Taiwan to relax derivatives trading rules for life insurers

Regulator sees more advantages than risks in relaxing the rules

Taipei in Taiwan

Taiwanese authorities are set to relax financial derivatives trading rules for life insurers as early as the year-end, as part of efforts to further develop the island's financial market, a move that could create a single-stock options market worth more than $650 million.

Following the financial crisis, the Taiwanese regulator, the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) imposed more stringent rules on the use of derivatives by life insurers operating in the country but now five years later it

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