More bond market transparency desirable, say Iosco panelists

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Bond market transparency has major benefits, but regulators should be wary of being too heavy-handed in an attempt to enforce it. This was one conclusion of a panel at the 2006 conference of the International Organization of Securities Commissions in Hong Kong in June.

Experience in the US shows that "doomsday predictions" that price transparency would discourage dealers from committing capital and providing liquidity did not materialise, said Roel Campos, a commissioner at the US Securities

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