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    1. October 14, 2014

      Malaysia bourse to broaden offerings

      Bursa Malaysia, the southeast Asian country’s exchange, is moving to revive its almost defunct financial futures products by...

    2. October 10, 2014

      US data point to hit from Gross exit

      Asset managers extended their massive liquidation of interest rate futures holdings for the seven days up to Tuesday,...

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    1. October 8, 2014

      Traders cut bets on fast Fed rate rise pace

      Speculative investors are liquidating derivative bets that favour a faster pace of policy tightening by the Federal Reserve...

    2. October 8, 2014

      Chicago prosecutor gets tough on ‘spoofing’

      For professional traders in financial markets, the potential consequences of “spoofing” are not funny. Variants of spoofing,...

    3. October 5, 2014

      Gross triggers sell-off in interest rate derivative positions

      Investors have liquidated hundreds of billions of dollars of positions in interest rate derivatives contracts, an asset...

    4. October 2, 2014

      Trader faces criminal ‘spoofing’ charges

      A high-frequency trader has been indicted on charges that he manipulated commodities markets by “spoofing” – marking the...

    5. September 16, 2014

      Former Amaranth star fined over gas trades

      Brian Hunter, the natural gas trader whose large bets helped precipitate the $6bn collapse of Amaranth, the hedge fund, has...

    6. September 9, 2014

      Swaps dealers warn on market transparency

      Swaps market dealers are warning that efforts to reform the vast over-the-counter derivatives industry in the US are not...

    7. September 7, 2014

      CME revamps fee rebates for energy trading

      CME Group, owner of the world’s largest futures exchange, has launched a sweeping revamp of its opaque system of fee rebates...

    8. September 5, 2014

      Banks face first lawsuit over Isdafix rigging claims

      More than a dozen global financial institutions face fresh allegations that they colluded to manipulate a benchmark interest...

    9. August 21, 2014

      HFT ‘cheetahs’ get Chilton as an adviser

      One of the world’s most outspoken critics of high-speed traders has signed on as an adviser to an industry group for...

    10. August 20, 2014

      CFTC and traders clash on cotton verdict

      A notorious episode of wild cotton price swings was “orderly”, a US regulator has said, a conclusion at odds with many...

    11. August 5, 2014

      Oil trader Arcadia Petroleum settles with CFTC

      Global oil trading house Arcadia Petroleum and its affiliates agreed to pay $13m to settle claims from US regulators that...

    12. July 31, 2014

      Massad sees end to US-EU clearing dispute

      Timothy Massad, the new head of the main US derivatives regulator, said on Thursday he was committed to resolving a...

    13. FT Alphaville

      July 28, 2014

      Of obseen Libor manipulation

      Lloyds gets a $383.2m fine for Libor manipulation — split between US and UK regulators and including a fine of £70m and some...

    14. July 24, 2014

      Lloyds to pay up to £300m Libor fines

      Lloyds Banking Group is preparing to announce early next week that it will pay fines of £200m-£300m to US and UK regulators...

    15. July 23, 2014

      O’Malia to take helm at Isda

      Scott O’Malia, who this week quit as a commissioner at the main regulator of the US swaps industry, will become head of the...

    16. July 21, 2014

      Speculators cut bets on higher oil prices

      Speculators cut their bets on higher Brent crude oil prices by almost a quarter in the week to July 15 after prices dropped...

    17. July 15, 2014

      Chris Dodd reaffirms push for single US prudential regulator

      Chris Dodd, the former US senator responsible for the landmark Dodd-Frank financial reform bill, said the idea of paring...

    18. June 28, 2014

      Europe calls on US to recognise overseas clearing rules

      European markets authorities have called on their US counterparts to recognise equivalent standards for overseas clearing...

    19. June 20, 2014

      US commodities regulator wrestles hedgers and speculators

      A meeting on commodities regulation held in Washington this week at times felt like an argument among lexicographers. The...

    20. June 16, 2014

      Quick View: Clearing up differences

      Eleven months on and last summer’s accord between the EU and US over jointly overseeing the derivatives market across the...

    21. June 16, 2014

      CFTC moves to curb speculators face revision

      A long-running effort to constrain speculation in commodities markets could face another round of revision. Almost five...

    22. June 13, 2014

      ‘The Secret Club that Runs the World’, by Kate Kelly

      The Secret Club that Runs the World: Inside the Fraternity of Commodity Traders, by Kate Kelly, Portfolio, RRP£14.99/$29.95,...

    23. June 11, 2014

      IDX Beat – futures industry regenerates

      It has always seemed apt to hold London’s main annual derivatives industry gathering down the street from the city’s...

    24. June 5, 2014

      SEC head proposes safeguards against HFT risks

      The head of the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday recommended moves to stop computer-driven high-frequency...

    25. June 3, 2014

      Massad confirmed as new CFTC chairman

      The board of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the main US derivatives regulator, is back to full strength for the...

    26. May 15, 2014

      RP Martin brokers pledged beer for help in rigging Libor rates

      Brokers at RP Martin promised traders at banks including the Royal Bank of Scotland and Rabobank entertainment in Las Vegas,...

    27. May 15, 2014

      RP Martin fined $2.3m in Libor probe

      RP Martin, the interdealer broker, “aided and abetted” the attempted rigging of Libor, the interbank benchmark rate, in...

    28. May 14, 2014

      US Senate rule changes lead to empty chairs

      Radical changes to Senate rules have failed to speed up confirmations to vital economic jobs. The nominations of Stanley...

    29. May 8, 2014

      ICE chief pledges to simplify stocks trading

      The new owner of the New York Stock Exchange has waded into the raging debate over high-frequency trading and promised to...

    30. May 8, 2014

      European Commission keen to delay bank rules on clearing

      European authorities are planning a six-month delay to rules that will force banks not using its designated clearing houses...

    31. May 5, 2014

      James Cawley steps down as Javelin CEO

      Javelin Capital Markets, a fledgling derivatives trading platform that has pushed hard for sweeping reform of the market in...

    32. April 20, 2014

      US regulators to monitor London over-the-counter swaps

      Part of London’s lucrative over-the-counter swaps market is set to come under direct US regulatory oversight as dealers in...

    33. April 14, 2014

      ICE Clear Europe wins European CDS approval

      IntercontinentalExchange will begin clearing European sovereign credit default swaps (CDS) after US clearance brought to an...

    34. April 10, 2014

      Traders warn on deadline for new swaps rules

      Swaps dealers have warned a mid-May deadline forcing them to comply with new US rules for over-the-counter trading remains...

    35. April 9, 2014

      Stocks slide at US oil hub hits physical traders

      The vacancy rate is rising in the world’s marquee oil hotel. Less and less crude is bedding down at Cushing, Oklahoma, the...

    36. FT Alphaville

      March 28, 2014

      Guest post: Bitcoin, derivatives, and the IRS

      This guest post is by Tim Karpoff, a partner at Jenner & Block and formerly Director of the Treasury Department’s Office of...

    37. March 25, 2014

      CFTC and Treasury share swaps resources

      The main US derivatives regulator is set to share resources with the US Treasury as it struggles to get a firmer oversight...

    38. March 25, 2014

      Fines for traders reveal swaps tensions

      As 20-page swap agreements unspooled from a fax machine, they fell straight into the oil trader’s rubbish bin. The documents...

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