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ECB aims for simpler collateral rules post crisis: Minutes  

September 27, 2013

The European Central Bank aims to simplify the rules it applies to securities banks post at the central bank for funding once the crisis is over

 

Basel III dollar issue from Asia, at last  

September 24, 2013

Two banks in Asia intend to offer the first capital-eligible bonds to comply with Basel III regulations, providing a chance to gauge demand and pricing for the new asset class in the region.

 

Exchanges’ Credit Ratings at Risk Amid Computer Errors  

September 24, 2013

Technical malfunctions at stock exchanges around the world are putting their owners’ credit ratings in jeopardy, according to Standard & Poor’s.

 

Wealthy Asians snub bank capital bonds  

September 20, 2013

Private bankers said they are reducing the margin loans, or leverage, they make available to buyers of loss-absorbing capital instruments that expose investors to the risk of permanent principal losses.

 

DERIVATIVES: Equities get swap collateral approval  

September 20, 2013

Regulators have given their seal of approval to equities as an eligible source of initial margin for uncleared swaps, after concerns that a shrinking pool of high quality debt securities could fail to meet the rising requirement for collateral. 

 

ECB advisers call for more long-term loans  

September 20, 2013

Another round of ultra-long European Central Bank loans early next year would help boost market confidence and lower money market rates, several members of an ECB expert group said at a meeting earlier this month.

 

Credit Swaps in U.S. Fall; Hilton to Sell $3.25 Billion of Bonds  

September 19, 2013

A gauge of U.S. company credit risk fell for the third straight day as Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting. Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. plans to sell $3.25 billion of bonds.

 

Frontloading rules for derivatives could harm pension funds – ISDA  

September 19, 2013

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association and the British Bankers Association (BBA) have called on the European Commission to exempt pension funds from frontloading obligations for OTC derivatives.

 

Are Corporate Bonds Another Bubble in the Making?  

September 19, 2013

The bond bonanza continued on Monday as another $8.75 billion of new corporate bonds were sold. The total could have been higher had a couple of deals not been pushed out to the next few days.

 

4 Landmark Moves That Backstopped Consumers  

September 19, 2013

In the wake of the financial crisis, regulators and lawmakers got tough on some of the worst actors at the root of the recession and wrote a pile of checks to stimulate the economy.

 
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