Philippines central bank eases derivatives regulations

The liberalisation of the Philippines derivatives market received a boost last month as the Central Bank of the Republic of the Philippines, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), issued a circular containing amendments to the regulations governing banks' derivatives activities.

As a dealer, universal and commercial banks may now originate and distribute organised market-traded (meaning either on an exchange or BSP-recognised over-the-counter market) financial derivatives without prior approval of

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