Repo markets in Asia set to grow on the back of Basel III

Don't fear the repo

Growing grass pots

Repurchase agreement markets in Asia are dwarfed by those in the US and Europe. Many Asian financial markets had no need of them, with bank financing predominantly coming from unsecured interbank loans.

However, a combination of central banks looking to spur growth in their debt capital markets and outside pressures generated by Basel III and other international regulations is making the versatile repo transaction an attractive option both in terms of financing and in the increasingly important

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