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Sunday, 22 October 2017

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  • China's CDS launch prompts doubts

    People & Markets | 04 November 2016

    China’s launch of credit default swaps in September was hailed as a big step forward for the derivatives markets in the world’s second-largest economy. But it is unclear if there is sufficient interest in the country in taking both sides of any trade, according to Goldman Sachs.

  • LCH targets bank business with bilateral swaps launch

    People & Markets | 04 November 2016

    Clearing house LCH has launched a service focused on the bank-dominated bilateral derivatives business, signalling its intention to expand beyond cleared products.

  • Bitcoin surges on China buying speculation

    People & Markets | 04 November 2016

    Cryptocurrency Bitcoin has surged by more than 10% in recent days, pushing it close to a four-year high, on reports of Chinese purchasing to hedge the recent decline in the renminbi.

  • Agricultural Bank of China building in Beijing

    China CDS launch prompts doubts, says Goldman

    Ticker | 03 November 2016

    China’s launch of credit default swaps in September was hailed as a big step forward for the derivatives markets in the world’s second largest economy. However, it is unclear there is sufficient interest in the country in taking both sides of any trade, according to Goldman Sachs.

  • LCH.Clearnet logo

    LCH targets bank business with bilateral swaps launch

    Ticker | 02 November 2016

    Clearing house LCH has launched a service focused on the bank-dominated bilateral derivatives business, signalling its intention to expand.

  • ECB headquarters

    Credit hedge funds struggle as volatility dives

    Top News | 28 October 2016

    European Central Bank bond buying and depressed volatility are creating a perfect storm for European credit hedge funds, many of which have struggled in recent months to generate good enough returns to justify their fees.

  • Foreign banks spurn US short end as costs rise

    People & Markets | 28 October 2016

    Japanese and European banks are turning their backs on the short end of the US funding curve, after money market reforms implemented this month have pushed up the cost of paper maturing in less than a year.

  • R3 plans November launch for open source blockchain

    People & Markets | 28 October 2016

    R3, the consortium developing blockchain for the financial industry, will make its technology open source by the end of November, in a move it hopes will help create an industry standard.

  • R3 logo

    R3 plans November launch for open source blockchain

    Ticker | 24 October 2016

    R3, the consortium developing blockchain for the financial industry, will make its technology open source by the end of November, in a move it hopes will help create an industry standard.

  • Buyside resists push for standardised collateral

    People & Markets | 21 October 2016

    Buyside derivatives users are pushing back against banks seeking to impose standardised collateral agreements, ahead of rules requiring variation margin on uncleared swaps set to come into force in March.