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    1. November 5, 2014

      Bank regulation: no presents yet

      Santa hasn’t yet arrived on Wall Street. The big banks do have plenty of Republican friends – two-thirds of political...

    2. September 22, 2014

      Banks hope for ballot blow to Dodd-Frank

      Banks hope that a Republican takeover of the US Senate could provide the first real prospect of changes to the Dodd-Frank...

    1. July 21, 2014

      Wall St money backs Senate Republicans

      Wall Street donors are concentrating their firepower on backing conservative candidates to flip control in the US Senate to...

    2. December 15, 2013

      US Federal Reserve: The Bernanke years

      It was a drizzly day in Washington when Ben Bernanke went to his confirmation hearing in November 2005, but all seemed...

    3. November 3, 2013

      Yellen to meet Republican lawmakers ahead of confirmation votes

      Janet Yellen, US Federal Reserve chair nominee, this week meets key Republican party lawmakers who will probably oppose her...

    4. January 16, 2013

      Pro-gun lobby urged to tone down rhetoric

      Traditional supporters of the National Rifle Association on Capitol Hill are urging the powerful pro-gun lobby group to tone...

    5. June 19, 2012

      Regulator slow to focus on JPMorgan trades

      The chief US bank regulator overseeing JPMorgan Chase said his agency did not realise the “potential significance” of the...

    6. June 19, 2012

      Strained SEC holds up swaps rules

      New rules intended to regulate the $648tn swaps market are being delayed by the US Securities and Exchange Commission over...

    7. June 15, 2012

      Dimon takes on the senators

      Jamie Dimon, the chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, arrived in Washington this week for the first in a gruelling double set...

    8. June 13, 2012

      JPMorgan Chase chief blames executives

      Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, told a congressional hearing on Wednesday he was unaware the bank’s chief...

    9. December 27, 2011

      Obama in fresh move to fill Fed seats

      President Barack Obama has made a fresh attempt to fill vacant positions on the board of the US Federal Reserve, nominating...

    10. September 6, 2011

      Republicans vow to block consumer nominee

      Richard Cordray, President Barack Obama’s pick to run the new US consumer finance agency, will not be confirmed for the post...

    11. FT Alphaville

      June 8, 2011

      Further further reading

      For the commute home, - Running a Brazil-focused hedge fund must be quite a challenge: “All you have to do is buy the...

    12. June 6, 2011

      Obama nominee to Federal Reserve Board withdraws

      Senate Republicans have succeeded in a 14-month campaign to block one of President Barack Obama’s nominees to the Federal...

    13. April 29, 2011

      Obama visits storm-stricken south

      Barack Obama, US president, on Friday visited the counties in Alabama hardest hit by this week’s deadly storms, which...

    14. March 30, 2011

      Republicans lay out mortgage reform plan

      House Republicans laid out plans for a piecemeal privatisation of the mortgage market on Tuesday, with legislation they said...

    15. March 9, 2011

      GOP accuses White House of ‘regulatory shakedown’

      Senior Republicans accused the Obama administration of a “regulatory shakedown” on Wednesday and called for a halt on the...

    16. March 9, 2011

      GOP attacks Obama foreclosure settlement

      Senior Republicans accused the Obama administration of a “regulatory shakedown” on Wednesday and called for a halt to the...

    17. March 9, 2011

      Obama Fed nominee suffers another setback

      The chances of Nobel prize-winning economist Peter Diamond becoming a Federal Reserve governor are falling after a...

    18. Money Supply

      March 8, 2011

      Poor Peter Diamond

      It looks like the Nobel-prize winning MIT economist is going to get blocked by the Republicans again in his nomination to...

    19. Money Supply

      March 1, 2011

      Bernanke talks fiscal policy with Congress

      In Ben Bernanke’s testimony before the Senate banking committee today, there was plenty of talk about US fiscal and...

    20. January 4, 2011

      Republicans hit at White House delays in filling top jobs

      Republicans, after two years of criticism from the White House for blocking government appointments, have started to...

    21. Money Supply

      November 16, 2010

      Top economists not wanted for the Fed?

      The latest reason to oppose Peter Diamond as a governor of the Fed could cause some long-term problems. Senator Richard...

    22. FT Alphaville

      November 10, 2010

      Fed asset purchases draw more fire

      The drumbeat of Republican attacks on the Federal Reserve’s plan to buy $600bn in Treasury bonds to boost the economic...

    23. Money Supply

      November 9, 2010

      Shelby is worried about QE2

      The drumbeat of Republican criticism of the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing plan is getting louder. A few minutes ago,...

    24. November 9, 2010

      Fed asset purchases draw more fire

      The drumbeat of Republican attacks on the Federal Reserve’s plan to buy $600bn in Treasury bonds to boost the economic...

    25. FT Alphaville

      October 12, 2010

      Labour market researchers share Nobel for economics

      As the world struggles to sustain a fragile economic recovery, the Nobel Prize for economics was awarded on Monday to three...

    26. October 11, 2010

      Jobs trio share Nobel for economics

      Christopher Pissarides, Peter Diamond and Dale Mortensen As the world struggles to sustain a fragile economic recovery, the...

    27. Money Supply

      September 15, 2010

      Bleak prospects for Fed nominees

      There has been plenty of comment on the ridiculously long time it is taking to fill the three vacant seats for governors at...

    28. September 14, 2010

      End nears in battle for US loan watchdog role

      The White House is close to bringing an end to the saga over who should run the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,...

    29. August 25, 2010

      US businesses alarmed at SEC plan

      Corporate America senses a revolution in the offing on Wednesday – and one it finds deeply alarming. “The implications of...

    30. July 21, 2010

      Full text: Bernanke testimony

      Chairman Bernanke’s semi-annual monetary policy report to CongressJuly 21, 2010Chairman Dodd, Senator Shelby, and members of...

    31. July 15, 2010

      US Senate passes financial reform

      The US Senate finally passed a landmark reform of Wall Street on Thursday, delivering President Barack Obama’s second big...

    32. FT Alphaville

      May 25, 2010

      Barney Frank to shepherd financial reform

      US representative Barney Frank will lead the House-Senate conference to finalise financial reform, Reuters reports. Senators...

    33. May 12, 2010

      Fed official warns on threat of contagion from debt crisis

      A senior Federal Reserve official yesterday warned that the European debt crisis posed the biggest threat to the US economy,...

    34. May 12, 2010

      Fed official warns of debt threat

      A senior US Federal Reserve official yesterday warned that the European debt crisis posed the biggest threat to the US...

    35. May 12, 2010

      Fed to face probe of actions during crisis

      The US Senate yesterday unanimously backed a full audit of the Federal Reserve's actions during the financial crisis but...

    36. May 12, 2010

      Fed to face probe of actions during crisis

      The US Senate yesterday unanimously backed a full-scale audit of the Federal Reserve's actions during the financial crisis...

    37. May 11, 2010

      Fed to face probe of actions during crisis

      The US Senate on Tuesday unanimously backed a full-scale audit of the Federal Reserve’s actions during the financial crisis...

    38. May 11, 2010

      Fed official warns on European debt crisis

      A senior Federal Reserve official on Tuesday warned that the European debt crisis posed the biggest threat to the US...

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