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    1. August 17, 2015

      The day of the flash crash

      Much of the US Department of Justice’s case relies on one day in the life of Navinder Singh Sarao: May 6 2010. He saw...

    2. August 16, 2015

      BP fights to blow away gas market rigging case

      The weekend before the Lehman Brothers collapse unleashed a financial cyclone, a real one made landfall on the Gulf of...

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    1. Exchanges, Trading & Clearing

      The market structure industry, which includes exchanges, clearing houses, brokers, tra...
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      Currencies: Companies make plans in case the euro collapses Capital rules: Regulators...
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    1. August 4, 2015

      ‘Pete the Greek’ will not face Libor action

      A UBS banker at the heart of the Libor-rigging scandal will have no enforcement action taken against him, after the UK...

    2. FT Data

      July 22, 2015

      Bank fines: get the data

      Global banks have paid $162.2bn in fines and legal settlements with US regulators since the financial crisis, data...

    3. July 14, 2015

      Proprietary traders ‘self trade’ in bond market chaos

      A significant share of the $12tn US Treasury market consists of proprietary trading firms transacting with themselves....

    4. July 13, 2015

      US Treasuries turmoil probe finds no smoking gun

      After months of study, no smoking gun. US regulators say a number of factors, notably the rise of electronic trading,...

    5. July 10, 2015

      Treasury market’s bogeymen are here to stay

      High-frequency traders, the big bogeymen of stock markets, have muscled their way into the biggest bond market of them...

    6. July 8, 2015

      CFTC stays ICE’s plan to raise position limits in power contracts

      The US futures regulator has pushed back against an effort by Intercontinental Exchange to give speculators more leeway...

    7. June 28, 2015

      NY bank watchdog sinks teeth into Isdafix rigging

      New York’s banking regulator is probing an emerging benchmark trading scandal relating to the suspected manipulation of...

    8. June 24, 2015

      US futures regulator in call to tackle industry ‘culture problem’

      A senior US regulator has advocated taking a page from the UK and passing a new rule tightening governance of...

    9. June 22, 2015

      Clearing houses reduce risk, they do not eliminate it

      What innovation has done most to reduce risk in capital markets in the past decade? A leading contender is surely the...

    10. June 22, 2015

      Euro buoyed from trimming of bearish bets

      A market snapshot of currency positions has revealed a sharp drop in betting against the euro, providing evidence of...

    11. June 14, 2015

      Financial regulators target high-profile cases

      Financial watchdogs across three continents are targeting fewer, high-profile cases to levy ever-larger fines, despite...

    12. June 10, 2015

      Asia appeals for exchanges as regulators get bogged down

      For delegates gathering at the annual International Derivatives Expo in London this week, there were two main items on...

    13. June 2, 2015

      Kraft’s successors defend wheat trades

      Kraft Foods was acting rationally in the face of a “dysfunctional” wheat market when it made a series of aggressive...

    14. May 21, 2015

      Bank fines credited for culture shift

      Multibillion-dollar fines — such as the record settlement imposed on six banks over foreign-exchange manipulation — are...

    15. May 21, 2015

      Investigators probe $500tn interest rate swaps market

      If banks thought Wednesday’s settlement over foreign exchange manipulaton would help them draw a line under allegations...

    16. May 20, 2015

      CFTC takes aim at Isdafix manipulation with Barclays case

      Barclays has become the first bank to be fined in the long-running investigation into alleged manipulation of US...

    17. May 20, 2015

      Barclays fined $2.4bn for forex rigging

      Six banks fined for forex rigging “If you ain’t cheating, you ain’t trying,” is how a Barclays sales manager summed up...

    18. May 14, 2015

      US ‘superior’ to Europe on futures margin

      The head of the main US derivatives regulator on Thursday launched a passionate defence of its rules, describing...

    19. May 12, 2015

      Nomura exits swaps clearing for US and European customers

      Nomura has become the latest mid-tier investment bank to abandon a key part of its derivatives services for customers...

    20. May 11, 2015

      Big banks finalise $6bn-plus settlements on foreign exchange

      Five of the world’s biggest banks are finalising agreements to collectively pay more than $6bn for allegedly...

    21. May 8, 2015

      Comment: SEC should make spoofing focus of markets meeting

      Until recently US regulators had one story about the 2010 flash crash. It was in a report Securities and Exchange...

    22. May 7, 2015

      Europe and US fail to agree on derivatives rules

      The two main regions for derivatives trading have failed in their latest push to harmonise industry rules, with US and...

    23. May 6, 2015

      Two traders charged with “spoofing”

      Two traders in the United Arab Emirates have been charged with “spoofing” the New York gold and silver market after an...

    24. April 27, 2015

      Bets on yen weakness scaled back

      Currency investors and strategists say the prospect of a weaker yen against the dollar rests on a sharper divergence...

    25. April 24, 2015

      EU and US aim for May deal on derivatives clearing

      The two main regions for derivatives trading aim to harmonise industry rules in the coming weeks, settling a...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. FT Alphaville

      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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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,...

    35. 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,...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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