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Proposed revisions appear to catch back-to-back trades that are used to get exposure into European CCPs
SGX head of clearing risk urges greater cooperation among region's regulators
Final rules on margin requirements for non-centrally cleared derivatives are expected within weeks, including a long-awaited exemption for forex swaps and forwards
Temporary rules for portfolio margining by clients are set to expire in December. Hedge funds say they will stay on the sidelines until they know what happens next
A change in CFTC rules could lead to clearing members having to increase default fund contributions at CME and other US CCPs
HM Revenue & Customs "does not wish to discourage" client clearing business, which is caught by UK balance sheet tax
Eleven CCPs say they will apply to Esma for approval – sparing European members a capital hit – but Canada's CDCC has no plans to go through the process
Third-party collateral requirements not acknowledged in current standard clearing broker contracts
Rival services from Markit and Traiana are gaining support, but detractors claim the hubs could be made redundant by CCP credit checks
Indian regulator takes explicit responsibility for supervising the Mumbai-based clearing house
Esma has ignored calls to exempt covered bond vehicles from clearing, to the dismay of issuers
The launch of an interim trade reporting service last week by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority has prompted complaints from banks over excessive operational requirements
Pension funds look for alternatives to OTC inflation swaps, as clearing services remain on the drawing board
Only two FCMs are currently offering margin offsets between interest rate swaps and futures at CME
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