US Treasury considers repo alternatives

The Bond Market Association (BMA) has published new guidelines on negative rate repo trading in an attempt to encourage market participants to continue trading when repo rates drop below zero - a phenomenon that can occur when there is a severe shortage of a particular issue.

The rules, published on March 28, have been pushed along by officials at the US Treasury, who are worried that the world's biggest bond market could succumb to another supply-demand imbalance such as the one that resulted in

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