US regulatory concerns about liquidity of government securities collateral could be resolved by access to the Fed’s discount window, CCP officials say
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Artificially low volatility leaves firms nervous about the future – and looking for fixed-income alternatives
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Changing hats – November 2013
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Major US banks are failing on key risk management tasks, regulator says
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The relaxation of the Fed stance on tapering hasn't reassured South-east Asian corporates
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