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China to set up short selling exchange
Shanghai Thursday 5 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
China is to open a centralised securities lending exchange to facilitate short selling in a bid to boost liquidity and develop its hedge fund industry.
Geithner flies to Asia for Iran talks
Thursday 5 Jan 2012 | Nicola.York@gfnews.com
US Treasury secretary Tim Geithner is travelling to Beijing and Tokyo to debate how international partners can increase pressure on the Iranian government through financial sanctions.
Prada: Perspectives and priorities
Thursday 5 Jan 2012 | Michel Prada
Michel Prada, the newly appointed chairman of the IFRS Foundation Trustees, says he will aim to manage the delicate balance between independence, legitimacy and public accountability of IFRS accountancy standards as he takes up his new role.
IMF stress tests Japanese banks
Tokyo, Japan Wednesday 4 Jan 2012 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
The International Monetary Fund has begun stress testing Japanese banks in a move which could see lenders having to hike their capital levels.
SGX to scrap block trades provision
Wednesday 4 Jan 2012 | Karina Whalley
The Singapore Exchange wants to scrap a provision which allows large orders of securities and derivatives trades to be gradually released into the market.
CEBR: Euro downfall now '99% certain'
Tuesday 3 Jan 2012 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
The euro is likely to start breaking up in 2012 with more than one country expected to leave by the end of the year, according to the Centre for Economics and Business Research.
China banks turn to subordinated debt
Tuesday 3 Jan 2012 | Nicola.York@gfnews.com
China's banks issued large numbers of subordinated bonds last year in a bid to boost their capital bases.
India set for accelerated Basel III
Mumbai, India Tuesday 3 Jan 2012 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
Indian banks will be forced to implement the Basel III reforms in full, two years ahead of the international schedule, under draft guidelines released by the country's central bank.
Anti-money laundering in Hong Kong
Tuesday 3 Jan 2012 | Charlotte Robins
Hong Kong-based private fund managers are due to face new anti-money laundering regulations from 1 April 2012. Charlotte Robins, partner at Norton Rose Hong Kong, analyses the changes.
India and Japan in $15bn liquidity deal
Thursday 29 Dec 2011 | Will.Henley@gfsnews.com
The governments of India and Japan have agreed a $15bn (€11.5bn) currency swap deal in a bid to head off liquidity problems and halt the retreat of foreign institutional investors.
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