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Singapore dollar trade potentially hit by US person rule
The EU regulator has approved a slew of memorandums of understanding with seven more global regulators, paving the way for continued marketing of hedge funds inside and outside Europe
Treatment of Singapore-based branches of US firms unclear
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Consultation on the reporting of derivative contracts includes a reporting threshold for non-financial persons and collateral reporting requirements
Lawyers warn allowing strictest regulation to prevail will create heavy-handed regime
Australian trade reporting rules to be in force by October
Market participants still unclear on the implications of the requirement for multibank platforms trading non-cleared swaps to register as swap execution facilities
Masking of counterparty name extended to June 30, 2014
International frameworks for CCPs should be the primary source of jurisdictional equivalence assessments, according to Iosco's Alder.
Dealers say rules for default fund exposures are an improvement, but risk weights are not tied to "real default probabilities"
Some banks believe capital is - or will be - needed to support guarantees to clients
Key CFTC ruling on scope of Dodd-Frank will arrive "very, very close" to July 12 expiry of current exemptive relief, Wetjen warns - and may not be finalised before that date
Substituted compliance unlikely to work without a global body to settle disputes, says Iosco secretary-general
Asian CCPs under pressure from EU third-country equivalence/recognition deadline squeeze
CFTC commissioner warns lack of clear rules is "a major problem, nearly a crisis"
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