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UK edges towards federalism with Scotland powers deal

27 November 2014

(Reuters) - Britain agreed to further dismantle its highly centralised system of government on Thursday, striking a political deal to grant Scotland new tax-raising powers in a move critics fear could trigger the beginning of the end of the United Kingdom.

CCP practices under review

Industry proposes CCP principles

27 November 2014

Derivatives industry participants have responded to recent regulatory initiatives on loss absorbing resources and recovery and resolution frameworks for central counterparty clearing firms with their own set of principles for enhancing transparency and consistency in CCP standards.

Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect launched

EU regulatory concerns curb China stock link volumes

27 November 2014

(Reuters) - Concerns by Europe’s top funds watchdog that a landmark Hong Kong-China trading link may not adequately protect investors are preventing thousands of funds from buying Shanghai stocks, threatening the success of the project, market participants told Reuters.

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Banking tricks blunt China's drive to increase lending

27 November 2014

(Reuters) - China hopes that last week’s interest rate cut will increase lending into the economy to shore up flagging growth, but measuring any rise will be impeded by a number of tricks the country’s bankers use to manipulate the figures.

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Obsession with banker pay must stop

IFR 2060 22 November to 28 November 2014 By

Keith Mullin finds the continued focus on remuneration astounding.


ISDA calls for uncleared swaps margin extension

27 November 2014 By Helen Bartholomew

The derivatives industry needs more time to prepare for margin requirements on uncleared swaps as the current timetable leaves just months for counterparties to address sizeable risk management and infrastructure modifications after new rules are finalised

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Turkey day thumb twiddlers

27 November 2014 By

Anthony Peters joins the boredom in London and chews over some raw data.


Oil and central banks

27 November 2014 By

For central banks, lower oil prices pose a communication challenge…

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