With sanctions regimes intensifying recently, particularly across the Middle East, the use of sanctions clauses is becoming more prevalent in banks’ letters of credit, and remains a difficult issue for...
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Vietnam’s economic expansion has been matched by a proliferation of banks. But the regulator is talking tough and is aiming to halve the number of banks and ramp up their risk management capabilities. Is it going to work?
The dark pool sector in Singapore was killed off by onerous regulations. As the SFC later looks to step up its oversight of the activity, the question is whether the Asian market will match its European and North American peers in terms of penetration...
Australia is forging ahead of the rest of Asia in introducing risk-based capital regulation for its insurance industry with the recognition of an illiquidity premium. Could this in turn lead to a solution to Australian banks’ Basel III liquidity issues?...
With accounting standard IFRS 9 due to replace IAS 39 by 2015, Carlos Blanco, Michael Pierce and José Ramón Aragonés explore the implications for energy hedging programmes with emphasis on hedge effectiveness tests and the use of optimal hedge ratios...
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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