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  1. July 31, 2014

    Asset managers may escape systemic label

    Large asset managers, including BlackRock and Fidelity, have for now escaped being labelled ‘systemically important’ as...

  2. July 25, 2014

    US looks at ‘ultra-long’ Treasury bonds

    Where Canada and Mexico have ventured in recent months, will the US follow? Strong demand for a 50-year government bond sold...

  1. July 21, 2014

    A dose of rate reality to hit markets

    The markets were clearly not spooked by what Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen meant to be a nuanced tone in her...

  2. May 12, 2014

    Demand for long-dated Treasuries defies bearish signals

    The big investing story this year is that the US “long” bond is back – and in a big way. Not for the first time in a...

  3. May 7, 2014

    Treasury sales to test investor appetite

    Bond investors bought a significant share of new 10-year US Treasury debt on Wednesday, in a bullish sign for an asset class...

  4. April 15, 2014

    US Treasury slams China on currency

    The US Treasury slammed China for resuming large-scale efforts to hold down the renminbi just hours after official data...

  5. April 15, 2014

    Belgium packs punch in US Treasury market

    A small country of 11m that recently managed nearly two years without an elected government has assumed a muscular presence...

  6. April 5, 2014

    Boeing and GE get US license to sell spare parts to Iran

    WASHINGTON/PARIS, April 4 – Boeing, the world’s biggest aeroplane maker, and engine maker General Electric said on Friday...

  7. March 11, 2014

    Fannie and Freddie shares plunge on Senate bill

    Shares of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac plunged on Tuesday after Senate leaders released a bipartisan plan to unwind the US...

  8. February 11, 2014

    Obama delays part of health reform implementation

    The Obama administration has delayed the implementation of another part of its troubled landmark health reform, giving...

  9. February 5, 2014

    Banks urge US Treasury to take bigger role in debt sales

    Wall Street banks are urging the US Treasury to play a more active role in how the country’s debt is sold, encroaching on...

  10. January 30, 2014

    Why Uncle Sam needs some novel sweeteners for its bonds

    This week the US government delivered two pieces of noteworthy news. One caused a splash: on Wednesday the Federal Reserve...

  11. January 29, 2014

    Floating rate Treasuries register strong demand

    Investor demand for the first new US Treasury security in 16 years pulled in orders worth nearly six times the size of the...

  12. January 23, 2014

    US Treasury to sell $15bn “floaters” next week

    The US Treasury Department is adding a new product to its pool of securities for the first time in almost two decades amid...

  13. January 22, 2014

    Treasury ‘firmly committed’ to reform of Fannie and Freddie

    The US Treasury is fully committed to reforming the housing market, with an official taking a firm stand against allowing...

  14. 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...

  15. November 6, 2013

    US floating rate debt: take note

    It is a dream come true: US Treasury debt without the interest rate risk. That’s an investment you can really cram your...

  16. November 6, 2013

    US to sell $15bn of floating rate debt

    Investors will be able to buy up to $15bn of Treasury bonds offering protection from a rise in interest rates, in the first...

  17. November 5, 2013

    Top US Treasury official on international economics to resign

    Lael Brainard, the top US Treasury official on international economic policy who helped steer the Obama administration’s...

  18. August 9, 2013

    Specialist wealth managers pounce on rich US expats in the UK

    A new breed of wealth managers is emerging in the UK to serve thousands of rich American expats, whose tax affairs are...

  19. July 7, 2013

    White House set for Wall Street clash over trade talks

    The Obama administration has set itself up for a fight with Wall Street after resisting European demands to include...

  20. June 25, 2013

    Bill to wind down Fannie and Freddie has bipartisan support

    A bipartisan group of senators presented a plan for a sweeping reform of US housing finance that would wind down Fannie Mae...

  21. Money Supply

    February 6, 2013

    Geithner →→→ CFR

    The initial resting place for Timothy Geithner, who stepped down as Treasury secretary two weeks ago, will be at the Council...

  22. January 28, 2013

    Ex-Jefferies trader charged with fraud

    A former Jefferies trader has been charged with defrauding clients, including the US government and prominent hedge funds,...

  23. January 24, 2013

    Geithner leaves with reputation enhanced

    Few Secretaries of the Treasury are called upon to fight a financial crisis and fewer still emerge with their reputations...

  24. January 14, 2013

    JPMorgan under fire for ‘whale’ errors

    JPMorgan Chase has been criticised by US bank regulators for failures in risk management that led to a multibillion-dollar...

  25. FT Alphaville

    November 28, 2012

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York… FT ALPHAVILLE ‘China not a currency manipulator, everyone back to work’. Or, in US Treasury...

  26. FT Alphaville

    November 27, 2012

    "China not a currency manipulator, everyone back to work"

    Or if you prefer the US Treasury Department-ese version: Based on the analysis in this report, Treasury has concluded that...

  27. August 3, 2012

    Treasury in $5bn AIG share sale

    The US Treasury announced it had agreed to sell about $5bn of shares in AIG as the government reduces the position it...

  28. July 18, 2012

    ‘Smart’ sanctions take toll on Syria

    After the terrorist attacks of September 11 2001, the US Treasury Department developed a toolkit of “smart” sanctions and...

  29. beyondbrics

    May 21, 2012

    China gets VVIP treatment from US

    In China, the super rich routinely expect luxury goods stores to pamper them with VIP treatment. Beijing, as the single...

  30. April 10, 2012

    Housing regulator argues for debt forgiveness

    It may be cheaper for state-controlled lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to forgive some distressed mortgage debt than to...

  31. April 7, 2012

    US freezes pay for bailout CEOs

    Pay for the chief executives of AIG, Ally Financial and General Motors will remain frozen this year, the US Treasury said,...

  32. March 30, 2012

    US Treasury books $50m loss on bank shares

    The US Treasury has sold its preferred stock in six small banks, booking a $50m loss as the government faces questions on...

  33. March 28, 2012

    Declines in the quantity of money must be avoided at all costs

    From Prof Tim Congdon. Sir, Lawrence Summers (Comment, March 26) believes that, in order to “nurture the new optimism on the...

  34. March 15, 2012

    Geithner calls for reforms to boost growth

    The US must prop up short-term growth, make structural reforms to become more competitive and increase tax revenues to...

  35. March 14, 2012

    Benchmark Treasury yields at 5-month highs

    US Treasury benchmark 10-year yields rose to their highest level in five months as investors focused on improving economic...

  36. March 8, 2012

    US Treasury reduces AIG stake to 70 per cent

    The US Treasury has sold 206m AIG shares at $29 apiece, lowering its stake from 77 to 70 per cent and touting the recovery...

  37. March 8, 2012

    US Treasury to sell $7bn of AIG shares

    The US Treasury plans to sell AIG shares worth up to $6.9bn in the latest stage of a gradual selldown of the 77 per cent...

  38. March 5, 2012

    AIG sells $6bn AIA stake to pay down debt

    AIG has sold more than one third of its remaining stake in AIA to raise about $6bn that it will use to pay down more of the...

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