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ECB: Populist surge is bad for business  

May 26, 2016

The European Central Bank warned that the rise of populist parties could threaten growth in the eurozone. The bank describes a need for fiscal and structural reforms in most of the area’s 19 member states. But those have currently lost momentum because of better short-term economic conditions as well as rising political risk


India could lose $49 bn in GDP by food price shock  

May 26, 2016

The UN Environment Programme-Global Footprint Network report, entitled 'ERISC Phase II: How food prices link environmental constraints to sovereign credit risk', features countries according to how badly they will be affected if global food commodity prices double.


China's wary lenders force rust-belt country to take expensive shadow bank loans  

May 26, 2016

Mainstream lenders in China are squeezing borrowers in the country's rust-belt provinces, forcing firms to take on higher interest-rate loans from so-called shadow banks, a Reuters analysis of central bank figures shows.


Quantifi Develops Commodity Credit and Counterparty Risk Management Solution with Leading Global Commodity Firm  

May 25, 2016

Quantifi, a specialist provider of risk, analytics and trading solutions, today announced it has developed an enterprise commodity credit and counterparty risk management (CCRM) solution in collaboration with Bunge Limited (“Bunge”), a leading global agribusiness and food company. 


Banks cut budgets for maths and models as rules change  

May 25, 2016

Banks are cutting back their nine-figure budgets for PhDs and complicated risk software ahead of a regulatory clampdown on lenders that use models to make themselves look safer and reduce their capital needs.


Banks outline proposals to avoid clearing house bailouts  

May 25, 2016

The finance industry has outlined proposals to avoid any future government bailouts of derivatives clearing houses, which some critics fear have become the new too-big-to-fail institutions.


Bonds retreat on risk of US policy shift  

May 23, 2016

Yields were continuing to rise across capital markets on Thursday as investors continued to reappraise their outlook for US monetary policy after the Federal Reserve’s unexpectedly hawkish minutes for April.


IFRS 9 to redefine risk recognition and absorption by banks  

May 23, 2016

Ahead of the introduction of International Financial Reporting Standards 9 (IFRS 9), a game-changer for banks across the world, UAE lenders need to prepare themselves to change the processes of reporting credit impairments, according industry experts.


BlackRock Asian Credit Head says China can handle a financial crisis  

May 19, 2016

A leading investor in Asian credit has downplayed the prospect of a financial crisis in China and welcomed the recent increase in bond defaults by Chinese companies.


Fed Alarm Has $8.5 Billion Swedish Money Manager Dumping Risk  

May 19, 2016

SEB Investment Management is avoiding U.S. stock markets and dramatically cutting its risk allocation as the prospect of tighter monetary policy from the Federal Reserve transforms the global landscape for investors.

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