The need for discretionary pay was one of numerous thorny issues put to chief executives of eight major banks during a hearing of the US House Financial Services Committee in Washington, DC.
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Spanish baseload electricity prices on power exchange Omel fell by 12.6% in January to an average of €49.93 per megawatt hour, marking a 30% drop in the past 4 months.
CME Group is to list Henry Hub natural gas financial last day options on its subsidiary New York Mercantile Exchange (Nymex). The options are scheduled to begin trading on February 22 for trade date February 23.
An auction run by data vendor Markit and broker Creditex today determined final settlement values for credit derivatives trades referencing Toronto-based telecommunications company Nortel Networks Corp.
The world’s biggest commodity exchanges continue to expand the range of products they offer, often into diverse commodity classes. Rachel Morison looks at the benefits and drawbacks for traders as commodity exchanges branch out beyond their traditional...
Worrying regulatory indecision in the US SO2 and NOx markets has angered traders and does not bode well for the implementation of a federal cap and trade scheme, finds Roderick Bruce
The effectiveness of the WTI price benchmark in reflecting the value of global crude oil has once again been brought into question, finds Pauline McCallion
The Swiss National Bank (SNB) will auction its own debt certificates in US dollars to finance its loan to the SNB Stabfund.
CME Group is expanding its suite of temperature-based weather derivatives products to include Australian cities Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
An auction run by data vendor Markit and broker Creditex has determined final settlement values for credit derivatives trades referencing Sanitec first- and second-lien loans.
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A new single-name North American credit default swap (CDS) contract, due to be launched next month, is expected to bring greater standardisation to the market and pave the way for central clearing.
The European Commission (EC) is moving ahead with plans to enforce central clearing of credit default swaps (CDSs), despite a plea by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (Isda) to resume dialogue on the issue.
The launch of two new plastics futures contracts at the Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange (DGCX) has been delayed.
The European Climate Exchange (ECX) and ICE Futures Europe will launch daily futures contracts for EUA and CER emissions credits "sometime in March", according to ECX CEO Patrick Birley.
US clearing giant The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has insisted that a merger with London-based clearing house LCH.Clearnet would be completed by the end of March, despite a possible rival bid.
JP Morgan's credit default swap (CDS) Analytical Engine will be released as open source code soon via the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (Isda). Isda believes the model - which is used to price CDS contracts - will increase transparency...
A 41% drop in trading volumes compared with the previous year put CME behind Frankfurt-based Eurex in January 2009.
An auction run by data vendor Markit and broker Creditex determined final settlement values for credit derivatives trades referencing three US-based subsidiaries of Netherlands-based chemical company LyondellBasell, today.
Barclays has launched two new volatility-linked exchange-traded notes (ETNs). The notes will track two indexes from the S&P 500 Vix Futures indexes series, which was launched a week ago and aims to replicate a long position in publicly traded Vix futures...
Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME) and Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) have completed the migration of three DME crude oil benchmark products onto the CME Globex platform.