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Demand has switched from downside euro/Swiss franc options to upside options in anticipation of further Swiss franc weakening measures from SNB, say senior options traders
Old Mutual and Legal & General managers say the time is right for a shift, while Artemis's Littlewood disagrees
Dramatically reduced liquidity in August, coupled with sovereign debt concerns in the eurozone, have combined to strengthen the Swiss franc, say strategists
Dealers say volumes have been light as market participants try to work out scope of bans – with confusion arising on index trades and the geographic reach of the rules
Regulators need to protect markets from "rumours and false information" say bans' supporters
Scottish Widows Investment Partnership's Steven Logan picks out certain high-yield debt, looks to launch new fund
Korean regulators unveiled a three-month short-selling ban in a bid to calm equity markets following a 17% fall in the Kospi since the start of this month. The prohibition went live on August 10, forcing major dealers to unload excess stock inventory...
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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