Double trade reporting burden for international banks in Hong Kong

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International banks have hit out at the extra operational requirements caused by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority's (HKMA) decision to force banks to report over-the-counter derivative transactions locally rather than following Singapore's lead of using a global trade repository service.

As from last week the HKMA has required all licensed banks in Hong Kong to report interest rate swap and non-deliverable forward transactions to the Hong Kong Trade Repository (HKTR). This is an interim measure

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