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UK investors, banks at odds over who to cover clearing house risks  

February 27, 2014

Britain's race to shield taxpayers from a potentially new breed of "too big to fail" financial firms is pitting investors against banks over who pays the bill if one of the clearing houses handling the trillions of dollars of trades made each year in financial markets runs into trouble.


Fed's Tarullo warns on credit risk  

February 27, 2014

The Federal Reserve's leading bank supervisor, Daniel Tarullo, said Tuesday that he is seeing modestly increased risks in credit markets, particularly in corporate bonds and leveraged loans.


EU derivatives rules sow confusion in metals markets  

February 26, 2014

The bloc's European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) is a package of reforms drawn up in response to the global financial crisis, in which less regulated market conditions allowed contagion to spread quickly. 


Wells Fargo, BofA Targeting Lonely Dodd-Frank Republican  

February 26, 2014

Representative Walter Jones was a rare Republican who backed tough banking regulations after the 2008 economic collapse. Now Wall Street wants him out of office.


Citi receiving regulatory approval from the Fed last Friday is an affirmation of improved capital positioning  

February 26, 2014

The Fed permitting Citigroup Inc to exit parallel Basel III reporting and transition to Basel III advanced approaches clearly amplifies Citigroup’s balance sheet strength, note Credit Suisse analysts.


Citigroup Revises Capital Ratio Target  

February 26, 2014

Citigroup Inc. recently lowered the set target for its Basel III Tier 1 common capital ratio from 10% to 9.5%. However, the targeted ratio remains above the minimum requirement by 50 basis points (bps). 


EU Searches for Meaning of Derivative as Rules Take Effect  

February 26, 2014

The EU’s top markets regulator, the European Securities and Markets Authority, asked the European Commission to clarify what a derivative is as it grapples with harmonizing trade reporting rules across the 28-nation bloc.


Moody’s warns of capital concerns for India’s banks  

February 25, 2014

Global rating agency Moody’s Investors Services on Monday warned that Indian banks will require more capital than what the government has allocated in last week’s interim budget.


Markets flooded with cash, should Fed prep to stamp out risk?  

February 24, 2014

A debate is growing louder within the Federal Reserve over whether it should stand ready to raise interest rates to prick any risky asset bubbles that its regulatory tools might fail to address.


Government may have to increase capital infusion to banks  

February 24, 2014

The government may have to increase its capital infusion to state-owned banks if lenders are unable to sell additional Tier 1 bonds in the financial year that begins April 1, analysts said.

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