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Bank has not decided whether to sell its book to other dealers
Firms that trade index and single-name CDSs will see margin requirements increase
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Trades will not become subject to initial margin rules part-way through their life, rule-making body tells Risk
In response to industry fears of a collateral crunch, regulators have revised the proposed rules on margining for uncleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.You can find out more by downloading this white paper here.