault the Swiss National Bank for its financial need to end its cap on the franc, but its execution of the policy change has been roundly criticised, chiefly because of the uncertainty it ushered in. The central bank's "unexpected policy reversal of capping the Swiss franc against the euro has resulted in exceptional volatility and extreme lack of liquidity," said retail broker Alpari UK, which filed for bankruptcy Friday. Others also reported insolvency, while some incurred big losses. Reuters (17 Jan.) Financial Times (tiered subscription model) (16 Jan.) Reuters (16 Jan.)


Transparency rules proposed by ESMA prompt concerns

GFMA SmartBrief | Jan 21, 2015

Austria, France seek to move forward on transaction tax

GFMA SmartBrief | Jan 23, 2015

No shortage of trouble awaits world leaders in Davos

GFMA SmartBrief | Jan 20, 2015

Fallout from Swiss franc move continues; FCA seeks info

GFMA SmartBrief | Jan 20, 2015

ESMA chief: Revised timeline likely for swaps compliance

GFMA SmartBrief | Jan 20, 2015

ECB debuts aggressive bond-buying initiative

GFMA SmartBrief | Jan 23, 2015

Eurozone interbank-lending rate slips below 0%

GFMA SmartBrief | Jan 20, 2015

WEF delegates chide Europe, laud US

GFMA SmartBrief | Jan 22, 2015

Moody's downgrades Russia's credit rating to near junk

GFMA SmartBrief | Jan 19, 2015


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AFME European Market Liquidity Conference -- 25 February in London

GFMA SmartBrief | Jan 23, 2015

AFME Spanish Funding Conference -- 5 February in Madrid

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