Margin rules depress derivative contract terms, survey finds – Asset Servicing Times

New EU margin requirements are driving less favourable non-price terms and conditions in new or renegotiated over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives master agreements, according to a EU Commission market survey. Respondents to the commission’s quarterly survey on EU securities financing market liquidity cited the implementation of European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) margin requirements for non-cleared OTC derivative […]

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CME Group and JPX Enter into Agreement to Launch Japanese Yen-Denominated TOPIX Futures Contract on CME – Markets Insider

CHICAGO, Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CME Group, the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, and Japan Exchange Group (JPX), Asia’s leading comprehensive exchange group, today announced the launch of Japanese Yen-denominated Tokyo Stock Price Index (TOPIX) futures contracts to begin trading on CME Globex by Q1 2018, pending all relevant regulatory review periods. This new […]

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Bitcoin suffers its biggest plunge in a month as traders fear tighter regulations – Business Insider UK

Markets Insider Bitcoin fell Wednesday by more than 8%, its largest one-day drop in a month. The world’s largest cryptocurrency slumped following a report by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission that raised fears about future regulations. Bitcoin recently sold off on reports of tighter regulation in China, but quickly rebounded to an all-time high.  Bitcoin’s price […]

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Coinbase Integrates GDAX Exchange with Algorithmic Trading Platform – CoinDesk

Coinbase’s cryptocurrency exchange GDAX has today announced a new integration with algorithmic trading platform QuantConnect. The addition of GDAX will see the open-source trading platform extend its existing services to include cryptocurrencies. Currently, QuantConnect allows its customers to design trading algorithms around foreign currencies, equities and derivatives contracts. The cryptocurrency market is no stranger to […]

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Ireland could attract trillions in financial contracts post-Brexit – Irish Times

Ireland may become a jurisdiction for trillions of euro of financial contracts, covering everything from currency to fuel and interest-rate hedging agreements post-Brexit, under a plan being considered by a global body overseeing this market, The Irish Times has learned. This would deliver a boon for corporate law firms in Dublin and potentially add to […]

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Nasdaq Dubai inks derivatives deal with MSCI – gulfnews.com

Licensing agreement follows popular demand by brokers helping global institutional investors manage UAE-focused portfolios Dubai: Nasdaq Dubai has signed a licence agreement with index provider MSCI to create derivative products that will be traded on the Nasdaq Dubai derivatives platform. The exchange initially plans to develop futures contracts based on the MSCI UAE Index, which […]

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Bank of England's Mark Carney says inflation hasn't peaked yet after hitting 3% today – business live – The Guardian

Prices in Britain are now rising at the fastest rate since early 2012, meaning real wages are falling. It’s another blow to those on benefits, but pensions should rise next year Latest: Mark Carney says inflation hasn’t peaked yet Carney: EU banks aren’t ready for hard Brexit Earlier: Breaking: inflation has hit 3.0%, a five-year […]

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