The foreign legion
A crude measure
Undermining commodities hedging
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 critical mass, dealers say iron ore has the...
Mongolia's derivatives market is in its infancy – but the promise of future returns is luring international banks to Ulan Bator
Asian challenge to crude benchmarks
Barriers to entry
Land of plenty
In the tightly regulated Chinese economy, the launch of ETFs linked to overseas shares marks a new form of investment vehicle available to mainland investors. However, challenges still remain due to structural differences in Chinese manufactured ETFs
Strong balance sheets mean Asian banks are well placed to meet Basel III increased capital requirements but the disparate state of the regional regulatory framework means the technological challenges of meeting the rules could be significant
End of the road for double-deckers?
Left on the shelf