Nomura, MUFG curb derivatives exposures 

Outstanding positions make up almost one-quarter of Nomura's total leverage exposure

Japanese dealers Nomura and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group cut derivatives exposures by a combined ¥2.5 trillion, ($22.8 billion) or 8%, in the first nine months of 2018, while their local rivals increased them. 

Nomura had ¥14.5 trillion of derivatives exposures, a component of total leverage exposures, which is used to calculate minimum capital requirements, at end-September – down from ¥15.8 trillion at end-2017. MUFG reduced exposures to ¥12.6 trillion from ¥13.8 trillion over the same

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