HSBC and other banks are expanding their offerings of sharia-compliant foreign exchange products.
LONDON - HSBC is now dealing in sharia-compliant plain vanilla foreign exchange options from London, in response to growing global demand for the product.
LONDON - Foreign exchange teams will avoid the worst of the job cuts in the City of London, although market sources warn no-one will be immune from redundancies.
STOCKHOLM - Sweden's financial regulator has imposed a maximum penalty on Forex Bank for insufficient money laundering controls, signalling a global clampdown by regulators on risk management failings at retail foreign exchange institutions.
DUBAI - The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) imposed its first-ever sanctions against a foreign exchange broker last week, sending a warning to online brokers to maintain standards when operating retail FX businesses in the city.
GENEVA - Saxo Bank has suspended Charles-Henri Sabet, global head of trading for the bank in Geneva.
LONDON & NEW YORK - Bank of America has bolstered its US and UK foreign exchange teams with newly created FX emerging market (EM) roles in New York and senior replacement hires in London.
LONDON - Standard Chartered has provided further details about its e-forex pricing and trading strategy since promoting Todd McDonald to a newly created position as global head of foreign exchange electronic pricing and trading ( FX Week August 4).
LONDON – UK bank Barclays Capital has lost its global co-head of foreign exchange structuring, Philippos Kassimatis.
In these days of heightened regulatory scrutiny, Saxo Bank could take it upon itself as a pioneer of the retail foreign exchange market to more effectively monitor who is using its technology and how.
DUBAI - Standard Chartered has relaunched a sharia-compliant version of its online treasury (OLT) foreign exchange trading and hedging platform, after incorporating the version into its global brand for Islamic products, Standard Chartered Saadiq.
LONDON - Bank of America (BoA) is hitting back after making severe cuts to its foreign exchange team in January by boosting its sales and trading franchise in London with two senior hires.
DUBAI - Central bankers from Arab Gulf states approved a draft monetary union treaty last week (June 9) for creating a single regional currency. Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Kuwait agreed to create a Gulf currency by 2010...
LONDON & DUBAI - Standard Chartered is moving its offshore African foreign exchange trading desk from London to Dubai, as it continues to build operations in the Middle East.
GENEVA - Six new Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) currency pairs are now available to traders on Geneva-based online currency trading platform AC Markets (ACM).
LONDON - HSBC is expanding its foreign exchange presence in southern and eastern Europe and the Middle East by rolling out its single-bank platform HSBCnet FX and MM Trading locally.
BAHRAIN - Interdealer broker Icap is expanding its footprint in the Middle East by adding the Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (BBK) as an EBS Prime customer.
NEW YORK & LONDON - Michael Bailey, head of European FX for institutional brokerage Newedge in London, has been given the additional role of deputy global head of FX.