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January 10, 2013
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  • Authorities obtain more time to review EMIR
    The European Parliament and the Council of the EU have been granted a one-month delay, until Feb. 19, to examine rules within legislation on over-the-counter derivatives. Lawmakers had noted that "adoption of the delegated regulations shortly before Parliament's winter recess made it impossible for Parliament to exercise its scrutiny rights within that period." The rules were developed by the European Securities and Markets Authority and the European Banking Authority in support of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation. The Trade News (U.K.) (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • SGX to futurize commodity swaps
    The Singapore Exchange says it will launch a set of futures contracts on Feb. 25 that will be fully fungible with the iron-ore, freight and other commodity swaps it clears through its AsiaClear facility. The bourse has made no secret that it wants to lure more U.S. clients, who are facing stricter over-the-counter trading rules. Reuters (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Deutsche Boerse's interest in Euronext wanes as Nasdaq takes look
    Deutsche Boerse is abandoning pursuit of Euronext as regulatory scrutiny and technological change cut into potential profit, sources say. "The attractiveness of the shares-trading business has massively diminished," a high-ranking Deutsche Boerse manager said. Meanwhile, Nasdaq OMX Group CEO Robert Greifeld says his firm might be interested in acquiring Euronext. "We would have to take a look at it," he said. "I'm not saying we would bid on it, but we would have to take a look." Reuters (1/9), Reuters (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Banks are told not to leverage LCR's delayed introduction
    National regulators are telling banks they cannot shrink buffers already put in place to comply with Basel III's liquidity-coverage ratio simply because implementation has been changed to a staggered timeline. "It's still possible the liquidity requirements ... are in fact providing an incentive for banks to either deleverage or expand their lending by less than they would have otherwise done," Bank of England Governor Mervyn King said. (subscription required) (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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