Dealmaking saga over GFI nears conclusion

Shareholders vote down deal with CME to support BGC

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two businessmen jumping hurdles, illustration by Daniel Haskett ©Daniel Haskett
Low volatility, new rivals and onerous rules are taking their toll
The U.S. flag is arranged for a photograph in New York, U.S., on Thursday, May 26, 2011. The cost of insuring U.S. government debt against losses for one year with credit default swaps is rising while the price of protection over longer periods has fallen, as investors bet the standoff over raising the debt ceiling may drag into August. Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg ©Bloomberg
Comment: Flawed US rules fragment swaps market, says CFTC Commissioner Giancarlo

Short sellers abstain as China opens door

Analysts focus on shortcomings after scheme draws no orders

US set to raise swaps requirements

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

CBOE sees Vix term curve return to normal

Exchange unveils licensing deal with FTSE

Comment: Unbundling rules will get tougher

Regulators clear on objectives, says Richard Balarkas

BoE warns of ‘more intrusive’ regulation

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

SGX chief Böcker to leave in June

Swede oversaw Singapore bourse’s push into the rest of Asia

EU reforms boost European carbon market

Start date of December 2018 set for emissions trading reforms

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, like film censors, rely on complicated metrics to decide which trades are legal