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Futures News - WSJ.com: World Markets
From today, December 18, 2017
- Mexico's Central Bank Raises Rates as Inflation Concerns Mount
The Bank of Mexico raised interest rates by a quarter percentage point after a six-month pause, as policy makers have grown increasingly worried about high inflation.
- China Firms Ditch Bonds for Banks in Search for Funds
Chinese companies are turning away from capital markets and heading back to state-owned banks to raise cash, in a reversal of Beijing?s previous efforts to modernize the way the corporate sector in the world?s No. 2 economy is funded.
- Pakistan Currency Slides in Effective Devaluation
Pakistan?s rupee slumped to a near four-year low against the U.S. dollar, the latest move downward in an effective devaluation of the currency that had been kept steady against the greenback for much of the past two years.
- Mueller Subpoenas Deutsche Bank Records Related to Trump
Deutsche Bank received a subpoena earlier in the fall from U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller?s office concerning people or entities affiliated with President Donald Trump.
- Investors Score Big on Trump-Related Trade in South Korea
Investors are piling into South Korea?s won, confident that the country won?t weaken its surging currency because it fears being labeled a foreign exchange manipulator by the U.S.
- Overseas Investors (Finally) Join the U.S. Stock-Market Party
Foreign-investor money is pouring into the U.S. stock market at the fastest clip in years, ending a long period of selling and providing a fresh boost to a more than eight-year rally.
- Is China's Central Bank Losing Its Monetary-Policy Mojo?
A widening gap between official and market interest rates in China is making it harder for Beijing to use a key policy tool to manage the world?s second-largest economy.
- BOE Says British Banks Could Handle a 'Disorderly' Brexit
The U.K.?s largest banks could withstand Britain crashing out of the EU, the Bank of England said, but it raised wider concerns?over how trillions of dollars? worth of derivatives contracts will be treated after Brexit.
- Chinese Watchdog Renews Chase for Elusive Consumer Credit-Rating System
China?s online-finance regulator plans to set up a personal credit-rating system, reinvigorating a three-year-long mission to find a homegrown answer to U.S. FICO scores as Beijing moves to clean up the country?s internet lending sector.
- A Decade After the Crisis, King Dollar Is the World's Tyrant
It is one of the ironies of the global financial crisis: A decade later, a panic whose origins were in the U.S. has left the dollar more important to the rest of the world than ever before.
- Are You a Credit Risk? Indian Banks Dig Deep in Your Phone to Find Out
Indian banks have started mining data on customers? smartphones for fast loan approval, testing out cutting-edge but controversial technology in what is potentially one of the largest market for such products.
- HSBC's Global Banking Co-Head Leaves After 18 Months
HSBC?s global banking co-head, Matthew Westerman, will leave after a turbulent 18 months at the bank, staff were told in a memo.
- ECB Officials Differed on QE at October Meeting
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi appears to have gone beyond what top officials agreed by stating last month that the ECB?s giant bond-buying program will continue beyond next September.
- China Stocks Tumble After Latest Signs of Beijing's Markets Crusade
The long calm in Chinese stocks came to an abrupt end, with shares in Shanghai suffering their biggest one-day drop in almost a year, following fresh signs of Beijing?s determination to clamp down on market speculation and the country?s high debt levels.