A variety of domestic clearing houses are springing up, in some cases helped by a regulatory requirement to clear local currency trades domestically. But how will the various clearing regimes mesh together?...
The iron ore derivatives market is setting new volume records fuelled by higher volatility and increased involvement from Chinese participants. Although financial players are waiting for liquidity to achieve...
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With crude palm oil prices rising 30% in the last six months, interest in hedging downside risk from palm oil producers is on the increase. So are producers locking in prices now or waiting for the market to rise even further?
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US block trading rules have been reproposed following intense criticism, but many dealers suspect the new methodology has been designed to produce the same end result. By Peter Madigan
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Latin American firms are eyeing up the dim sum bond market after America Movil’s debut issuance in February. Other avenues for investment between China and Latin America, such as currency swap arrangements, are also in development
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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