While foreign hedge funds have been driving down the value of the yen, now Japan insurers may strengthen the trend
Steeled for the fight
The CFTC’s no-action relief letter issued late last year and SGX’s upcoming iron ore futures contract have ended uncertainty and brought back hesitant market participants
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The unilateral approach taken by the US to combat tax evasion is not the right one, says senior figure at the People's Bank of China
MAS confirms it is granting interdealer brokers temporary exemptions from registering as futures brokers
Inability to convert RMB is preventing more participation from Chinese end-users in the iron ore swaps market, according to an onshore metals derivatives player
As the CFTC prepares to finalise its rules on extraterritoriality, some firms in Asia are working to minimise the impact on non-US entities
Foreign commodity firms operating in China are settling via RMB in order to circumvent a potential weakening of the dollar
Panellists at Asia Risk Congress say collateral management rules will reduce activity in areas such as structured products
A recent Dodd-Frank-led decline in swap volumes between Asian and US counterparties has been reversed following CFTC intervention
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