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    1. May 25, 2016

      Citigroup fined $425m for rate-rigging violations

      Senior managers at Citigroup’s markets business knew Libor trader Tom Hayes sought to manipulate the market at his...

    2. May 25, 2016

      Citi traders’ 2008 manipulations revealed

      As Citigroup became the latest big bank to pay a fine over the attempted manipulation of Libor, the US regulator’s...

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    1. Fast FT

      May 25, 2016

      Citi to pay $425m to settle CFTC rate rigging claims

      The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has claimed another big scalp, ordering Citibank to pay a total of $425m...

    2. Fast FT

      May 16, 2016

      Euro shorts lowest since pre-negative rates

      Euro short positions have dropped to a two-year low, falling back to levels not seen since before the European Central...

    3. Fast FT

      May 3, 2016

      Sliding dollar wipes out sterling's EU vote woes

      The pound is on a tear, and it’s not because sterling traders are Leicester City fans. The currency has now pretty much...

    4. Fast FT

      April 25, 2016

      The yen's big week

      Ahead of what could be an interesting few days for the yen, it might be worth reflecting on just how big a week the...

    5. FT Alphaville

      April 15, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - This is nuts, French ’66′s at sub 2 per cent edition. - We are so s—ed. Econ 1-level edition. -...

    6. April 12, 2016

      Comment: With blockchain, regulators should first do no harm

      September 2008 was a perilous time in global financial markets. I was a senior executive of one of the world’s major...

    7. Fast FT

      April 6, 2016

      Yen rally: Are we there yet?

      Opinion is split on this one. The Japanese currency yesterday cracked Y110 to the dollar line for the first time since...

    8. Fast FT

      April 5, 2016

      Two traders fined over gold spoofing

      A US financial regulator has slapped two more traders with fines in a widening crackdown on “spoofing,” a form of...

    9. April 4, 2016

      European banks face US capital hit unless rules converge

      European banks may be forced to hold another $5bn of regulatory capital to trade equity options in the US unless...

    10. Fast FT

      April 4, 2016

      Euro's winning run in jeopardy

      The prospect of the the euro notching up a sixth gain in a row are looking shaky in early European trading. The single...

    11. April 3, 2016

      Former Barclays traders stand trial in Libor case

      Five former traders from Barclays will stand trial this week in a London courtroom on charges of fraud relating to...

    12. March 21, 2016

      Natural gas prices — vaporised

      If you think the crude oil industry has had a tough 18 months or so, consider US natural gas. The benchmark Henry Hub...

    13. March 21, 2016

      Algo rules could catch commodities trades

      Olam is nobody’s idea of a high-frequency trading firm. The Singapore-based agricultural commodities merchant grows...

    14. March 16, 2016

      Industry criticises CFTC’s plans for new automated trading rules

      A US regulator is facing pushback against plans to impose new controls on the automated traders that dominate futures...

    15. March 15, 2016

      Lesson of 2011 overshadows US commodity crackdown

      With oil at $40 a barrel and grain in the doldrums, excessive commodities speculation isn’t a hot topic. Except in...

    16. March 10, 2016

      US Treasury market shows signs of stress

      Dislocation in the world’s biggest government bond market is sending warning signs of stress in the system, with...

    17. February 17, 2016

      Cannabis advocates push for hemp exchange

      The cannabis plant’s unsteady transformation from outlaw weed to mainstream commodity is poised for another step...

    18. February 10, 2016

      EU and US strike derivatives regulation deal

      Banks are set to breathe a sigh of relief after the EU and US struck a deal to close a gap in global markets regulation...

    19. Fast FT

      February 10, 2016

      EU and US strike derivatives regulation deal

      Banks are set to breathe a sigh of relief after the EU and US struck a deal to close a gap in global markets regulation...

    20. Fast FT

      January 25, 2016

      Yen fans playing chicken into BoJ meeting

      If the last few weeks’ global market ructions haven’t provided enough adrenaline, you could always try feasting on yen...

    21. January 22, 2016

      US watchdog approves new venues for trading interest rate swaps

      US regulators on Friday formally recognised 18 new venues for trading interest rate swaps, reflecting the industry’s...

    22. Fast FT

      January 19, 2016

      US vows deepest review of Treasury mkt since 98

      US authorities are seeking input into what they say will be the most comprehensive review of the opaque $13tn US...

    23. January 14, 2016

      EU and US close in on derivatives oversight agreement

      The EU and US are closing in on a deal to close a gap in financial markets regulation that traders have warned could...

    24. FT Alphaville

      January 7, 2016

      This thing looks like that thing, SEF rulebook edition

      A brand spanking new trading platform has just received temporary registration from a US regulator to trade...

    25. December 20, 2015

      Derivatives regulation spat nears Transatlantic detente

      A transatlantic dispute that has left a glaring gap in global financial regulation is on course to be resolved in 2016...

    26. December 18, 2015

      JPMorgan Chase to pay $307m over disclosure flaws

      JPMorgan Chase has been ordered to pay a $307m penalty for failing to disclose to clients that it was steering them to...

    27. December 16, 2015

      Banks win concessions as US regulator approves new swaps rules

      The main US derivatives regulator has finalised rules aimed at reducing the risk of trading privately negotiated deals,...

    28. December 1, 2015

      US regulators propose powers to scrutinise algo traders’ source code

      Futures trading is dominated by computers, and nothing is more valuable than the “source code” of these high-powered...

    29. November 30, 2015

      Euro looks like it has further to fall

      Short of hiring a small aircraft and trailing a banner reading “Sell euros, buy dollars!” across the skies of...

    30. November 24, 2015

      US traders’ algorithms face tougher scrutiny

      As many as 100 trading groups that generate more than a third of volumes on futures exchanges would have to register...

    31. November 18, 2015

      CME Group: Political clout counts

      Terry Duffy is wearing a dark suit, a Movember moustache-beard combination and gold cufflinks shaped in the octagonal...

    32. November 6, 2015

      Algo traders, regulators and the age of the ‘Wall Street’ second

      Don Henley sang that “in a New York minute, everything can change”. On Wall Street, a second is all it takes these...

    33. November 5, 2015

      Regulators step up efforts to stop spoofing

      Only months after the first trader was found guilty in court of manipulating a key reference rate for over-the-counter...

    34. November 4, 2015

      Spoofing verdict shocks futures trading industry

      The futures industry was reeling after a New Jersey-based trader became the first person to be found guilty of...

    35. November 4, 2015

      US trader found guilty in landmark ‘spoofing’ case

      A US trader has become the first to be found guilty of “spoofing” some of the world’s largest commodity futures markets...

    36. October 26, 2015

      ‘Spoofing’ trial in Chicago to test market clampdown

      The email from meatpacker JBS to the biggest futures exchange bore the subject line “Algo Question”. Someone seemed to...

    37. October 22, 2015

      How humans can wrest control of the markets back from computers

      Investors have had plenty of reasons to worry about oil prices this year. Now there is another: Timothy Massad,...

    38. October 21, 2015

      US regulator signals bid to curb high-speed trading

      A major US financial regulator has signalled the first serious effort to curb high-speed automated trading in the...

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