Energy firms find Emir thresholds too close for comfort

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When the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (Emir) came into force in August 2012, many energy companies assumed they would be exempt from requirements to centrally clear over-the-counter derivatives. But with implementation drawing closer, experts warn many energy firms are likely to fall foul of a system of notional thresholds that trigger the need for non-financial counterparties (NFCs) to clear their trades. That could have far-reaching implications, warn market participants, with

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