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  • RBS And NatWest Statement: FCA Fine For RBS And NatWest

    Date 27/08/2014

    RBS and NatWest have today been fined by The Financial Conduct Authority (the FCA) for failings in their advised mortgage process between 1 June 2011 and 31 March 2013.

  • Dillon Gage Named An Affiliate Of The London Platinum And Palladium Market - Dillon Gage Offers Platinum And Palladium Bars And Coins, Refining Services And Storage

    Date 27/08/2014

    This month, Dallas-based dealers Dillon Gage Metals became an affiliate of the London Platinum and Palladium Market (LPPM) based on the company's long standing support of the platinum group metals (PGMs). The LPPM, founded in 1987, has three categories -- full, associate and affiliate. In 1989, LPPM price quotes for platinum and other precious metals were established as "fixings," and they have been used since to conduct business worldwide.

  • SGX Market Updates - Optionality In Iron Ore Prices

    Date 27/08/2014

    • Market views, reflected through SGX Iron Ore forward curve, implies continued weakness in iron ore prices as the curve shifts towards contango.
    • Stronger demand for protection against downside price risk is demonstrated through SGX volatility surface curve  with higher implied volatilities for put options than call options with similar expiries.
    • Hedging of downside price risk is possible with option strategies such as protective put and zero cost collar.

  • ASX Ltd Full-Year Edited Media Transcript

    Date 27/08/2014

    Shaun Drummond, The Australian Financial Review: How much of a contribution overall has the return of the IPO market made? It seems looking at those graphs that growth and earnings would have been going down if it weren’t for that higher growth in IPOs; and if that is the case are you seeing the effects of a reduction in your share price in cash market share trading and also fee reductions there as yet?

    Elmer Funke Kupper, ASX Managing Director and CEO: The question is what would have happened if the IPO market hadn’t been as strong. If you look- just out of illustration – at the waterfall chart we used to show revenue growth, revenues were up in total by about $41 million. $15 million of that was our listings business, so significant. That would be $26 million revenue growth without our listings business so that’s still attractive. If you now look at the $15 million of revenue growth, it really consists of three components: IPOs; secondary capital raisings for companies that already exist; and issuer services, for example sending out CHESS holding statements and so forth. If we disclose those numbers separately … we can give it to you. So yes, IPOs are an important part of that 15 million but secondary markets have been doing pretty well for the last couple of years. If you believe that the IPO market is more cyclical then that [secondary markets] is really the number you should look at out of the15. Ramy.

  • HKFE Announces Revised Margins For Futures Contracts

    Date 27/08/2014

    Hong Kong Futures Exchange Limited (HKFE), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx), has announced that with effect from the commencement of trading on Monday, 1 September 2014, the minimum margins to be collected by an Exchange Participant from its clients in respect of their dealings in the following futures contracts will be as outlined in the table below. The adjustments are based on the clearing company’s normal procedures and standard margining methodology.

  • Prospects Of Promoting Islamic Finance In Cyprus - By Mr. Nondas Cl. Metaxas, Director General – CEO Of The Cyprus Stock Exchange

    Date 27/08/2014

    Islamic Finance is traditionally a very important sector in the Islamic financial world, providing finance to significant projects for economic development, as well as alternative options and tools for investments. 

  • FSB Regional Consultative Group For Asia Holds Its 7th Meeting

    Date 27/08/2014

    The FSB Regional Consultative Group (RCG) for Asia held its 7th meeting on 27 August 2014 in Kyoto, Japan. The Press Release issued following the meeting can be found here.

  • Thailand Focus 2014 Attracts 60 Foreign Fund Firms Worldwide

    Date 27/08/2014

    Thailand Focus 2014, organized by The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), Phatra Securities pcl and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, welcomed 236 institutional investors, including 116 foreign fund managers from over 60 fund companies worldwide, joining the event, under the theme "Reforming for Thailand Sustainable Growth," and met with 113 listed companies during August 27-28 in Bangkok.

  • IMF Chief Christine Lagarde Charged In France Over Tapie affair: Reports

    Date 27/08/2014

     According to reports on the AFP news-wire,  InternationalnMonetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde has been charged with "negligence" in the exercise of her public functions over a state payout to a businessman when she was French finance minister.

  • Russian Consumers' Credit Health Drops To New Low, According To FICO And NBKI Data

    Date 27/08/2014

    FICO (NYSE:FICO), a leading predictive analytics and decision management software company, and the National Bureau of Credit Histories (NBKI), Russia's leading credit bureau, today announced that Russian borrowers' credit health fell again in recent months. As of July 1, 2014, the FICO®Credit Health Index had reached 98 points, the lowest level since the Index was initiated in 2008. The previous low point (100 points) was initiated in July 2009.