The Hong Kong bourse is set to start OTC derivatives clearing in April and is planning to expand its cross-asset derivatives offering over the next two to three years
The renminbi deposit base in Hong Kong banks will not face depletion even as investors have more ways of remitting the currency back to mainland China, say speakers at the Asian Financial Forum
Japan questions the current framework for clearing foreign exchange derivatives
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