HK stock connect: baby steps

A good idea is off to a slow start. Why?

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two businessmen jumping hurdles, illustration by Daniel Haskett ©Daniel Haskett
Low volatility, new rivals and onerous rules are taking their toll
The U.S. flag is arranged for a photograph in New York, U.S., on Thursday, May 26, 2011. The cost of insuring U.S. government debt against losses for one year with credit default swaps is rising while the price of protection over longer periods has fallen, as investors bet the standoff over raising the debt ceiling may drag into August. Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg ©Bloomberg
Comment: Flawed US rules fragment swaps market, says CFTC Commissioner Giancarlo

CFTC warns on US benchmark regulation

Chairman says EU rules could force tougher benchmarks oversight

BGC extends deadline for GFI offer

Interdealer broker says it has backing of 31% of shareholders

Fresh SEC crackdown on ‘flash crashes’

Trading firms and exchanges face new rules

HKEx’s Li calm on Stock Connect slowdown

Brokers ‘hyped’ scheme, says Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing chief

Electronic business stems ICAP slowdown

Interdealer broker extends restructuring as revenues fall 15%

India toughens insider trading controls

Regulator seeks to shake off reputation for irregularities

LCH.Clearnet moves to expand in Japan

European group looks to exploit regime to curb systemic risk

Bonds: Anatomy of a market meltdown

Fall in Treasury bond yields left investors asking if world’s safe haven needs shoring up

HK-Shanghai deal sees money head north

Strong demand from global funds eyeing more exposure to China