Editorial: Growing pains
International frameworks for CCPs should be the primary source of jurisdictional equivalence assessments, according to Iosco's Alder.
MAS proposal on financial benchmark setting aims to hold banks more accountable by imposing criminal and civil punishment
Living on the hedge
Asia Risk commodity rankings 2013
The stalled coking coal swaps market may benefit from increasing spot coking coal trade, with more players reportedly belatedly switching over to shorter-term pricing contracts
New clearing rules are not on the agenda of most insurers in Asia, but as derivatives use increases they could become more relevant. Blake Evans-Pritchard reports
China central bank "blind" to potential capital market reaction in its attempts to clamp down on the shadow banking sector
Current regulatory approach makes further financial crises as "certain as the amen in the church"
The move towards OIS discounting is proving difficult enough for banks in US and European markets but firms in Asia are facing the added difficulty of a dealing with multiple currencies
Internal and external IT risks are often the result of companies falling behind, conference told
Despite sharp falls in the value of the rupee and large dollar-denominated loan exposures, Indian corporates are not feeling the effect on their balance sheets
The only Asia-based publication which covers derivatives and risk management is taking submissions for its 14th annual awards
Two's a crowd?
Over-the-counter clearing to present greater access and profitability to high-frequency trading firms as electronic trading of OTC products gets under way in Asia
As Chinese exchange controls are relaxed and removed over the next several years, $4.4 trillion of money will flow into the world economy, causing a major transformation
Low yields and lack of liquidity are keeping international investors away from the Taiwanese baodao market
Questions over the ability to report OTC derivatives transactions to trade repositories mean some US dealers have stopped trading with each other
Asian CCPs under pressure from EU third-country equivalence/recognition deadline squeeze
Nick Smith appointed as replacement
Many financial institutions in Asia would not be in a position to comply with Dodd-Frank cross-border applications should the CFTC’s exemptive order expire on schedule on July 12
Inconsistent rules are damaging financial intermediation, says senior Japanese banker