Systemic regulators want to use Basel III’s micro-prudential tools to steer the wider economy, but no-one knows how these controls work – and bank supervisors may not be happy to take a back seat....
Regulators are struggling to ensure they have oversight of over-the-counter market infrastructure without losing the benefits of centralisation. CLS Bank’s council of supervisors could be the precedent...
Spreads flat or slightly tighter despite political squabbling over size of EFSF
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Uncollateralised trades will consume up to four times more capital under Basel III, dealers say. If that translates into a similar jump in pricing, corporates believe they may have to hedge less. Michael Watt reports
South African brokers are celebrating victory in a dispute over taxes on equity trades, but their relief may be short-lived. The National Treasury has reaffirmed its desire for a stricter regime to be put in place. By Michael Watt
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