Monday, 25 May 2015


Basel to move ahead on banking book charges

IFR 2084 23 May 2015 to 29 May 2015

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision is set to move ahead with proposals to introduce a new capital charge for interest rate risk in the banking book (IRRBB), defying warnings from lenders that have lobbied heavily against the move.

Brokers call for CMU swaps extension

IFR 2084 23 May 2015 to 29 May 2015

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.


China drives muni debt swap

IFR 2084 23 May 2015 to 29 May 2015

China’s plan to help local governments swap their debt for bonds might avert a funding crunch for the provinces and help its slowing economy, but it risks suspending reform of its dysfunctional credit markets just to push the debt problem down the road.


Bank rules behind Asia's swollen syndicates

IFR 2084 23 May 2015 to 29 May 2015

Corporate treasurers say tougher regulatory requirements facing banks are forcing issuers to hire greater numbers of bookrunners for bond offerings.

Waiting for ECB impact on mezz

ECB under fire over market-sensitive closed-door speech

21 May 2015

(Reuters) - The European Central Bank is under fire after one of its policymakers gave market sensitive information to an invitation-only conference attended by hedge fund managers, a day before his speech was publicly released.