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As Europe is getting more stringent on margin requirements for retail traders, Japanese authorities are reportedly ending discussions on the matter. The country already has mandated a minimum of 1:25 in the aftermath of the Great Financial Crisis in 2008.
Some months ago reports by local newspapers created ripples across the margin FX trading industry in Japan, reporting that the regulators were discussing a 1:10 leverage cap. After months of deliberations, the Japanese Financial Services Agency (JFSA) have reached a decision on the matter, effectively scrapping the plan, sources with knowledge of the matter confirmed to Finance ... (read more)