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03 January 2013
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  • 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.) (02 Jan.) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • 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 US each drafted 700-page proposals for Basel III rules. In addition, the US created the Dodd-Frank Act, which SIFMA says will end up being 2,900 pages of regulations. Bloomberg (02 Jan.) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Sweden wants traders to obey bond-reporting rules
    The Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority says it will start enforcing a requirement that traders report company bond prices. The move is part of efforts to increase transparency in the growing market. Traders must report volumes and prices -- highest, lowest and closing -- by 9am the day after trades are made. Bloomberg (02 Jan.) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • SIFMA member call: The "Fiscal Cliff" -- 9am Eastern on FRIDAY
    At 9am Eastern on Friday, SIFMA will hold a members-only call on recent developments related to the US "fiscal cliff", specifically the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, which Congress passed Tuesday to avert the cliff. The call will focus on individual- and corporate-tax provisions in the law and provide insight into tax and spending debates to occur in February when the Treasury Department is expected to exhaust its use of "extraordinary measures" to prevent the US from defaulting in 2013. Registration is required. Participants can register using conference ID 10023239. This call is closed to the media and nonmembers. Check your firm's membership status online, or contact SIFMA's Office of Member Engagement at (212) 313-1152 or inquiry@sifma.org. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • IOSCO Secretary General David Wright and ECB Executive Board member Peter Praet will deliver keynote speeches at AFME's 2013 European Market Liquidity Conference
    The European Market Liquidity Conference is a high-profile, unique event on the European trading community's calendar that attracts 400-plus delegates from the buy and sell sides, fixed income and foreign exchange. The conference is scheduled on 13 February at Grange St Paul's Hotel in London. The content is designed and driven by market participants and therefore ensures that debates consist of genuine, in-depth discussion led by experienced, senior speakers.

    The conference programme will explore key topics on funding economic growth; structural changes of fixed income, currencies and commodities; and the impact of regulation on liquidity. Peter Praet, a member of the European Central Bank Executive Board, and David Wright, secretary general of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions, have confirmed that they will deliver keynote speeches at the conference.

    View the full programme and register. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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