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Fed data show official-sector holdings of US agency securities rose for a 12th straight week; auction for seven-year US Treasury bills displayed growing demand for dollar denominated assets
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In response to industry fears of a collateral crunch, regulators have revised the proposed rules on margining for uncleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.You can find out more by downloading this white paper here.
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