A lack of legal statutes over netting in several Asian countries means OTC trades could become prohibitively expensive in a post-Basel III world, potentially pushing international banks out of some markets...
Caught between the rock of Basel III and the hard place of sovereign debt instability, international banks have been retreating from Asia’s credit markets. As local banks ramp up their offering, does...
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Trade finance is crucial to Asia’s developed and developing economies yet its onerous treatment under Basel III threatens to hurt intra-regional commerce. How serious is the threat and will the Basel Committee listen to Asia’s complaints?
With Basel III threatening to choke supply of traditional trade and project finance, the Asia commodities industry is increasingly turning to collateralised financing for growth – with improving liquidity in derivatives markets giving lenders and borrowers...
The negative impact of the counter-cyclical capital buffer on high-growth countries has reinforced the feeling that the Basel III Accord is biased towards the North American and European banking systems at the expense of Asia
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?...
China has taken a measured approach to opening up its domestic market but the decision last month to more than double the QFII quota available to foreign players was unprecedented in its size. Is there more to come?
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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