Regulators must adopt a calibrated approach to mandated collateral so that short-dated FX swaps and forwards are not caught up in the rules unnecessarily, argue market participants
A proposal by the Monetary Authority of Singapore to exempt forex swaps and forwards from mandatory clearing is seen as a positive move to harmonise treatment of foreign exchange with the US
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David Cameron's demand for the UK to be exempt from an ECB policy on clearing houses helped prompt last month's split with the EU - and is earning applause from eurosceptic Conservatives
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