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December 27, 2012
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  • BoE to invite comments on central counter-party risk standards
    The dealer community and other market participants will be given an opportunity to offer their views on central counter-party (CCP) risk to the Bank of England, said Edwin Schooling Latter, head of the BoE's payments and infrastructure division. "We will undoubtedly do a better job as supervisors if we not only listen to the directors and operators of financial market infrastructures, but also to their participants," he said at a BofE event. "I'm sure all the FMIs in the room will agree with that." (subscription required) (12/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Loose regulation of China's trust companies worries some
    The announcement by an arm of China Citic Group -- that it was delaying a payment to investors due Dec. 20 because one of its debtors missed a payment -- has highlighted the problems with lax regulation of China's trust companies. Weeks earlier, a branch of state-owned Huaxia Bank failed to pay the promised interest on a mature wealth-management product. The Wall Street Journal (12/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Corporate bond returns set to drop in 2013
    Corporate bonds are unlikely to yield the impressive 9.6% returns from the U.S. and 13.3% returns from Europe that they saw in 2012, writes Richard Barley, so investors may want to look to Spanish and Italian corporate bonds for high yields in the coming year. He also recommends examining subordinated European bank and insurance debt. The Wall Street Journal (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CFTC staffers find themselves in demand by employers
    Staffers at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission who have worked on rules that apply to Wall Street are finding themselves in demand by companies that have to comply with those rules or give advice to other firms on how to follow them. At least nine employees have left the CFTC for new jobs at firms in accounting, law and finance since June, Jamila Trindle writes. The Wall Street Journal (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Japan considering raising capital requirements for more banks
    Japan's Financial Services Agency is considering holding banks beyond the nation's three biggest to stricter capital requirements starting in 2016. The Financial Stability Board already requires three Japanese banks to set aside more capital to protect the stability of the global banking system. Reuters (12/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Carney open to unconventional policy tools at BoE
    The Bank of England's incoming governor, Mark Carney, signaled in a Dec. 11 speech that he may support use of unconventional monetary policy tools by the central bank, such as issuing interest rate guidance and printing money to lift Britain's economy. Many believe that Carney, currently head of the Bank of Canada, will turn first to rate guidance since he used it in 2009 to guarantee low interest rates to Canadian businesses after the financial crisis. The Wall Street Journal (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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