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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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Column: Ukraine endgame could electrify global markets

Column: Ukraine endgame could electrify global markets

LONDON, Nov 11 (Reuters) – Defusing this year’s biggest shock to the global economy could catalyze a rebound in global markets that many investors believe is too late – but could also raise other uncomfortable puzzles. Whispers about an endgame to Russia’s 9-month-old invasion of Ukraine – suggestions ranging from ‘talking talks’ to a brokered …

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