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December 31, 2012
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  • China's economic growth helps drive up rate swaps
    Indications that growth in China is accelerating helped bolster the nation's five-year interest rate swaps. "Growth may be good next year," said He Weisheng, a Citigroup strategist. "Domestic demand is good. Urban development projects may also spur the economy." Bloomberg Businessweek (12/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Argentina gains support from U.S. in creditor dispute
    Argentina has found an ally in the U.S. Attorney General's office, which is arguing in U.S. Circuit Court against creditors holding out on Argentina's defaulted bonds. The country is currently blocked from paying creditors who accepted a discounted debt swap until it pays those who turned it down. The U.S. is calling for a hearing before the full chamber of justices to reconsider. The Wall Street Journal (12/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Bank exec: Conflicts beset exchanges' self-regulation
    The initial offering of Facebook that stumbled so badly revealed the fundamental conflict between the quasi-governmental role of exchanges and their profit-making nature, indicating that self-regulation is no longer viable, Dan Mathisson, head of U.S. equity trading at Credit Suisse, told U.S. senators. Mathisson said a regulatory overhaul of the markets is in order. Bloomberg (12/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Taiwan not yet obligated to meet FATCA requirements, lawmaker says
    Lai Shyh-bao, a lawmaker in Taiwan, said the nation's government will not be obligated to comply with tax-reporting requirements mandated by the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act until an agreement on exchanging tax information is signed. Local financial institutions are not allowed under Taiwan's Banking Act to disclose personal information or transactions of their customers to the U.S., the legislator said. The China Post (12/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • The dailyLead will not publish Tuesday
    In observance of New Year's Day, the dailyLead will not publish Tuesday. Publication will resume Wednesday. Enjoy the holiday! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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