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Rules, low demand hinder Malaysian Basel III sukuk  

September 27, 2013

Malaysia is in many ways one of the world's leading Islamic financial markets, but regulatory issues and comfortable balance sheets are causing it to lag behind the Gulf in one innovation: capital-boosting sukuk.

 

Snubbing bank capital for hybrids  

September 27, 2013

Tougher lending policies are threatening to drive Asia’s private-banking clients away from bank capital and towards corporate hybrids.

 

CFTC Approves Two Further SEFs As America Bolsters Institutional FX Industry  

September 27, 2013

North America’s FX industry is currently experiencing what could be very much described as a dichotomy, whereby the continued exodus of retail business from the region is being strongly counteracted by America’s institutional sector

 

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.

 
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