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November 20, 2012
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  • Deploy Basel III quickly and globally, German regulator says
    Elke Koenig, president of German financial regulator BaFin, says the best way to implement Basel III is quickly. Koenig says criticism of the rules, years in the making and designed to avoid another global meltdown, has surprised her. "There is no way around introducing Basel III as swiftly as possible, and I mean globally," she said. Reuters (11/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • FSA might let retail banks sell certain derivatives
    U.K. banks might end up peddling derivatives to small companies once their retail operations are ring fenced, Financial Services Authority Chairman Adair Turner said. That revelation is a reversal of an original proposal. "We can see some arguments why a relaxation might be legitimate and OK provided that it is wrapped around with some limits as to the scale of this book relative to the total scale of the balance sheet," Turner said. Reuters (11/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • LCH.Clearnet and SGX reportedly discuss clearing deal
    LCH.Clearnet and Singapore Exchange are discussing a possible partnership for clearing of currency derivatives, sources say. Both companies offer clearing of foreign exchange derivatives. The proposed deal would focus on non-deliverable forwards, putting LCH and SGX in competition with CME Group and IntercontinentalExchange in the U.S. Financial News Online (U.K.) (subscription required) (11/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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