Asian commodity markets react to volatility

Questions addressed include:


  • How has market volatility impacted Asian commodity markets?
  • New regulations require standardised over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives to be cleared by central counterparties (CCPs) by the end of 2012 and require end-users of these derivatives to post initial and variation margins with CCPs. How will these changes impact the Asian commodity landscape?
  • Are Asian commodity producers becoming savvier about hedging? 
  • Commodities are increasingly featuring in hybrid structures and other financial products as a serious asset class. How has this impacted BNP Paribas' business?