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Securities Credit Derivatives

  • *China's debt load growing, especially in the corporate sector. SHANGHAI, Sept 23- New rules published in China on Friday on credit default swaps were met with scepticism about how effective the hedging tool would be in addressing the country's growing debt risks. The rules were published on the website of the National Association of Financial Market...

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 23- China has published rules on credit default swaps, marking the launch of a much-needed hedging tool in the country's corporate bond market, which has witnessed increasing defaults. The guidance was published on the website of the National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors, which supervises issuance of commercial...

  • HONG KONG, Sept 22- One of China's interbank market supervisory bodies has approved the launch of credit default swaps, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Thursday, signifying another step forward towards helping firms hedge rising risks in the country's corporate bond market. The National Association of Financial Market...

  • HONG KONG, Sept 22- One of China's interbank market supervisory bodies has approved the launch of credit default swaps, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Thursday, signifying another step forward towards helping firms hedge rising risks in the country's corporate bond market. The National Association of Financial Market...

  • CARACAS, Sept 20- The president of Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA on Tuesday slammed ratings agencies as "professional speculators" who were contributing to a negative reception of a $7.1 billion bond swap proposal meant to improve the company's finances. "Speculators are trying to generate a climate of tension so that will get rid of their bonds at a lower...

  • CARACAS, Sept 19- Credit ratings agency Standard& Poor's on Monday said Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA's proposed bond swap was a "distressed exchange" that would be "tantamount to default" if completed, a blow to the cash-strapped firm's effort to seek a financial lifeline. The announcement will likely further fuel skepticism about the plan to ease PDVSA's...

  • CARACAS, Sept 19- Credit ratings agency Standard& Poors on Monday said Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA's proposed bond swap was a "distressed exchange" that would be "tantamount to default" if completed, a blow to the cash-strapped firm's effort to seek a financial lifeline. The announcement will likely further fuel skepticism about the plan to ease PDVSA's...

  • MEXICO CITY/ CARACAS, Sept 13- Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA on Tuesday proposed a bond swap for $7 billion in outstanding debt to lower the financial burden on the cash-strapped company, which is at the center of the OPEC nation's unraveling socialist economy. But investors may remain skeptical that the proposal does not address underlying problems...

  • MEXICO CITY/ CARACAS, Sept 13- Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA is preparing a bond swap proposal to be announced shortly, sources told Reuters on Tuesday, potentially providing financial relief to a cash-strapped firm at the center of a struggling socialist economy. That could help President Nicolas Maduro's government ease chronic shortages across the...

  • Stifel, the SEC and Noack's lawyer did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The SEC sued Stifel and Noack in 2011, saying they misled five Wisconsin school districts about the risks of investing in synthetic collateralized debt obligations, which are tied to mortgage-backed securities or credit default swaps and were at the heart of the...

  • Look at Apple derivative plays: Analyst

    Neil Campling, global TMT analyst at Aviate Global, says the best way to play on Apple is to look at related stocks.

  • The world’s biggest banks have agreed to tear up the rule book on derivatives to make it easier to resolve a future failing firm like Lehman Brothers.

  • Jeffrey Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

    Richmond Fed's Jeffrey Lacker said that his dissent from the central bank's exit strategy stemmed from its mortgage-backed securities plan.

  • Warren Buffett called derivatives “financial weapons of mass destruction”

    Warren Buffett famously referred to derivatives as "financial weapons of mass destruction," but unless we accept that residential mortgages are too, the phrase glorifies them into something they are not.

  • Clever finance critters are fleeing from swaps to futures, escaping the new regulatory regime that was a center-piece of Dodd-Frank.

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    After the unveiling of Libor rate-rigging practices among banks, eyes are turning to other markets, worrying that the manipulation would not be limited to Libor rates, the New York Times reports.

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    Hundreds of employees at big firms, some part of special teams, will be on standby this Sunday, awaiting the results of Greece’s pivotal election. The New York Times reports.

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    Conflicting signs are emerging in Washington over whether JPMorgan Chase’s surprise trading loss will spur tighter regulation on Wall Street, The New York Times reports.

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    JPMorgan’s next move depends on what happens in the credit markets. If investors become fearful about companies’ prospects , JPMorgan’s bet could face even bigger losses, The New York Times reports.

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    The triggering of insurance payments on Greek sovereign debt should be a "non-issue" for the markets, as they will happen in an orderly fashion, a representative of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) told CNBC on Monday.