Green light for Indian CDSs

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the country's central bank, has confirmed that commercial banks and primary dealers will be allowed to trade credit default swaps (CDSs) under new moves to liberalise the country's financial sector.

The long-awaited proposals are in the consultation stage and banks have been asked to respond to draft guidelines released by the RBI on May 16.

But dealers have already criticised the draft for being overly conservative. Under the proposals, only vanilla single

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