The Shanghai Futures Exchange launched trading in steel futures on March 26 to modest success, with a wide range of trading houses supporting the new contracts, traders and analysts said. The two new contracts are the seventh and eighth products to be...
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has given regulatory approval for the CME to clear corn basis swaps and calendar swaps for corn, wheat and soybeans.
In an effort to resuscitate private credit markets, the Federal Open Markets Committee stated today that it would purchase up to $300 billion in long-term US Treasury securities over the next six months.
The Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group (CME) received the green light from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 13 to clear credit default swaps (CDSs), but now faces the hard task of getting customers to sign up to its platform.
FCStone Group, an integrated commodity risk management firm, expects losses of $110m from an unnamed customer's energy trading account, which it disposed of this week.
Exchange NYSE Liffe will offer clearing for a range of soft and agricultural commodity products on its over-the-counter (OTC) trade confirmation, administration and clearing platform Bclear on March 30. Bclear was launched in 2005 and currently offers...
US exchange operator Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Group has come one step closer to entering the credit derivatives market by signing a deal to clear credit default swaps (CDSs) on financial information services company Markit's CDX and iTraxx indexes.
The head of credit derivatives at a major dealer has told Risk he expects to see 35-40% of the credit default swap (CDS) market centrally cleared by the end of June, and as much as 85% by year's end barring any unforeseen mishaps.
Bills proposed in the US Congress to limit the influence of speculators and boost transparency could significantly alter the OTC commodity trading landscape. Roderick Bruce reports
Imminent draft climate change legislation could include a federal cap-and-trade scheme for CO2 emissions, but questions remain regarding market regulation, finds Pauline McCallion
Agora-X, an electronic trading platform, has launched a new platform for the negotiation, execution and clearing of over-the-counter (OTC) trades in energy and metal contracts.
An overhaul of how the government regulates the financial system is required to prevent future economic crises, said US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke in a speech delivered before the Council of Foreign Relations in Washington today.
The collateralised debt obligation (CDO) market in Japan last year contracted by 12% to about ¥1 trillion ($10.2 billion) in terms of deals rated by Moody's Investors Service.
Frankfurt-based derivatives exchange Eurex will "wait until the market is ready" before it launches its central clearing platform for credit default swaps (CDSs).
Atlanta-based derivatives exchange IntercontinentalExchange (Ice) launched its credit default swap (CDS) central clearing platform on March 9 after receiving the green light from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 6.
Final settlement values for credit derivatives trades referencing Ohio-based aluminum products manufacturer Aleris International were determined during an auction held today by data vendor Markit and broker Creditex.
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx), the holding company for both the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Futures Exchange, has held onto its position as the world's number one exchange, chief executive Paul Chow said on Wednesday.
Today, the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (Iosco) published guidelines for improving the transparency and supervision of commodity futures markets.
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Intercontinental Exchange's (Ice) application to become a member of the Federal Reserve System has been approved by the US central bank, overcoming one of the final obstacles preventing the firm from launching its central clearing platform for credit...
Implied dividends beyond 2009 remain at highly distressed levels, creating torment for dealers and hedge funds with dividend exposures, but providing opportunities for market participants elsewhere.
Credit Agricole Structured Asset Management (Casam) has listed 11 new exchange-traded funds (ETFs) covering different sectors in Europe, Eastern Europe, broad European equity exposure and two Asian markets.
ICE Futures Europe has introduced margin offsets between its Coal Futures and Emissions contracts.