Asia Risk - Volume 14/ Issue 9

Cleaning up

Asia’s exchanges have been slow to warm to the idea of a pan-Asian central clearer, which could create opportunities for foreign groups such as the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Georgina Lee speaks with the exchange’s head of clearing, Kimberly Taylor

Drastic action

Authorities at the centre of the financial crisis are prescribing more regulation and more capital as appropriate measures to prevent a similar calamity in the future. But a study released this month by Japanese think-tank, the National Institute for…

Turbulence in Taipei

Taiwan has a reputation as one of Asia’s more open financial markets. But a Supreme Court ruling last year that raised concerns about the enforceability of close-out netting and new regulatory changes that have impeded the ability of banks to offer…

Battling the benchmark

In 2007, investors demanded more active commodity indexes to capitalise on the bull run in the asset class. But benchmarks and beta offerings alike were hit by last year’s drawdown. Will this lead investors to abandon directional offerings in favour of…

Battle formations

Major Chinese entities and international banks are steeling themselves for a protracted battle on multiple fronts related to the use of over-the-counter derivatives. The confrontation is killing business and preventing some Chinese entities from hedging…

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