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Asian Currencies Markets Roundtable

Asian currencies markets are rapidly developing. The rise of the Remimbi as the world’s most heavily traded emerging markets currency is accelerating business in Asia, gaining global market share from the traditional FX hubs in London and New York. London’s share of global FX dropped in 2016 for the first time in a decade, with the three largest Asian trading hubs – Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo – capturing much of that business. Shanghai also is pushing hard to become the new Asian financial centre, emphasised by the internationalisation of the RMB and the New Foreign Exchange Regime which focuses on RMB-foreign currency conversion between the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone and outside mainland China. The rise of both offshore Dim Sum bonds and onshore Panda bonds is also driving RMB trades.

Yet with China’s economy slowing amid currency revaluations how will uncertainty in the macro environment impact RMB volatility? What are the RMB impacts on ASEAN currencies? This roundtable will bring together leading analysts and traders to explore the impacts on euro, yen and dollar markets, and future trends and strategies to exploit the growth of RMB and ASEAN currency markets in Asia.

Topics for discussion:

  • How will currency markets continue to grow in Asia – what are the risks and opportunities?
  • Will London and New York continue to lose ground to Asia in global FX markets?
  • How will the China Foreign Exchange Rate regime influence RMB trading?
  • Will the rise of RMB impact Asian FX trading including Yen, HK dollar and ASEAN currencies?
  • Will we see further RMB devaluation?
  • Will RMB onshore/offshore bond markets drive RMB FX markets?
  • How will ASEAN local currency markets, especially baht, ringgit, peso and rupiah play out in 2017?
  • How is Fintech changing currency markets in Asia?


Michael Lawrence   

CEO, Asia House (moderator)

Andy Mather

Digital Transformation Director, Telstra

Mark Williams

Chief Asia Economist, Capital Economics

Robert Minikin

Head of Asia FX Research, Standard Chartered Bank

To register your interest in attending, please contact Conor Paterson at conor.paterson@asiahouse.co.uk.

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May 19, 2017
08:30 - 10:00
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Asia House
63 New Cavendish St, London, Gt Lon W1G 7LP United Kingdom
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