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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  • Global exchanges in fight for Asia clearing market share

    … No clear Australia strategy for CME while Eurex is kept waiting for a licence While many global banks have scaled down their Asia businesses in the past three years, their exchange and clearing peers have moved in the other direction. The latest stage in this process came with the November 3 announcement by Ice that its Singapore clearing house…

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