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The European Market Infrastructure Regulation was conceived very much in the spirit of the G20 Accord, in particular in relation to systemic risk and transparency. It was felt that instability leading from the sheer volume of outstanding bilateral OTC transactions had contributed to the financial crisis of 2008. EMIR introduces reporting obligations for OTC derivatives as well as clearing obligations for certain classes of OTC derivatives. The intention was to reduce counterparty risk by encouraging the use of Central Counterparties or CCPs. EMIR has been partially in force since 2012 and is being gradually expanded over the coming years.

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