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Forced to move down the bond risk spectrum  

April 30, 2013

QE from the major central banks has created lower and flatter yield curves and this theme remains in play especially now that the BoJ is more aggressively joining the liquidity party.


U.S. Credit Swaps Reach Three-Year Low; McDonald’s to Sell Debt  

April 30, 2013

A gauge of U.S. corporate credit risk dropped to a three-year low as more Americans signed contracts to buy previously owned homes last month.


Europe must fix its broken banks  

April 30, 2013

Recovery in Ireland is hampered by, amongst other things, the overhang of bad debt in the banks, their reluctance to lend and the uncertainty about whether they can avoid another round of re-capitalisation.


Derivatives clearing deadline: Clients may be “left out in the cold”  

April 30, 2013

Buyside investors who haven’t prepared themselves for central clearing of over-the-counter derivatives could find themselves left out in the cold as a US regulatory deadline swiftly approaches, market experts have warned.


U.S. Corporate Credit Swaps Hold as Investors Await GDP Report  

April 29, 2013

A gauge of U.S. corporate credit risk held at a six-week low before a report on first-quarter growth in the world’s largest economy.


SEC’s Canellos Says Enforcers Shifting to Dodd-Frank  

April 29, 2013

George Canellos, co-chief of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s enforcement division, said investigators are turning their focus to enforcing new regulations from the 2010 Dodd Frank Act.


Brown-Vitter Bill Boosts Big Bank Capital Reserves to 15 Percent  

April 26, 2013

Buzzed about in banking circles for weeks, senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and David Vitter (R-LA) and Brown have finally unveiled legislation they claim would end “too big to fail” policies


Japan Corporate Bond Risk at Lowest in Three Years, Swaps Show  

April 26, 2013

The cost of insuring corporate bonds from non-payment in Japan is headed for the lowest close in three years, according to traders of credit-default swaps.


Derivatives Revisions Blocked by Dodd-Frank Backers, Himes Says  

April 26, 2013

U.S. House derivatives legislation designed to roll back some Dodd-Frank Act requirements won’t gain passage because Senate Democrats will resist reopening the 2010 regulatory law, Representative Jim Himes said today.


In full: Barnier's letter to Bernanke  

April 26, 2013

Michel Barnier, the European internal markets commissioner, has written a letter to US Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke calling for a globally-coordinated response to regulation...

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