Central clearing obligations cause collateral headaches in Asia

Collateral thinking


Bank share prices have been a source of abject misery in recent years but CEOs and investors alike received a fillip with the January 7 decision by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision to relax the approach for the liquidity coverage ratio (LCR). UK industry stalwart Barclays saw a near 4% increase in its share price in a single day while the Stoxx Europe 600 Banks Index hit a 17-month high. The effect on Asia’s better capitalised banks was less obvious: DBS for example saw a slight dip to

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