Singapore Exchange, set to report its weakest profit in more than a year after a penny stock scandal hammered trading volumes, is placing a big bet on an increasingly crowded derivatives market.Thursday, 23 January, 2014, 9:30am
Investment banks in Asia are taking advantage of a regulatory grey area to reap big returns from rising sales of equity derivatives, increasing the systematic risks to the financial system that regulators are trying to eradicate.22 Nov 2013 - 2:24pm 1 comment
A joint venture of Hong Kong, Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges will launch two new indices today and will this month allow the first batch of financial companies to use the indices for launching derivative products.18 Mar 2013 - 2:17am
The Financial Services Authority said it found serious failings in reviews of products sold by HSBC, Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking. The FSA looked at 173 sales to "non-sophisticated" customers and found that more than 90 per cent did not comply with the rules.1 Feb 2013 - 5:23am
A derivatives scandal engulfing Italy’s Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena (BMPS) has shaken the Italian finance sector and cast a shadow over the government’s efforts to save the world’s oldest bank.24 Jan 2013 - 12:29pm
Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan Chase, UBS and Depfa Bank have been convicted by a judge in Milan for their role in overseeing fraud by their bankers in the sale of derivatives to the city.
Judge Oscar Magi yesterday ordered that about €90 million (HK$926 million) of assets be seized from the banks and that the firms pay sanctions of €1 million each. He also convicted nine bankers of fraud.20 Dec 2012 - 3:19am
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx), the operator of the city's stock and futures markets, expects a challenging time ahead after reporting a worse-than-expected 21 per cent profit drop in the second quarter.15 Aug 2012 - 11:15pm
Goodbaby International, a maker of strollers and other children's products, issued a warning last week that its first-half profit would be hit by foreign-exchange losses associated with currency derivatives.
The company noted that in last year's first half it had booked a gain on its bets on how the yuan would move against the US dollar.20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
'I locked in a profit of US$1,100 in one day during the training! Thank you Mirriam - the True Guru of Financial Freedom!' - Shamsheer Ahmed, Singapore16 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) will introduce two new licences next year to regulate investment banks conducting over-the-counter (OTC) trading and clearing as part of a global effort to curb risk and bolster transparency.
The reform will require a change in the law submitted to Legislative Council by the end of this year.12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Barclays traders routinely co-ordinated with counterparts from at least four other banks in an attempt to move interest rate benchmarks, according to documents released on Wednesday by US and British market watchdogs.
Bloomberg, SCMP, June 291 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
The city's stockbrokers are following Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing into the commodities business.
But while HKEx paid a sky-high price for the London Metal Exchange, local brokers have a more modest budget.26 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing has agreed to pay GBP1.39 billion (HK$16.67 billion) for the London Metal Exchange, the world's largest metals marketplace, marking the local bourse's first overseas acquisition.
The price represents 180 times LME's profit last year of GBP7.68 million, which is too high, according to Hong Kong brokers, who are shareholders in local exchange.16 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Local investors like to boast how clever they are - unless they bought Lehman Brothers minibonds and other related derivative products. These Lehman investors have since gone out of the way to profess being financial illiterates, ignoramuses and idiots. And playing the fool has mostly given them what they want.7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing wants to buy the London Metal Exchange in order to diversify its business, but analysts question how the acquisition will really help the city develop its own commodities trading.5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am