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The rapid liberalisation of China’s stock markets is generating demand for new risk management tools as international investors await a landmark decision from index provider MSCI on the inclusion of mainland A-shares in its benchmark Emerging Markets index.
Primary dealers are intensifying calls for European government issuers to harmonise the way they auction bonds. Facing a crippling capital regime under Basel III, rates businesses are on an efficiency drive and the complex web of auction systems, processes, procedures and calendar clashes that make up the European government bond market is proving costly and cumbersome to manage.
An ambitious pan-European Capital Markets Union framework that is currently being prepared to break down national barriers and improve corporate access to financing, should be expanded to over-the-counter derivatives, some industry groups suggest.