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Currency swap debt is an $80 trillion global regulator, says 'blind spot'

Currency swap debt is an $80 trillion global regulator, says ‘blind spot’

LONDON, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Pension funds and other “non-bank” financial firms hold more than $80 trillion in hidden off-balance sheet dollar debt in foreign exchange swaps, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) said. ). The BIS, dubbed the central bank of central banks around the world, also said in its latest quarterly report that …

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Column: Dodging the Recession Could Whip the Markets: Mike Dolan

Column: Dodging the Recession Could Whip the Markets: Mike Dolan

LONDON, Dec 2 (Reuters) – A recession of sorts next year is quickly becoming a consensus – so much so that financial markets could find themselves whipped if they don’t materialize. The crux of most outlooks for 2023 is a year of contraction in activity at some point, disinflation and interest rate spikes. The result …

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Trump's 2024 presidential bid breathes new life into markets

Trump’s 2024 presidential bid breathes new life into markets

NEW YORK, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Former President Donald Trump’s entry into the 2024 presidential race on Tuesday confirmed the world’s “worst-kept secret” and created another variable for markets that some say investors, remains a low priority for now. Trump, who has launched relentless attacks on the integrity of the American vote since his defeat …

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