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    1. November 20, 2014

      Fed asks whether it is too close to banks

      The Federal Reserve board is conducting a major review of how the regulator and its reserve banks supervise large financial...

    2. November 20, 2014

      CFTC warns EU rules may force tighter US derivatives regulation

      The US may be forced into tougher regulation on benchmarks as planned stringent European rules may shut out the region’s...

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    1. November 20, 2014

      US retail groups shop at home rather than abroad

      As America’s retailers prepare for their busiest period of the year, there is one item unlikely to be in stock:...

    2. November 20, 2014

      Goldman fires staff for alleged NY Fed breach

      Goldman Sachs has fired an investment banker who allegedly accessed confidential information from the Federal Reserve Bank...

    3. November 19, 2014

      Ranbaxy sues US FDA for revoking drug approvals

      Ranbaxy, the troubled Indian drugmaker, is suing the US Food and Drug Administration for revoking its tentative approvals to...

    4. November 18, 2014

      Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi fined $315m for ‘misleading regulators’

      Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi was ordered to pay $315m on Tuesday for “misleading regulators” over transactions with Iran, Sudan...

    5. November 14, 2014

      European banks wake up to the pain of US-sized fines

      Bank fines worldwide broke all kinds of records this week, as $4.3bn in penalties were meted out by US, Swiss and UK...

    6. November 14, 2014

      CFTC calls for international help on derivatives oversight

      A top US markets regulator has called for his own agency to defer more oversight to overseas jurisdictions to prevent the...

    7. November 13, 2014

      US and Brussels target at least 12 banks over forex

      Six banks agreed a $4.3bn settlement with UK, US and Swiss regulators on Wednesday for allegedly attempting to manipulate...

    8. November 13, 2014

      Regulation: Banks count the risks and rewards

      Every week, roughly $1bn is sent out of the US by people helping to support their families in other countries – mostly in...

    9. November 13, 2014

      Penalise the banks but use the money well

      This week some British charities have an unexpected reason to smile. On Wednesday, European and American regulators imposed...

    10. November 12, 2014

      Cisco chief warns on Obama web plans

      Cisco warned on Wednesday that new internet rules proposed by the White House would badly damage investment in...

    11. November 12, 2014

      Trio of US banks fined $950m by national regulator

      The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has fined three US banks $950m for “unsafe and unsound” practices in forex...

    12. November 12, 2014

      An imperfect plan for fixing the next crisis

      After the spectacular chaos of the last time that regulators and governments scrambled to rescue banks in the US and Europe,...

    13. November 10, 2014

      Comment: Flawed US rules fragment swaps market

      Over the past several decades, regional and national markets for financial products have expanded into a truly global...

    14. November 6, 2014

      StanChart case has hatched cuckoos in the nest for New York banks

      It is always toe curling when a gauche foreigner louses things up for everyone else. An example would be this columnist –...

    15. November 6, 2014

      Europe attracted by US derivatives pull

      European derivatives trading has had a distinctly American flavour in recent months. Earnings reports from CME Group, the...

    16. November 4, 2014

      Comment: Sefs face new challenge

      The summer of 2010 marked the beginning of the most radical reform in the history of the US over-the-counter derivatives...

    17. November 3, 2014

      Banks’ liquidity lifeline stirs debate

      The failure of 11 large banks to pass the US living will process is raising fears that some regulators are trying to cut the...

    18. October 31, 2014

      The Diary: Martin Wolf

      I dedicated my latest book (The Shifts and the Shocks: What We’ve Learned – and Have Still to Learn – from the Financial...

    19. October 30, 2014

      StanChart faces US sanctions probe

      US authorities have reopened an investigation into Standard Chartered to determine whether the UK bank hid transactions that...

    20. October 30, 2014

      Blow to asset managers in ETF arena

      The long-running war between the mutual fund industry and the burgeoning exchange traded fund sector appears to have reached...

    21. October 23, 2014

      Thirty-one banks prepare for Fed tests

      Global banks will have to show how they can withstand a spike in oil prices, a rise in the US unemployment rate and an...

    22. October 23, 2014

      Regulators aim to learn lessons from Lehman Brothers collapse

      Global panic sparked by the collapse of Lehman Brothers showed regulators that they needed co-ordinated, cross-border plans...

    23. October 22, 2014

      ConvergEx rebuilds after US Department of Justice settlement

      ConvergEx, the US brokerage, is overhauling its business after acknowledging that a settlement with US regulators for...

    24. October 21, 2014

      Fed did not act on JPMorgan ‘whale’ fears

      The Federal Reserve had identified risks in the JPMorgan unit which went on to lose more than $6bn in the “London whale”...

    25. October 21, 2014

      US regulator accuses Ocwen of backdating letters

      New York’s top banking regulator has accused mortgage servicing giant Ocwen Financial of backdating “potentially hundreds of...

    26. October 21, 2014

      Regulators’ mortgage risk-retention rule given US approval

      A new rule requiring banks to retain some credit risk when they sell mortgages and other loans has been approved by US...

    27. October 20, 2014

      Banks warned of stiffer penalties

      Banks are not doing enough to curb misconduct and face stiffer punishment if they do not improve, Federal Reserve Governor...

    28. October 19, 2014

      Copycats are an unsuccessful breed

      Active fund managers who attempt to copy the investment strategies of better-performing rivals directly have little chance...

    29. October 16, 2014

      Banks blame bond volatility on tighter regulation

      Wall Street’s biggest banks have placed much of the blame for violent swings in US government bond prices over the past 24...

    30. October 11, 2014

      Banks agree to derivatives rules to cope with future crisis

      The world's largest banks have agreed to give up their rights to immediately end derivatives contracts with crisis-hit...

    31. October 10, 2014

      US and UK to play financial ‘war game’

      Britain and the US will stage the first transatlantic simulation of a crisis in a large bank on Monday. It is a sign of...

    32. October 10, 2014

      Morgan Stanley’s Rosneft deal flounders

      Morgan Stanley’s deal to sell an oil trading business to Rosneft, the state-owned Russian oil group, is close to collapse...

    33. October 7, 2014

      Banks rewrite derivatives rules to cope with future crisis

      The world’s biggest banks have agreed to tear up the rule book on derivatives to make it easier to resolve a future failing...

    34. October 7, 2014

      Geithner defends US action in AIG bailout

      Tim Geithner, the former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, has defended the 2008 bailout of AIG, telling a...

    35. October 6, 2014

      NY bank regulator targets cyber threat

      New York’s top banking regulator will meet the chief executives of several financial institutions to discuss their ability...

    36. October 2, 2014

      Trader faces criminal ‘spoofing’ charges

      A high-frequency trader has been indicted on charges that he manipulated commodities markets by “spoofing” – marking the...

    37. September 30, 2014

      Mercer strips Pimco funds of top rating

      One of the most influential pension consultants has stripped Pimco’s $223bn Total Return bond fund of its top rating,...

    38. September 28, 2014

      Banks increase efforts to stay on right side of law

      If there was any doubt in bank executives’ minds about the perils of falling foul of US sanctions, it was decisively...

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