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December 1995 (narrative), February 1998 (procedures)

Emerging Market Country Products and Trading Activities

This publication is part of:

Collection: Comptroller's Handbook

Series: Safety and Soundness

Category: Other Activities


This booklet describes the risks of emerging market trading activities and provides guidelines for controlling subsequent exposures.


This booklet applies to the OCC's supervision of national banks. For statutes, regulations, and guidance referenced in this booklet, consult those sources to determine applicability to federal savings associations. References to national banks in this booklet also generally apply to federal branches and agencies of foreign banking organizations. Refer to 12 USC 3102(b) and the "Federal Branches and Agencies Supervision" booklet of the Comptroller's Handbook for more information.