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January 3, 2013
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  • Budget deal drives down corporate CDS index
    A credit default swaps benchmark for U.S. corporate bonds declined more than it has in a year after Congress approved a deal to avert the "fiscal cliff." The Markit CDX North American Investment Grade Index, which dropped 8 basis points, reflected relief that an immediate risk of recession has been removed. Bloomberg (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Industry News and Trends 
 
  • OTC derivatives clearing is offered in Poland
    Preparing for legislation that will take effect this year, Poland's KDPW_CCP is clearing zloty-denominated forward-rate agreements, interest-rate swaps, overnight index swaps and basis swaps, as well as repo transactions that involve Polish treasury bonds. Over-the-counter clearing of derivatives in other currencies is due to be introduced next year. The Trade News (U.K.) (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Lightower-Sidera merger yields 1 provider serving buy, sell sides
    Both the buy and sell sides can do derivatives business through one provider after the merger of Lightower Fiber Networks and Sidera Networks, announced last week. "The combined company, with its incredibly robust network, is well positioned for continued growth serving customers with an ever-increasing need for high-performance bandwidth," said Randy Peeler of Berkshire Partners, which acquired both companies in a $2 billion deal to merge their services. Securities Technology Monitor (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Regulatory Roundup 
  • Analysis: Basel III represents regulatory difficulties
    As governments propped up ailing banks during the past five years, regulating the industry became increasingly more complex. The EU and the U.S. each drafted a 700-page proposal for Basel III rules. In addition, the U.S. created the Dodd-Frank Act, which an industry group says will end up being 2,900 pages of regulations. Bloomberg (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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