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      January 25, 2016

      Yen fans playing chicken into BoJ meeting

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      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...

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      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...

    2. 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...

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      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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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,...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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,...

    17. 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...

    18. October 20, 2015

      Why US regulators target spoofing

      Dubious trading practices are once more back in the spotlight after the main US derivatives regulator this week accused...

    19. October 19, 2015

      CFTC accuses 3Red Trading of ‘spoofing’ markets

      Chicago-based proprietary trading firm 3Red Trading and its co-founder have been accused by US regulators of using...

    20. September 30, 2015

      Incentives in futures markets attract scrutiny

      If the energy market was a vast sea, Nasdaq’s new futures exchange would be a puddle: it handles one in 500 US oil...

    21. September 29, 2015

      CFTC head calls for leverage ratio fix

      The head of the main US derivatives regulator has reiterated calls for a softening of bank capital requirements blamed...

    22. September 24, 2015

      CFTC acts against bitcoin trade platform

      A bitcoin trading platform has been found by US regulators to have failed to prevent prohibited transactions, in a sign...

    23. September 22, 2015

      Commodity traders given breathing room

      Hedge funds and Wall Street banks face an easier time keeping large oil, grain and metal trades after persuading the US...

    24. September 18, 2015

      US regulator halts bitcoin derivatives

      It has long been debated whether bitcoin is just a passing fad, a cryptocurrency destined to change the world of money,...

    25. September 14, 2015

      3Red set for ‘spoofing’ legal battle

      3Red Trading, a proprietary trading firm, is girding for a court battle with a US regulator as it awaits charges over...

    26. September 8, 2015

      Wobble may be boon for bargain hunters

      Here are a few interesting nuggets relating to the recent US stock market wobble. Place your bets on their degree of...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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....

    32. 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,...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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