Efforts by Nafmii to bolster the definitions of China’s over-the-counter derivatives master agreements should help market development. But there are concerns about potential copyright infringement related to Isda master agreements.
Since its launch in 2002, China’s qualified foreign institutional investor (QFII) programme has been a boon for investment banks. But new regulations issued in September 2009 raise significant issues for the derivatives market. Jill Wong reports
Asia is now the largest buyer of raw materials and its companies face significant hedging challenges to manage price volatility. But the fragmented nature of the region’s economies has hampered the exertion of meaningful influence in global commodity...
The development of mainland Chinese markets may mimic what has already occurred in Taiwan, according to Jack Lin, co-chief executive officer of Janus Capital International in Hong Kong, but the role of sovereign funds and the quantum of scale indicate...
Chairman and chief executive of Bank of East Asia, David Li Kwok-po, is a consummate relationship banker who has expanded the Hong Kong family bank’s footprint into mainland China. But he places high importance on quantitative risk management. By Georgina...
Chinese banks have radically reformed their risk management practices since 2003. Wang Lili, executive director of the world’s largest bank, ICBC, describes the remarkable journey and highlights some of the challenges and risks ahead
Chinatrust is one of Taiwan’s leading financial groups with businesses spanning venture capital, asset management, securities broking and commercial banking. Its growth has taken place alongside the development of the island’s financial markets, says...
China's new guidelines for developing the gold market could result in more gold derivatives in the country.
Investors in Chinese corporate bonds may struggle to recover their money in the event of a bankruptcy, according to FS Asia Advisory.
Structured products issuance in the US public market has undergone a revival with a sudden flood of accelerated growth products
The London Metal Exchange (LME) and the Singapore Exchange (SGX) have joined forces to launch cash-settled mini monthly metals futures contracts to be traded and cleared on the SGX
Following a $3 billion investment agreement made for a copper-gold mine last year, and the recent tender for $10 billion of infrastructure investment, Mongolia seems to be the new land of opportunity, but there are risks. Alex Davis reports
China’s seemingly unstoppable appetite for energy has boosted the country’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) demand forecasts by 48% from earlier estimates, as unconventional supply looks to plug the supply and demand gap, says a new report
In a contribution to Asia Risk’s 15th anniversary edition, Wang Lili, executive director and senior executive vice-president of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, cites the European sovereign debt crisis as a key risk management challenge for...
The International Energy Agency’s claim that China has overtaken the US as the largest energy user, has exacerbated concerns that supply and demand data could be out of sync with price forecasts
AMA projects on hold as Chinese banks get to grips with credit risk portion of Basel II
China’s seemingly insatiable appetite for energy production and consumption reaches new levels as the country unveils plans to increase oil and gas production by a third by 2020
Iraq calls on foreign energy companies, such as BP, Eni and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) to move swiftly to implement their recently awarded contracts
Société Générale promotes Hsiao-Yun Lee to the role of CEO in its private banking arm in China
As growth in developing economies – particularly the Bric countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China – outstrips that of the developed world, companies with sizeable emerging market exposure are looking increasingly attractive to bond investors.
The market for exchange-traded funds in Asia has been slow to develop. A regional benchmark ETF is still lacking, while the promise of high-volume trading in products cross-listed from Europe and the US has yet to materialise. Richard Jory reports from...
The International Energy Agency says game changing events including sovereign debt issues, China’s oil demand and the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill have forced it to revise the way it assesses oil markets
Economists warn fiscal belt-tightening in Europe may exacerbate imbalances in the global economy, leading to sluggish growth and excess liquidity in government bonds.
China hopes to replicate the United States’ success in exploring and producing shale gas as the country looks to tap into new energy resources