Physical trading by banks said to inflate commodity prices, increase systemic risk and threaten shortage of beer cans
Oil and gas firms still face compliance challenge from anti-bribery laws, despite court judgement against Dodd-Frank disclosure rules
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The computational requirements of Solvency II are driving the need for more computing power and data storage accessible on a scalable basis. Early adopters are leveraging cloud computing for their Solvency II implementation. Others are taking a more cautious approach, waiting for the industry to address key concerns such as security before they to embrace computing.
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Commissioner says lowering futures block trade thresholds skirts the intent of Dodd-Frank
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