Taiwan further relaxes domestic equity derivative trading rules

Onshore regulator looks to boost domestic derivative sector by broadening types of assets firms can trade


Taiwan regulators recently relaxed rules to allow local securities firms to sell foreign currency-denominated derivatives linked to the local equity market through an offshore securities unit (OSU), as part of wider moves to strengthen the domestic finance sector.

The OSU is a type of offshore banking unit that was established by Taipei's Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) in March last year with the aim of developing local securities houses by enabling them to engage in international deals

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