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Basel's New Guidance on Derivatives' Counterparties Fixes Shortcomings  

July 31, 2013

In 1973, when the Basel Accord was in its early gestation period, global derivatives markets were primarily comprised of exchange-traded commodity derivatives.

 

U.S. Credit Swaps Fall After Fed Report; BMC Plans Bond Offering  

July 31, 2013

A gauge of corporate credit risk in the U.S. fell for a second day after the Federal Reserve maintained the pace of its bond purchases. BMC Software Inc. is planing to sell $1.38 billion...

 

Asia-Pacific Bond Risk Falls, Credit-Default Swap Prices Show  

July 31, 2013

The cost of insuring corporate and sovereign bonds from non-payment in the Asia-Pacific region outside Japan fell, according to credit-default swap traders.

 

Pensions Affected by Dodd-Frank Have Adequate Collateral  

July 31, 2013

Pension funds should have adequate capital to cover new requirements imposed on the bulk of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives trading by the Dodd-Frank Act

 

Dodd-Frank And The Next Financial Meltdown  

July 31, 2013

This is the last in an 11-part series on the failed promises of the Dodd-Frank financial reform package and the continued, dangerous imbalances in our financial system.

 

Deutsche Bank Net Profit Hit by Legal Charge  

July 30, 2013

Deutsche Bank AG said Tuesday second-quarter net profit halved compared with a year earlier, as it took a charge to boost reserves for potential legal costs, which raised quarterly...

 

Regulators Plan to Boost Scrutiny of Banks on Commodities (2)  

July 30, 2013

U.S. financial regulators will boost scrutiny of banks’ commodities holdings and use their authority to pursue evidence of fraud and manipulation, the heads of two agencies told...

 

Poly Real Estate’s Debt Falls in Trading as Asia Bond Risk Rises  

July 30, 2013

Bonds sold by Poly Real Estate Group Co. (600048), the first U.S. dollar-denominated notes from a Chinese issuer in almost eight weeks, fell in their first day of trading.

 

Whither MiFID? The Future of EU Financial Services Regulation  

July 30, 2013

On June 17, 2013, representatives of the European Council announced that they had finally reached agreement on the long-awaited overhaul of the...

 

Health Management Credit Swaps Decline; WellPoint Issues Bonds  

July 30, 2013

Credit-default swaps tied to Health Management Associates Inc. (HMA) fell to the lowest level in six years as Community Health Systems Inc. (CYH) said it agreed to acquire the company.

 
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