Ashraf Laidi

Keep informed with the expert opinion of City Index’s Chief Global Strategist, Ashraf Laidi. Gain access to his in depth knowledge of the FX markets, macro economics and central bank policies. This page will be updated multiple times throughout the week.

G20 Statements, JPY & GBP

April 11, 2014 6:00 pm by

The April G20 meetings in Washington DC are already under way and a few important remarks have been made, which may impact FX markets in [...]

US dollar awaits FOMC minutes

April 9, 2014 5:27 pm by

FX traders head into this evening’s release of the minutes from the March FOMC meeting with further broadening in USD weakness. Although the US dollar [...]

Why euro remains strong

April 7, 2014 3:29 pm by

Look at short-term yield differentials in order to understand the so-called mystery of the euro’s outperformance relative to the US dollar over the last 6 [...]

Aussie boost from wheat prices

March 28, 2014 6:00 pm by

Forget about the correlation between copper prices and the Australian dollar. As wheat prices surge to 11 month highs and the Australian dollar hits 4-month [...]