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Capital markets gives readers timely analysis on structured finance, debt and equity such as major exchanges revealing listing policies, Eurozone redenomination plans and navigating US derivatives reform.  When important changes happen, we’ll cover them.  Subscribers receive a regular email alert. 

Structured finance

  • Start hedging CNY – now

    27 Aug 2015

    Earlier this month the People’s Bank of China changed the way it calculates the daily fixing rate of the yuan against the US dollar. Corporates must now better manage their currency risk

  • CFTC issues first derivatives clearing exemption

    20 Aug 2015

    The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has issued its first exemption from registration as a derivatives clearing organisation (DCO) to Australia's ASX Clear

  • HKEx bets on hedging amid yuan depreciation

    13 Aug 2015

    The onshore currency's recent depreciation could be a boon for the Hong Kong Exchanges Group’s push into fixed income, currencies and commodities, said CEO Charles Li

  • Fannie and Freddie step towards union

    06 Aug 2015

    The issuance of a common security by the GSEs could be a move towards their combination, and could spark other much-needed RMBS reforms

  • Exchange-traded derivatives launch in Vietnam

    05 Aug 2015

    Decree 42, which took effect last month, establishes futures and options where the underlying assets are listed shares, bonds and units

  • APAC comes up to speed on FMI resolution

    30 Jul 2015

    The Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures and Iosco are beginning Level 3 assessments for compliance with their principles for financial markets infrastructures. Asian regulators should take note

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  • Kuwait prepares maiden sovereign sukuk

    28 Aug 2015

    The government is looking to diversify its funding sources in the wake of the drastic oil price slump

  • S$ bonds' covenant evolution

    19 Aug 2015

    The proliferation of private banks has made the Singapore-dollar debt capital markets an attractive destination for foreign issuers. But a flurry of lower credits could be changing its composition

  • What’s damaging secondary bond liquidity

    18 Aug 2015

    A PricewaterhouseCoopers report has revealed the primary causes of illiquidity in global fixed income markets. The cumulative impact of post-crisis regulations is a major culprit

  • Panda bonds prioritised for IMF recognition of RMB

    06 Aug 2015

    An IMF staff report released on Monday has highlighted the importance of the ‘freely usable’ criteria in its review of the renminbi. Kickstarting the panda bond market is crucial to meeting these requirements

  • Brazil's infra model to grow local bond markets

    30 Jul 2015

    The country plans to diversify project financing sources with a system that balances national development bank loans with domestic debt offerings

  • Delinking high yield from debt walls

    22 Jul 2015

    European counsel are speculating over the source of high-yield dealflow this coming cycle. Opinion is divided, and the debate has revived the wall-of-debt concept

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