US set to raise swaps requirements

CFTC aim to fall in line with Europe and Japan on uncleared trades

BoE considers fines for accountancy firms

Individuals or groups could also face bans for non-compliance

Watchdog downplays gas impact of shake-up

New rules will affect few natgas traders

Obama set for battle on pensions reform

World watches as US tackles key problem of mis-selling retirement products

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Axa chief takes aim at regulators

Warning over backing for €315bn European investment scheme

BoE warns of ‘more intrusive’ regulation

New rules to police markets if users unable to do so via competition

Job Moves: who is hiring and where

The latest job moves and coverage of people making the news in the world’s financial capitals

Europe talks tough with China regulators

EU and the US take different approaches to Chinese investigations

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US investigates banks’ metals trading

Subpoena adds to HSBC’s burden as authorities demand operations documents

Costs warning over EU rules on failed trades

Proposals could damage liquidity in repo market for banks

Volcker rule to usher in 50 trades of grey

Regulators use complicated metrics to decide what is legal

The consequences of irresponsible banking

Legislation allows for regime that holds senior bankers accountable for their decisions, writes Andrew Bailey

Fears UK bank rules will deter top talent

Independent directors could be liable if things go wrong on their watch

Investigations by FCA up 20% in a year

Despite overall rise, fewer inquiries produced a public outcome

History weighs on banking collusion probe

Cross subsidies, fees and syndicates are areas worthy of scrutiny

China opens up to foreign short sellers

Stock Connect scheme will set strict limits on shorting volumes

Companies diary: February 23 - February 27

Diary commentary from FT reporters

Call for City ‘black book’ of bad apple traders

BoE adviser sees need for information-sharing in clean-up drive

FCA ‘marking territory’ with market study

Agency loses no time in preparing to use new competition powers

SEC challenged over use of judges

Internal proceedings process accused of bias