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      EU and US aim for May deal on derivatives clearing

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    1. April 24, 2015

      Flash crash trader at centre of web of offshore accounts

      The west London trader charged with contributing to a sudden crash in US equity markets five years ago set up companies in...

    2. April 23, 2015

      CME faces scrutiny over warning signs on ‘flash crash trader’

      As far back as 2009, CME Group identified a high volume of cancelled orders by the UK trader charged this week with...

    3. April 23, 2015

      Deutsche Bank pays record fine for Libor manipulation

      Deutsche Bank has paid a record $2.5bn to authorities in the US and UK to settle allegations that it manipulated the Libor...

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      April 21, 2015

      The CFTC's alleged flash crasher

      Though note the causal chain in the CFTC’s press release for its complaint against trader Navinder Singh Sarao — of the...

    5. April 20, 2015

      Volcker urges UK-style regulatory reforms

      Paul Volcker, former head of the Federal Reserve, has issued a radical call for the US to follow the UK’s lead by...

    6. April 12, 2015

      Futures brokers feel strain from low interest rates and red tape

      The ranks of futures brokers are shrinking at a quickening pace as low interest rates and new financial regulations put...

    7. April 9, 2015

      Deutsche Bank faces Libor fine of more than $1.5bn

      Deutsche Bank could face a more than $1.5bn penalty for allegedly manipulating Libor, which would be the biggest fine...

    8. April 8, 2015

      Kraft wheat case poses test for commercial traders

      Kraft Foods’ old mill in Toledo, Ohio, grinds wheat into flour for Oreo cookies, Ritz crackers and other mainstays of the...

    9. April 7, 2015

      Strong outflows may weigh on the euro

      Contrarian alert! Net short euro positions on US futures markets hit a fresh record in the week ending March 31, according...

    10. April 3, 2015

      Corporate traders aren’t exactly saints, either

      Every few months now, it seems, another price manipulation scandal emerges. First, it was bank traders fixing Libor, the...

    11. April 1, 2015

      Kraft and Mondelez face wheat trade claim

      The two companies created from the former Kraft Foods were accused on Wednesday of manipulating US wheat markets with a...

    12. March 31, 2015

      Commodities traders’ alarm over Europe’s stricter regulations

      If you thought US plans to cap speculative activity in commodities were broad, then take a glance at what’s unfolding on the...

    13. March 25, 2015

      CME urges tougher US response to EU clearing dispute

      The head of the US’s largest derivatives exchanges has suggested European clearing houses be restricted from US markets, if...

    14. March 18, 2015

      CFTC suspends deadline on brokers’ margin

      The main US futures regulator has indefinitely suspended a plank of customer protections passed in response to the...

    15. March 18, 2015

      New rules for OTC derivatives delayed for 9 months

      Tougher rules for trading over-the-counter derivatives have been delayed by nine months after regulators acknowledged that...

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      March 18, 2015

      Return of the bloated USO

      Back in 2009, Olivier Jakob of Petromatrix was one of the first analysts to spot the weird effects that commodity ETFs were...

    17. March 16, 2015

      US regulator CFTC fines ICE $3m for data reporting violations

      Intercontinental Exchange reported erroneous trading data — including natural gas prices 1,000 times their actual level on...

    18. March 16, 2015

      US swaps market resists futures model

      The $700tn global swaps market is proving resistant to attempts to remould it in the shape of its listed futures cousin,...

    19. March 11, 2015

      Hopes quashed of two-year delay for new swaps rules

      The world’s largest swap dealers may have only a few extra months to comply with new rules for swaps that cannot be...

    20. FT Alphaville

      March 10, 2015

      "Sand Hill is the New Wall Street"

      The conceit comes from Silicon Valley, but you knew that already. Irritatingly, right now we’re in a queue, with 1441 people...

    21. March 5, 2015

      Virtu hopes time can heal HFT furore

      For a proprietary trading firm that deals in microseconds, Virtu Financial is hoping the passage of time can work in its...

    22. February 26, 2015

      US probe delays Barclays forex settlement

      A New York banking regulator’s probe of Barclays’ foreign exchange trading business is holding up a settlement of currency...

    23. February 26, 2015

      Regulator plays down impact of rules shake-up on gas traders

      Fewer than four natural gas traders hold positions big enough to breach broad new limits on speculation in the US, a...

    24. February 23, 2015

      US investigates banks’ precious metals trading

      US regulators are investigating at least 10 banks over precious metals trading and have subpoenaed HSBC in a sign of further...

    25. February 10, 2015

      ICAP says US swaps rule changes more likely

      A recent changing of the guard at the main US derivatives regulator should give new impetus to ICAP’s efforts to amend...

    26. February 3, 2015

      US regulator prepares fraud case against BP

      A US financial regulator is preparing to name BP and other companies in an enforcement action alleging that they broke...

    27. January 23, 2015

      US considers delay to OTC swap rules

      The US is studying whether to give banks more time to adhere to rules that would require them to set aside margin for swaps...

    28. January 21, 2015

      Olam pays $3m over cocoa trading claims

      Olam, one of the world’s biggest traders of agricultural commodities, will pay $3m to settle US claims that it breached...

    29. January 12, 2015

      US banks call for action on clearing houses

      US banks have urged Jack Lew, the US Treasury secretary, to take action to shore up clearing houses, arguing that the likes...

    30. FT Alphaville

      December 22, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Monday, - No snow and no roubles makes the Alps a dull place. - If Scotland had gone it alone with these oil...

    31. December 15, 2014

      Dodd-Frank under fire in trading case

      A new law against placing and quickly cancelling bid orders to sway others to trade was “hopelessly vague” and prosecutors...

    32. December 4, 2014

      US should consider tougher clearing rules

      The US should consider fresh rules that prohibit clearing houses from pushing any losses from their failure on to pensioners...

    33. FT Alphaville

      November 30, 2014

      Chicago, the last refuge of light touch regulation?

      Friday, November 28th. It’s the day after Thanksgiving in the US – possibly the lightest trading session of the year. And...

    34. November 20, 2014

      CFTC warns EU rules may force tighter US derivatives regulation

      The US may be forced into tougher regulation on benchmarks as planned stringent European rules may shut out the region’s...

    35. November 14, 2014

      CFTC calls for international help on derivatives oversight

      A top US markets regulator has called for his own agency to defer more oversight to overseas jurisdictions to prevent the...

    36. November 12, 2014

      Trio of US banks fined $950m by national regulator

      The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has fined three US banks $950m for “unsafe and unsound” practices in forex...

    37. November 12, 2014

      No end in sight for UBS regulatory woesNo end in sight for UBS regulatory woes

      Sergio Ermotti, UBS’s chief executive, has long said that he wants the Swiss bank – which has been dogged by scandals in...

    38. November 12, 2014

      Regulators slap $4.3bn fines on six banks in global forex probe

      Penalties in global forex probe Six major banks have been fined more than $4bn as regulators punished them for their role in...

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