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ESMA ponders extending clearing exemptions

ESMA ponders over extending three dates involving the treatment of certain transactions covering third countries

ESMA consults on tick size regime to preserve EU trading venue competitiveness

ESMA consults on tick size regimes relating to financial instruments marginally traded on an EU-located venues

CFTC moves to streamline rules for swaps dealers

CFTC published proposal to streamline rules for swaps dealers and asks for views on segregated accounts

CFTC consults on setting position limits for security futures products

The CFTC is asking for views on its proposal to provide more discretion on the setting of position limits for security futures products

FSB decides cryptocurrencies need monitoring

FSB plans to monitor potential impact of cryptocurrencies but warns over lack of data.

Andrew Bailey

Industry scrambles for solutions to make new interest rate benchmarks work

The determination of regulators to ditch the use of the Ibor interest rate benchmarks and swap them for new ones is increasing concern among some market participants that the replacements will not be up to the job. By Farah Khalique.

Global standard setters ask if derivatives reforms have worked as intended

Global standard setters led by the FSB are consulting on whether reforms designed to make standardised OTC derivatives contracts safer have worked as intended

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.