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Facing pressure from domestic producers and chronic pollution, China's authorities are considering clamps on low grade coal imports – potentially increasing swap activity
The China-based API8 index has provided a risk management solution to the coal contract defaults that befell the industry last year and is gaining traction as one of the latest Asia-based commodity derivatives...
Increasing levels of trade between Africa and China have driven the emergence of an increasingly active RMB derivatives market
This handy guide reviews the various steps banks are taking to improve their risk management techniques, looking at the benefits and pitfalls of each one.
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As the deadline for mandatory central clearing of standardised over-the-counter derivatives draws nearer, South African dealers and regulators face some major infrastructure questions. However, the uncertainty is not reflected in the results of this year’s...
The global structured products market faces many hurdles but Jersey-based Standard Bank Offshore is benefiting from being outside the eurozone and beyond the tarnish of the US and UK banking scandals. Vita Millers talks to Herman Wessels, head of private...
Brent crude's representation in commodity indexes is set to increase as a result of the annual rebalancing of contracts that takes place during this week
Few markets have managed to escape the turmoil created by the prolonged eurozone debt crisis and eleventh-hour debt ceiling agreement in the US, and South Africa is no exception. For the second year in a row, Absa Capital took the top spot in the Risk...
They say the squeaky wheel gets the grease, and participants in South Africa's equity markets must have felt their squeaking had paid off in June, when the country's tax authorities not only halted plans to remove a tax exemption that broker members of...
Basel III’s liquidity ratios do not make sense in South Africa, says Paul Hartwell, chief risk officer of Standard Bank. He’s hoping the country’s regulator will exercise some discretion. By Alex Monro
Technology can provide a competitive advantage in banking. How it is applied by Tier 1 and Tier 2 institutions, to the benefit for their risk management systems, is discussed.
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