Emir forcing European banks in Asia to consider the local subsidiary approach

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When the European Market Infrastructure Regulation, or Emir for short, became law in August last year, its extraterritorial implications were overshadowed by concern over the international reach of its US equivalent, the Dodd-Frank Act. But the March 15 activation of Emir's implementation standards on central counterparty (CCP) recognition has dragged Emir onto centre stage.

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