As CCPs in the region gear up for clearing, banks need to make a critical decision about whether to join up. Which clearing house is currently on top?
Banks are advising companies to protect themselves against an expected rise in interest rates. But with rates so low and the cost of swaps so high, does hedging really make sense?
The Dalian Commodity Exchange saw the first delivery of its iron ore contract this month – does the success of the onshore China contract threaten Singapore Exchange’s pre-eminent position in the iron...
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Ice, CME and Eurex have all staked a claim on the Asian clearing markets via a range of methods including buyouts, tie-ups and new ventures – but it’s not clear if their moves will be successful
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