Holding minority stakes in other banks is capitally onerous under Basel III but with a majority of states in the region capping foreign ownership, mergers and acquisitions across Asia are facing serious...
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No Singaporean entity has applied to register with the CFTC either as a swap dealer or a major swap participant, leaving the treatment of local branches of US firms unclear and raising the prospect of conflicting oversight between the CFTC and MAS
With long-term bonds in short supply and falling interest rates putting pressure on earnings, Asian insurers are considering giving up on asset-liability matching in order to chase yield. Blake Evans-Pritchard reports
A sharp fall in the value of the rupee has left Indian exporters reluctant to hedge. With many corporates saddled with large-scale US dollar borrowings, mark-to-market losses on the balance sheet are also a concern – if those losses are realised
The move towards OIS discounting is proving difficult enough for banks in US and European markets but firms in Asia are facing the added difficulty of a dealing with multiple currencies
Palm oil hedging has continued to grow healthily in the face of wild price swings over the past 18 months. But there is still no viable Indonesian contract, leaving the industry exposed to basis risk from the world’s biggest producer
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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