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  • Debt funds under scrutiny over redemptions

    Debt funds under scrutiny over redemptions

    Market observers believe that investors in open-ended debt funds need to be disincentivised more than they are at present from scrambling to liquidate their holdings in a market downturn.

  • Phase five initial margin deadline passes with EU silent

    Phase five initial margin deadline passes with EU silent

    Derivatives counterparties breathed easy in March when the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and the International Organisation of Securities Commissions announced a year’s delay in the introduction of initial margin rules. But in Europe — with the deadline already passed — legal confirmation has still not appeared.

  • ESMA chooses permanent CCP committee chair

    ESMA chooses permanent CCP committee chair

    Klaus Löber has been selected by the European Securities and Markets Authority as chair of its CCP supervisory committee. ESMA has also picked two other members; all three will be assessed by the European Parliament.

  • FTSE Russell, SGX partner up for derivs

    FTSE Russell, SGX partner up for derivs

    FTSE Russell and Singapore Exchange (SGX) have teamed up to offer investors a range of products across asset classes. It follows the termination of an agreement between SGX and MSCI.

  • Turkish lira madness keeps bond plans on ice

    Turkish lira madness keeps bond plans on ice

    A tumultuous week in Turkish currency markets ended with the lira hitting new lows against the dollar and the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey finally taking action to try and calm volatility. Amid such swings, a sovereign bond issue looks unlikely.

  • SG to derisk structured products

    SG to derisk structured products

    Société Générale will make its structured products less risky, it said, after a difficult first half of the year in its equities business.

  • Lira dip raises spectre of currency crisis for Turkey with banks in crosshairs

    Lira dip raises spectre of currency crisis for Turkey with banks in crosshairs

    Falls in the Turkish lira have reignited concerns about a currency crisis this week, with the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey’s (CBRT) unorthodox exchange rate policy raising questions from investors about the robustness of the country’s respected banking sector. Mariam Meskin and Ross Lancaster report.

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