Henry Quek, State Street

Henry Quek, State Street

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8 April 2022
Forex Fridays: All Systems Go for the USD and the Aussie?
The Federal Reserve's plans to significantly trim its balance sheet has kept markets on their toes, with the Dollar Index firming above that 99 level. And while the Aussie has seen a burst of strength thanks to strong commodities and the RBA's recent comments, the Japanese Yen seems stuck. Henry Quek, APAC Head of Foreign Exchange Sales, Trading and Research at State Street, spoke to us on Forex Fridays and also touched on the Singapore Dollar's outlook ahead of this weeks GDP release and the MAS' Policy Statement.

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7 January 2022
Forex Fridays: The Hawkish Fed and Forex Markets
Days after the minutes of the Federal Reserve's last meeting confirmed the sharp, hawkish turn of Jerome Powell & friends, we ask how this might impact the broader forex markets. JP Ong spoke to Henry Quek, APAC Head of Sales, Trading and Research from State Street, on Forex Fridays about why the dollar may even soften despite these recent events.

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8 October 2021
Forex Fridays: How Crucial Is Monetary Policy for the FX Markets?
Though the Reserve Bank of New Zealand hiked policy rates and hinted at tighter policy in the future, the NZD still softened somewhat last week. The same could be said for the Korean Won, despite the growing belief that the Bank of Korea might hike rates next week. Henry Quek, APAC Head of Foreign Exchange Sales, Trading, and Research at State Street Global Markets, joined us on Forex Fridays to look at the waning relation between monetary policy, rates and currencies, as well as preview the MAS' upcoming policy statement.

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30 April 2021
Forex Fridays: Does State Street Think the USD Will Bounce Back?
Though the Federal Reserve has affirmed, once again, that policy will stay accommodative, rising yields and potential taper tantrums persist. Could this give the greenback a future boost? Henry Quek, Head of Sales, Trading and Research at State Street, joined us on Forex Fridays to share his outlook on the USD heading into the month of May, as well as his take on the Chinese Yuan, the Australian Dollar and the broader Southeast Asian FX spectrum.

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5 February 2021
Forex Fridays: State Street's Relative Currency Plays and Dollar Outlook
The US Dollar has shown signs of firming up in the first week of February. Henry Quek, APAC Head of Sales, Trading and Research at State Street, joined us on Forex Fridays to share his outlook on the greenback, and which currencies stand to gain or weaken the most against the US dollar. He also touched on the Yuan, the Aussie and some relative currency plays that State Street is watching out for.

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