Interest Rate Swap

An interest rate swap (IRS) is a popular and highly liquid financial derivative instrument in which two parties agree to exchange interest rate cash flows, based on a specified notional amount from a fixed rate to a floating rate (or vice versa) or from one floating rate to another. Interest rate swaps are commonly used for both hedging and speculating.
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    … and futures exchange would start operating on March 17 next year. A few weeks earlier the Australian government granted US firm CME a clearing and settlement licence – making it the third such institution after LCH.Clearnet, and domestic player ASX, to be approved by regulators. Lagging behind these three firms is Frankfurt-based Eurex: it had…

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