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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. March 24, 2014

    Tera sets up standards for Bitcoin swaps

    A start-up venue operator for US swaps trading has created what it calls the first standardised legal agreement for Bitcoin...

  6. FT Alphaville

    March 24, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asia-Pacific markets started the new week with broad gains, even in the face of new data showing that China’s...

  7. March 23, 2014

    CFTC steps up probe of ‘exchange for futures’ deals

    The US derivatives watchdog has warned market participants of potential legal charges as it escalates a probe into more than...

  8. March 23, 2014

    Financial reform effort disappoints former CFTC regulator

    Bart Chilton, an outspoken US regulator, said one of his biggest disappointments as he steps down is that the White House...

  9. March 20, 2014

    Quick View: Europe’s MTF problem

    Agreeing how global derivatives should be policed across borders has been one of the most difficult questions for markets...

  10. March 19, 2014

    BoJ stimulus hesitance feeds yen bulls

    There is nothing that foreign exchange traders like less than a listless, directionless market. But this is exactly what...

  11. March 18, 2014

    Fears grow over futures brokers consolidation

    Consolidation among futures brokers is raising fears that there will be fewer parties to share the risks of default in...

  12. March 17, 2014

    Gold pricing scrutiny widens

    The global regulatory scrutiny of benchmarks is shifting from interest rates and foreign exchange to commodities. In...

  13. March 12, 2014

    Acting head warns of CFTC underfunding

    Mark Wetjen, acting head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, has warned that a lack of funding and staffing for his...

  14. March 7, 2014

    Regulator pressed on market abuses

    US Senators on Thursday pressed nominees for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to be tough on enforcement over market...

  15. February 28, 2014

    UK forex day-trading practices under scrutiny

    For a forex trader, Andrew Argent has a surprising view of retail foreign exchange trading. “I would say there is a 97 per...

  16. February 26, 2014

    Regulator penalises US forex trading group FXCM twice

    FXCM, a US forex trading group, has been hit with a penalty for failing to pass on profits to clients as regulators crack...

  17. FT Alphaville

    February 21, 2014

    Frequent batch auctions and the last, slow, bleeding second of the day

    Business Wire, part of the Berkshire Hathaway empire, has decided that it has been doing nothing wrong but will stop sending...

  18. February 17, 2014

    Swaps market prepares for its big bang

    The US swaps market is expected to begin a shift away from the predominance of telephone trading this week as it joins the...

  19. February 13, 2014

    CFTC leadership change eases strains

    Under new leadership, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission is easing tensions with European regulators and mollifying...

  20. February 12, 2014

    Regulators reach deal on over-the-counter derivatives rules

    US and European regulators have reached an agreement over the policing of the $700tn over-the-counter derivatives market –...

  21. February 12, 2014

    Banks left guessing on Volcker rule

    The world’s largest banks could be left scrambling to meet a key reporting date for the Volcker rule because US regulators...

  22. February 11, 2014

    US regulators delay ‘packaged trade’ rules

    About half of the $500tn global interest rate swaps market has been granted a three-month reprieve from trading on new...

  23. February 10, 2014

    Silver positioned for a break higher

    The latest data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission shows that in the week ending February 4, speculator positions...

  24. February 9, 2014

    Commodities traders take aim at rule to limit speculation

    Some of the world’s biggest commodities traders will take a strong line against a new plan to limit market speculation,...

  25. January 31, 2014

    Europe and US watchdogs align on derivatives action

    US and European regulators have pledged greater co-operation as they introduce rules to tighten oversight of the global...

  26. January 21, 2014

    US swaps trading rules have ‘split market’

    New US legislation for swaps trading has dramatically fragmented the transatlantic market in the past three months, with...

  27. January 21, 2014

    Big bets on power cleared by regulator

    Speculators facing a clampdown in commodities markets have a new place to take big positions: electric power. One of the...

  28. January 19, 2014

    US regulators ‘funded at a level to fail’

    Even with new budget increases, US securities regulators are falling further behind the market when it comes to technology...

  29. January 14, 2014

    Fed to seek comments on restricting banks’ commodities trading

    Federal Reserve officials will ask for comments on whether it should restrict the trading of physical commodities by banks,...

  30. January 6, 2014

    Strong Asian demand gives gold a boost

    Gold continued its strong start to 2014, rising to its highest level in three weeks on the back of strong physical demand...

  31. December 30, 2013

    Gary Gensler defends record as he leaves CFTC

    Gary Gensler is regarded by some as one of the toughest regulatory cops policing Wall Street. Over the past five years, the...

  32. December 30, 2013

    SGX approved for US derivatives clearing

    The Singapore exchange has become the first Asian exchange to be allowed to offer clearing of over-the-counter derivatives...

  33. December 21, 2013

    CFTC extends reach over foreign companies

    The Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Friday took another step in imposing some of its rules on overseas companies, in...

  34. FT Alphaville

    December 18, 2013

    Maybe Footnote 88 really is evil

    The derivatives industry has been up in arms over this little footnote that spans pages 22 and 23 in the new...

  35. FT Alphaville

    December 17, 2013

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Predictions that the Federal Reserve will defer any tapering decision to 2014 gave risk assets a boost in Asia....

  36. December 11, 2013

    Cash-strapped regulators face heavy Volcker workload

    US regulators who approved the Volcker rule face a heavier workload to uphold it, but it is unclear if the cash-strapped...

  37. December 10, 2013

    Treasury secretary pushed for tougher line on CEOs

    Treasury secretary Jack Lew played a central role in championing the Volcker rule provision pushing for more accountability...

  38. December 10, 2013

    Volcker rule comes of age in spite of protests

    In the four years since Paul Volcker, former Federal Reserve chairman, first called for a ban on banks trading with their...

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