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The recovery in Japan’s banking sector means that country’s banks are closer to meeting the minimum capital adequacy requirements of Basel II than was anticipated even 12 months ago. However, challenges remain, particularly with regards to data. By...
BNP Paribas is set to reorganise its fixed-income business by splitting its marketing and trading activities. The new set-up replaces a structure where the division was split into three areas: foreign exchange, interest rates and credit.
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing has scheduled a number of new initiatives for 2005 to combat flagging investor interest in derivatives. It also plans to expand and promote its distribution of market data to a wider user base in the Far East.
With the implementation of Basel II firmly on the agenda for Japan's banks, Shunsuke Shirakawa of the Financial Services Agency talks about how the Japanese regulator will approach the challenges posed by the new Accord.
French bank BNP Paribas has created a sub-index to its CJ50 index of the 50 most liquid Japanese credit default swaps (CDS). Called CJ Flex, the sub-index is referenced on about 30 investment-grade credits, worth a total notional amount of more than ¥10...
The issuance of arbitrage synthetic and cash collateralised debt obligations (CDOs) in Japan is set to remain at a standstill due to tight credit spreads, according to a report published by Moody’s Investors Service.
Resecuritisation deals - collateralised loan obligations (CLOs) backed by structured finance securities - are likely to grow in Japan, according to a report issued this week by Moody’s Investors Service.
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