DTCC Promotes Market Transparency With New CDS Tables -continued

February 29, 2012--DTCC's Across the Pond information series, which provides regular updates on the latest financial reform developments in the U.S. and Europe, has expanded its content to include publication of weekly tables listing credit default swaps (CDS) contracts on the top 15 sovereign and corporate reference entities and top 15 percentage movers.
The addition of the CDS tables in Across the Pond builds on DTCC’s ongoing efforts to promote greater transparency in over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets.

Excerpted from public data in DTCC’s Trade Information Warehouse (TIW), the tables are based on net notional values and provide a high-level overview of CDS exposure. The tables are a reliable resource for global market participants, regulators, government officials and journalists who track movements in the OTC derivatives markets.

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Source: DTCC

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January 23, 2015--The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision today issued a second progress report on banks' adoption of the Committee's Principles for effective risk data aggregation and risk reporting.
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Leveraged ETF investors caught short by Swiss franc surge
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FTSE Launches Global Sustainable Yield Index Series
January 20, 2015--New index series focuses on dividend sustainability
Benchmarks represent evolution in high yield indices
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SPDR ETFs: Why Is State Street' Nick Good Excited About 2015?
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Richest 1% Will Own More Than All The Rest By 2016
January 18, 2015--The combined wealth of the world's richest 1 percent will overtake that of everyone else by next year given the current trend of rising inequality, warned relief and development organization Oxfam America today ahead of the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos.
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Swiss shock spurs gold bid as ETP assets jump most since 2011
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IEA releases Oil Market Report for January
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International Conflict Tops List of Global Risks in 2015
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DMS Deciphering Developing Markets-
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BNY Mellon Q4 2014 ETF Newsletter
January 9, 2015--Global Market Commentary
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DECPG Global Weekly -Taking Stock
January 9, 2015--Oil prices fell to new lows. Oil prices declined to levels last hit in May 2009 as concerns about a stock surplus and demand weakness weighed on crude markets. ICE February Brent-the international oil marker-fell $2.67 to $53.75 a barrel in Monday trading to fresh five-and-a-half-year lows.
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Winthrop Capital-2015 Economic and Capital Market Outlook
January 9, 2015--The domestic economy is growing at 3.0% to 3.5% pace. The budget deficit is plummeting and currently is less than 2.8% of GDP. The price of oil is in a freefall now below $55 per barrel and inflation is virtually nonexistent. The rate of unemployment is below 6.0%. These are idyllic conditions for any economy, especially five years after the largest financial crisis since the Great Depression. So, what's the problem?
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Winthrop Capital-2015 Economic and Capital Market Outlook
January 9, 2015--The domestic economy is growing at 3.0% to 3.5% pace. The budget deficit is plummeting and currently is less than 2.8% of GDP. The price of oil is in a freefall now below $55 per barrel and inflation is virtually nonexistent. The rate of unemployment is below 6.0%. These are idyllic conditions for any economy, especially five years after the largest financial crisis since the Great Depression. So, what's the problem?
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FTSE Studying Include Companies With Primary Listings Overseas
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January 9, 2015-Index provider FTSE has begun preliminary studies into whether it will include companies with primary listings outside of their home countries into its biggest benchmarks, potentially providing a boost for stocks including Chinese Internet companies such as Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Baidu Inc. which are traded on U.S. exchanges.
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Developing Countries Need To Rebuild Fiscal Space to Weather Growth Slowdowns, Says a New Report by the World Bank Group
January 7, 2015--Faced with weaker export prospects, an impending rise in global interest rates, and fragile financial market sentiment, developing countries need to rebuild fiscal buffers to support economic activity in case of a growth slowdown, says the new edition of Global Economic Prospects, released today by the World Bank Group.
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Variable-capital SCPIs invested in commercial property will be introduced into the EDHEC IEIF Commercial Property (France) Index from January 1,2015
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Not just oil: Are lower commodity prices here to stay?
January 6, 2015--Oil isn't the only commodity that's gotten cheaper.
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Perhaps we should look at gold in currencies-other than the US dollar-to see its real worth as a value protector over the past year.
January 5, 2015--LBMA Gold price end 2013: US$1 201.50; Gold price end 2014: $1 199.25-only down a minute 0.19% over the year.
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BlackRock Sets Record with $102.8B in ETF Flows in 2014
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IMF Working paper-Shedding Light on Shadow Banking
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Average daily volume approximately 8.3 million contracts
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U.S. Oil Prices Fall 46% This Year, Steepest Loss Since 2008
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