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Global outlookThe bad news cycle isn’t getting any worse or better – it’s just shifting

As the end of the year looms closer, Jim McCormick, Global Head of Desk Strategy, outlines three evolving macro themes for the months ahead.

Our voiceAPIs catapult corporate treasury capabilities to an exciting future

Treasury teams and technology departments have historically had a sometimes painful relationship as a mishmash of banking services and lengthy platform integrations meant that treasurers often faced sub-optimal information and processes.

ESG/SustainabilityGrowing the ESG product suite

While sustainable finance for many people is still synonymous with green bonds, over recent years we've seen widespread innovation within the ESG financial product spectrum.

Interest RatesSeize the opportunity to offer longer fixed rate mortages and scrap ERCs.

Low interest rates create an opportunity for lenders to launch longer-dated fixed rate mortgages and scrap Early Repayment Charges.

Market infrastructure & regulationLIBOR on the ropes but when is the knockout blow?

With all the talk on fallbacks, pre-cessation triggers and term rates you might think we were approaching the end game for London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR). But is the industry clear how LIBOR will be dealt its knockout blow, or how it will stagger on?

Market infrastructure & regulationLIBOR – Back to the future

Lots of excitement in GBP Basis of late after the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) finally launched the consultation into the fallback parameters – responses due 23 October, so expect results a few weeks later.

Global outlookls global growth poised to weaken further? Yes.

Against the current backdrop of central bank action and a resurging demand for fiscal policy, the global slowdown is a hot topic for investors. Here’s why we see weaker growth manifesting across the key regions in the coming year.

ECBRelease the pressure: Why Europe’s power players must now act to ease fiscal constraints

At September’s meeting of the European Central Bank (ECB), the call for more fiscal policy was loud and constant. The word ‘fiscal’ came up again and again.

Monetary policyThe time wasn’t right for the Bank of Japan. All eyes on October.

As expected, the Bank of Japan bucked the global trend for stronger easing and made minimal changes when they met on Thursday 19 September. Why, and what does this mean in practice? And which decisions are on the horizon?

GeopoliticsBrexit Tracker: The rocky road to a General Election

The Brexit process is approaching a crucial phase. Here’s what we are tracking – and expecting – over the next few weeks.

ESG/SustainabilityAsia: The ESG nexus moves East

It never fails to surprise people that the biggest market for green bonds is China with a total green bonds volume of over $110 billion (Dealogic).

Market infrastructure & regulation20 months since MiFID II – what’s changed?

Is fixed income voice execution on an unstoppable path to extinction? Or can it just adapt to this new normal with greater efficiency?