Revised Basel rules provide little capital incentive for clearing members to clear trades on behalf of clients, bankers argue
Mifid II update: potential position limits and narrowed exemptions likely for commodity traders
Risk sentiment appeared to make a comeback in forex markets yesterday, as options volatility fell from record highs and the euro rallied in response to the deal announced after the Euro Summit in Br...
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A senior official at the Hong Kong securities watchdog says some exceptions are likely to be made to proposed new extraterritoriality rules on mandatory clearing and reporting OTC derivatives in Hon...
Panellists speaking at a derivatives industry event in Hong Kong believe Asia is unlikely to meet its obligations to have full mandatory clearing in 14 months – the deadline established in the 200...
ECB invokes US legal amendment providing it with broad immunities and says it might stop using US dealers unless granted exemptions from Dodd-Frank Act rules
Spreads flat or slightly tighter despite political squabbling over size of EFSF
Call for new labels as Jack Reed, senator for Rhode Island, notes that ETFs have been labelled the "new weapons of mass destruction"
The new rules are "another instance of the authorities blaming the wrong people and imposing the wrong policies", says Cass's Ian Marsh
Chair of European Parliament's Econ committee believes CRD IV should mirror Emir corporate exemptions, but has not yet decided whether sovereign counterparties should enjoy the same benefit
A new ‘Brics exchanges alliance’ has been formed to allow investors to trade equity index derivatives of each participating exchange in local currencies. The move comes as Asian exchanges increa...
The majority of respondents to an online poll support central bank liquidity access for CCPs, but critics argue this would be likely to lead to the break-up of multi-currency clearers
Banco de España chose not to report Santander’s sovereign derivatives exposure to the EBA because it was 'not material'
The FSB warns that some regulations appear to be contrary to the spirit of the OTC derivatives reforms agreed by G-20 members – a statement some believe was prompted by a disagreement over the sco...
Risk perceptions on European banks fall as Merkel and Sarkozy agree to produce a recapitalisation plan within the month
The Central Bank of Chile has the authority to stop financial institutions netting down their transactions, which participants fear might prevent central counterparties from being able to clear cont...
Owner of Natixis overstated derivatives exposure to France by €3.4 billion after mixing up notional and mark-to-market numbers
The decision by Moody’s to downgrade Lloyds and RBS fails to spark surge in CDS spreads, while other European banks finish more or less unchanged on the week despite continuing woes in the eurozone
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