Korean parliament fails to pass clearing bill

Korean setback puts at risk September deadline for recognising KRX

Korea National Assembly
Korea National Assembly: voting failure

Korea's National Assembly has failed to pass a new bill on reforming the country's default risk waterfall model, raising questions about whether the EU will be able to grant Korea Exchange third-country central counterparty (CCP) status ahead of a September deadline.

The new law is needed to bring Korea more in line with Europe's clearing framework by making sure that, in the event of a default, the exchange assumes a portion of the losses before non-defaulting members start to foot the bill.

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