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OTC derivatives market in India: recent regulatory initiatives and open issues for market stability and development


  • Dayanand Arora
  • Francis Xavier Rathinam


In the wake of the present financial crisis, which is believed to have been exacerbated by over-the-counter derivatives, increasing attention is being paid to analysing the regulatory environment of these markets. In this context, we analyse the regulatory framework of the over-the-counter derivatives market in India. The paper, inter alia , analyses how a good reporting system and a post-trade clearing and settlement system, through a centralized counter party, has ensured good surveillance of the systemic risks in the Indian over-the-counter market. This research paper also explores those open issues that are important to ensure market stability and development competition among centralized counterparties and better supervision of the off-balance sheet business of financial institutions.

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  • Dayanand Arora & Francis Xavier Rathinam, 2011. "OTC derivatives market in India: recent regulatory initiatives and open issues for market stability and development," Macroeconomics and Finance in Emerging Market Economies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 4(2), pages 235-261, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:macfem:v:4:y:2011:i:2:p:235-261 DOI: 10.1080/17520843.2011.580571

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    1. Parthasarathi Shome, 2011. "Financial Transactions Taxes," Working Papers id:3930, eSocialSciences.
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    • G28 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Government Policy and Regulation


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