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  1. Nigel Wilson: industry must take lead in shaping new products

    Wilson also said the tenets of behavioural economics should be applied by the government and industry to incentivise private savings by individuals. This has been a real policy achievement and we should celebrate the success of our industry in...

  2. BoE’s Cunliffe: era of free liquidity is over

    But there has also been a broad impact on market-making of all kinds – ranging from cash equities to government bonds – because it has become more expensive to hold large inventories. Market participants ‘will have to pay more’ to get in and out of...

  3. New head for Australian anti-money laundering unit

    Jevtovic will become chief executive of the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (Austrac), a government agency charged with countering money laundering and terrorism finance in Australia.

  4. Poor liquidity stalls long-dated Thai derivatives market

    Government policy has not always helped the situation in Thailand, but there are now signs that Bangkok may be prepared to tackle some of the problems faced by buyers of long-term debt. Thai markets had a tumultuous six months in the first half of...

  5. Morgan Stanley's delivers 'turn of the month' triumph

    Despite this already broad offering, Chamberlain believes there is room for the business to grow in the UK when the government's planned changes to pensions rules come into force next year, bringing the mandatory purchase of annuities to an end...

  6. Nationwide: ABS markets need more than warm words

    Traditionally, Nationwide's assets and liabilities committee (Alco) would be the home for discussions on managing liquidity through, for example, the purchase of liquid government bonds. "There does seem to be this sense in which covered bonds are...

  7. The secrets of successful energy trading firms

    In 2009, under increasing pressure over the compensation paid to Phibro employees after its bailout by the US government, Citi sold Phibro to California-based oil producer Occidental Petroleum. Training programmes, innovation and risk-taking among...

  8. FSB warns of spillovers from new bank structures

    Liquidity may also be impacted, particularly through rules on government bond-buying. The Volcker rule permits proprietary trading of government bonds by a retail bank, but only US government bonds and the home-country's bonds of a foreign...

  9. Asia needs regional securities depository within five years

    Indonesian or Filipino government bonds are not visible as collateral outside of their home markets, for example. Enough collateral in the system for now – but this will change While current levels of G-3 currency collateral are sufficient to meet...

  10. LNG market participants shun Japanese forwards

    Japan’s government is keen to see an end to the ‘Asia premium’ – the relatively high prices that Asian buyers pay for gas compared with their counterparts elsewhere. Contract hit by lack of interest and fears over pricing methodology

  11. The changing face of UK retail structured products

    Alongside technological developments, the future growth of the market for structured products may hinge on whether participants can capitalise on the UK government's recently announced changes to pension regulation.

  12. Shanghai RMB crude contract faces margin and legal hurdles

    According to a source close to the product design team, currently most of the contract's specifications and trading rules have been confirmed and all that is required is approval from the CSRC and the State Council – essentially the Chinese...

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  13. Japan trust business helps BNY Mellon to Asia award

    One Japanese client who used BNY Mellon's tri-party collateral services as part of a deal to lend out a Japanese government bond in return for global equities from the borrowers, was particularly impressed with the bank's reputation as a...

  14. Deutsche AWM masters India non-resident product risks

    The worry for many investors, though, is that, since the Indian government clearly needs dollars, there is little to stop it suddenly imposing currency controls and preventing the dollars leaving the country.

  15. Industry picks holes in BCR proposals

    The association recommends insurers subject to the BCR discount liabilities based on the rates of risk-adjusted liquid interest rate swaps or government bonds – if the former market is less liquid in a given jurisdiction – plus several adjustments...