Forex Weekly Look Back: Japanese forex volumes hotter than ever, Russia and China increase FX oversight

A look back at the most intriguing and popular Forex industry news stories from the past week at LeapRate. To make sure that you receive timely access to all LeapRate articles… sign up to our Daily Forex Industry Newsletter on the right. →

Business is starting to normalize after the holidays and the first week of January saw FX volumes starting to drip in. Japanese volumes are hot as leading Japanese broker GMO Click reported its best ever month for volumes in December. Volumes saw a bump as well on CME Group and ICAP, and MONEX Group achieved a milestone with its second highest volume mark since 2013. Still to report this month are U.S. headquartered FXCM and Gain Capital, will the elevated volume trend have staying through the winter months? Also last week, Russia decides to crack down on FX related websites and China orders a review of FX activity through its banks. We also saw a re-branding decision from a major platform provider. Finally, popular Myfxbook upgrades its chart technology to the versatile HTML5, in a trend that is likely to pick up this year.

To check out all the highlighted weekly review stories, click on the short links below:

Blackfield Capital |
Russia ‘forex’ |
China FX |
GMO Click |
Fair Trading Technology |
Myfxbook |
ThinkLiquidity |

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