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Asian CCPs under pressure from EU third-country equivalence/recognition deadline squeeze
Nick Smith appointed as replacement
Many financial institutions in Asia would not be in a position to comply with Dodd-Frank cross-border applications should the CFTC’s exemptive order expire on schedule on July 12
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Inconsistent rules are damaging financial intermediation, says senior Japanese banker
Responses to Iosco's Principles for Financial Benchmarks reveal concerns that many markets will not be able to support transactions-based rates; RBA questions 'lexicographic hierarchy'
Returns for hedging via long-term cross-currency swaps are attractive, but few are able to do so because of the lack of credit support annexes in place
Australian regulators are looking at whether to mandate clearing of OTC derivatives, but the market is already moving to clear without a mandate in place
Extraterritorial aspects of European legislation such as Emir likely to be keenly felt by Asian firms, says Asifma
Economic fundamentals, not credit ratings, should drive Basel III risk weightings, argues CIMB markets head
Current treatment of initial margin on uncleared swaps will cost Australian banks $21 billion
Infrastructure to clear RMB trades in Singapore is now live
Facing pressure from domestic producers and chronic pollution, China's authorities are considering clamps on low grade coal imports – potentially increasing swap activity
Indian reticence over Emir steps up pressure on EC equivalency regime
Chinese regulator Safe's efforts to simplify investment into the country seen as a further sign of renminbi liberalisation
Institutional demand for Topix options outweighs supply and is creating basis risk for dealers hedging their positions
Equivalence and substituted compliance issues must be resolved quickly, or financial markets will be affected, says Kono at Japanese FSA
Recent mark-to-market gains on legacy yen-denominated loans make now a tempting time to hedge, according to Thai market players
Inverted yield curve provides rich pickings for investors
Sebi bans the newly formed local hedge fund industry from forex and commodity derivatives to curb speculation in these markets.
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