NZFMA Taps Bloomberg’s B-Pipe Feed for Rates Pricing

New Zealand’s institutional banking association will have access to market data from B-Pipe without having to rely on prices submitted by bank panels.

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The data from B-Pipe will be used to calculate prices for a range of tradable financial instruments, such as New Zealand government bonds, New Zealand swap closes, New Zealand bills/Libor; New Zealand OIS close and New Zealand credit markets. Bloomberg will also provide calculated spread data for fixed-rate credit bonds, and discount margins for floating-rate notes to promote consistency of data for market participants marking end-of-day positions.

The decision to use an independent third-party

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