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2011

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  1. Yahoo Beats Out Google to Become Mozilla’s Default U.S. Search Engine

    Big changes are coming to Mozilla, as Google will no longer be the global default search provider for the Firefox browser anymore. Instead, Yahoo will become the default U.S.search option in the browser for the next five years, under a new...

  2. Smart beta indexes gain currency with Asian investors

    Despite some high-profile failures banks and index providers are bullish It isn't an overstatement to say that the universe of indexes has exploded in recent years with many more of these instruments now available from a host of providers including...

  3. Poor liquidity stalls long-dated Thai derivatives market

    Demand is strong but supply is constrained due to stuctural issues Thai markets had a tumultuous six months in the first half of the year, following December's anti-government protests. With the staging of a coup in May, and the imposition of a...

  4. Ossiam rewarded for innovation in strategies

    Ossiam wins ETF provider award Specialist exchange-traded funds (ETF) provider Ossiam was rewarded for its focus on innovation over the past year as investors piled into strategies aimed at smart exposure to equities, commodities and fixed income.

  5. 4 Pitfalls to Avoid Heading Into the Holidays

    Yes, I know it’s hard to believe, but the holidays are here again. I know all of our brands and teams have been planning already for months and are now just fine-tuning their plans for success. The National Retail Federation is forecasting the...

  6. US bilateral margin rules: a hit parade of horrors

    US regime differs on currency, threshold, eligible collateral and non-financials Rules requiring margin to be exchanged on non-cleared swaps have been in the works for three years and are not set to take effect until the end of 2015, but in August...

  7. Conflict of interest: banks call for unity on Eonia

    Traders fear swap market will be split by 0% floor disputes Three different banks, three different answers: yes, says one senior rates trader, his bank will be paying. No, says one markets head, the bank's lawyers are very clear on the matter – no...

  8. LNG market participants shun Japanese forwards

    Contract hit by lack of interest and fears over pricing methodology A new Japanese forward contract for liquefied natural gas (LNG) is off to a slow start and has yet to see a single trade since its launch on September 12, according to market...

  9. EU stress tests see €46bn trading loss for G-Sibs

    Estimated losses are lower than in last crisis, analysts say The largest European banks would suffer aggregate trading losses of €46.6 billion in the worst-case scenario envisaged by EU-wide bank stress tests, results of which were published...

  10. Stress tests and capital adequacy: the story so far

    A review of Risk.net's coverage of stress tests and oversight Since the 2008 financial crisis brought leading banks around the world to the brink of collapse, regulators have been focused on ensuring the institutions they supervise could survive...

  11. Fines to rise as regulators continue to punish misconduct

    Repeated conduct failures lead to increase in average penalty amount Big fines against banks and other financial institutions are increasing, as demonstrated by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announcement that it posted a record...

  12. Google Panda and the High Risk of Using Aggressive or Deceptive Advertising

    In my previous posts about Panda, I’ve hammered one important point over and over again. User engagement is critically important. If users are showing low engagement, and yielding low dwell time, then that’s a giant invitation to the mighty Panda.

  13. New role for Okazawa at BNPP, and other recent job moves

    Job changes in the derivatives, regulation and risk industry throughout Asia BNP Paribas has appointed Kyoya Okazawa as head of equity derivatives distribution, global equities and commodity derivatives (GECD), Asia-Pacific, in addition to his...