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US agencies pass rules to shorten settlement cycle

US agencies pass rules to shorten securities settlement cycle bringing it inline with industry standards.

Hong Kong to make LEIs mandatory from April 1, 2019

Hong Kong’s regulators are to apply most of the steps they outlined in an earlier consultation, such as mandating the use of legal entity identifiers and implementing a clearing obligation for standardised Australian dollar swaps

Basel III hits exchange-traded derivatives

Basel III rules hitting exchange traded derivatives by restricting credit to some proprietary traders.

ISDA publishes new Irish and French law master agreements

ISDA provides Irish and French legal versions of its master agreements for firms looking to trade derivatives in the EU once the UK has left the union.

Technology could help drive CMU convergence

Technology could prove a major boost to the EU’s capital markets union and even turn the negatives associated with interconnectedness on its head

Julien Ganter

EU seeks to spur green finance

In the spirit of the Paris Climate Agreement, the EU is looking to make supporting green finance more attractive for banks and investors. By Brian Bloch.

Kevin Taylor

The post-Ibor era continues to evolve

The replacement of Libor et al is a slow, tedious process but the emergence of new financial instruments linked to Sonia offer a glimmer of a Libor-free future. By Farah Khalique.

Bitcoin and wires

Authorities' efforts to regulate cryptocurrencies causing uncertainty

Regulators trying to keep pace with the rapid evolution of cryptocurrencies are coming up with many different approaches in their quest to balance risk without stifling innovation. However, this is creating considerable uncertainty for legitimate cryptocurrency participants. By Dan Barnes.  

Trade bodies highlight industry concerns with new benchmarks

A group of trade bodies have published a report highlighting a number of industry concerns with new interest benchmarks designed to replace the tainted Ibors.

Global standard setters clarify standardised securitisations

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and the International Organization of Securities Commissions have set out further guidance on simple, transparent and comparable securitisations. Justin Pugsley reports.

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