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Monday, 16 July 2018

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  • Employees tug at lacing as they pack an evacuation slide

    Compression could ease Libor transition

    Top News | 26 January 2018

    Swaps compression services that helped banks to slash US$1 quadrillion of derivatives notional could play a vital role in transitioning hundreds of trillions of dollars of contracts away from Libor.

  • Scales at a lawyer's office

    Court blocks appeal in Dexia swaps ruling

    Top News | 19 January 2018

    The English Supreme Court has delivered a blow to Italian local authorities seeking compensation for soured derivatives trades after refusing to grant Comune di Prato permission to appeal against a 2017 judgement in favour of its swap counterparty Dexia Crediop.

  • BBVA signs to swaps clearing utility

    People & Markets | 19 January 2018

    Spain’s BBVA has become the latest bank to outsource derivatives clearing activities to a third party in a sign that regional players are stepping up to plug a gap after larger brokers scaled back.

  • Law survey

    Supreme Court blocks Prato appeal in Dexia swaps ruling

    Ticker | 18 January 2018

    The English Supreme Court has delivered a blow to Italian local authorities seeking compensation for soured derivatives trades after refusing to grant Comune di Prato permission to appeal a 2017 decision in favour of its swap counterparty, Dexia Crediop.

  • ISDA drafts EU-governed contracts on Brexit qualms

    People & Markets | 12 January 2018

    ISDA is drafting French and Irish law-governed versions of its Master Agreement to provide greater certainty over the legal footing of a document underpinning much of the €542trn over-the-counter derivatives market when Britain leaves the European Union.

  • LCH hits swap clearing records amid Brexit noise

    People & Markets | 12 January 2018

    London-based LCH cleared a record US$873trn of over-the-counter derivatives notional in 2017, as the introduction of new products and the rising cost of bilateral exposures overcame uncertainty around the clearinghouse’s future after Brexit.

  • MiFID II setbacks build with dark pool cap delay

    People & Markets | 12 January 2018

    Europe’s sweeping financial market overhaul suffered another setback last week as plans to shift more share trading into lit venues were put on hold after poor quality data thwarted publication of the MiFID II double volume cap.

  • EU exchanges align with Zurich after MiFID II mismatch

    People & Markets | 12 January 2018

    European stock exchanges, including Cboe Europe and Aquis Exchange, have aligned minimum pricing increments for Swiss share trading with Zurich’s SIX Swiss Exchange, which may have gained an unintended competitive advantage under MiFID II.

  • A trader from BGC reacts to the EU BREXIT referendum news

    EU exchanges align with Zurich after MiFID II tick size mismatch

    Ticker | 12 January 2018

    European stock exchanges, including Cboe Europe and Aquis Exchange, have aligned minimum pricing increments for Swiss share trading with Zurich’s SIX Swiss Exchange, which some believe may have been granted an unintended competitive advantage by MiFID II.

  • LCH Group logo

    LCH hits swap clearing records amid Brexit noise

    Ticker | 08 January 2018

    London-based LCH cleared a record US$873trn of over-the-counter derivatives notional in 2017, as the introduction of new products and the rising cost of bilateral exposures overcame uncertainty around the clearinghouse’s future as the UK negotiates its departure from the European Union.

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