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ICAS
January Newsletter - Issue 51/2020
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CySEC
Regulation (EU) 2015/2365 on transparency of securities financing
transactions and of reuse - Reporting obligation provisions
07 January 2020
The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission ("CySEC") wishes to herein remind the Regulated Entities of the requirements under the Regulation (EU) 2015/2365 on transparency of securities financing transactions and of reuse ("SFTR"), particularly with
regards to the reporting obligation. 
Circular: C346
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Announcements
EBA
EU banks’ face a further contraction of profitability
08 January 2020
"The European Banking Authority ("EBA") published its Risk Dashboard and the results of the Risk Assessment Questionnaire ("RAQ"). While the capital position of EU banks remained strong and asset quality improved further, profitability contracted in Q3 2019, with a negative outlook from both banks and analysts." For more information please press here.
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ESMA
MIFID II: ESMA issues latest double volume cap data
09 January 2020
"The European Securities and Markets Authority ("ESMA") has updated its public register with the latest set of double volume cap ("DVC") data under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive ("MiFID II")." For more information please press here.
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Other Alerts
EIOPA
Publishes monthly technical information for Solvency II Relevant Risk Free Interest Rate Term Structures – and fourth parallel technical information based on Refinitiv data
09 January 2020
"The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority ("EIOPA") published technical information on the relevant risk free interest rate term structures ("RFR") with reference to the end of December 2019." For more information please press here.
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Market News
Reuters
Dollar set for best weekly gain in two months on 'galvanizing' forces
10 January 2020
"The U.S. dollar rose on Friday and is on track for its biggest weekly gain in two weeks as dissipating geopolitical tension prompted investors to buy riskier currencies, while the Japanese yen and the Swiss franc gave up all their recent gains.

" For more information please press here.
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Bloomberg Professional
Direct indexing's limited challenge to ETFs
09 January 2020
"Direct indexing, touted as a potential threat to exchange-traded funds and mutual funds, is unlikely to do much to slow the growth of ETFs, in our view. While the promise of increased tax-loss harvesting and customization may appeal to some advisers’ clients, ETFs still tend to be cheaper and more tightly regulated." For more information please press here.
 
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Bloomberg Professional
Macroeconomic stars aligning as base metals try to turn corner
08 January 2020
"Base metals aren’t completely out of the woods after a two-year downturn, but the path of least resistance for prices points higher. Our thesis centers on improving rate-of-change dynamics across key macroeconomic data points, a U.S. dollar top, a trade detente and momentum for fiscal-spending packages." For more information please press here.
 
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Financial Times
US stocks notch record highs after Trump allays Iran fears
09 January 2020
"Asian and European markets latch on to calmer geopolitical mood." For more information please press here.
 
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Cryptocurrencies
Bloomberg
Bitcoin, gold set for 2020 growth on fixed supply, more adoption
07 January 2020
"The fact that a store-of-value asset with fixed supply and increasing adoption is more likely to appreciate in price will keep Bitcoin supported in 2020, in our view, while the primary trends of 2019 that favored the first-born cryptocurrency vs. rivals should persist. We expect movements in gold — which appears as a nascent bull market — to remain a proxy for Bitcoin. The broader crypto market is at risk of more mean reversion of the parabolic 2017 rally and depends on advancing Bitcoin for buoyancy. Our takeaway is straightforward: Bitcoin is winning the adoption race, notably as a store-of-value in an environment that favors independent quasi-currencies." For more information please press here.
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Contact us directly at info@treppidesrr.com to discuss your tailor made solution.
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