Special Report - Options
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The collapse of Lehman Brothers in September has put greater focus on the issue of counterparty credit risk. But dealers admit to being stumped as to how the taking of equity stakes in major banks by governments across the globe will play out.
A large part of the over-the-counter derivatives market will shift towards central clearing houses by next year, as the collapse of Lehman Brothers on September 15 forces banks to reassess counterparty risk posed by other dealers.
The US Treasury will give banks and thrifts up to $250 billion as part of a series of measures designed to boost public confidence in financial institutions and restart immobile interbank lending markets.
The UK government announced this morning it will pour a total of £37 billion into Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), HBOS and Lloyds TSB, as part of a recapitalisation plan revealed last week.
NDFA has launched its Fixed Income Plan September 08, which draws on the tax efficiencies for dividend income from non-UK shares. This effectively enables basic rate taxpayers to receive non-UK dividends tax-free and higher rate taxpayers have rates reduced...
Citi yesterday gave up on its attempt to take over Wachovia, ceding the ground to rival bidder Wells Fargo.
Central banks around the world cut interest rates in the latest attempt to shore up the weakening economy today.
The UK government this morning announced a jumbo rescue package to recapitalise the country’s ailing banking sector.
The structured products market in Asia is almost unrecognisable from where it was 12 months ago. Products such as accumulators and range accrual notes have been consigned to history, while product manufacturers and distributors alike look for new ways...
The managing director of agency MBS investor Annaly Capital Management talks to Sarfraz Thind about the impact of the recent decision by the US government to back mortgage agencies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
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