The draft form of the EU's proposed financial transactions tax is 'unworkable' for European firms operating in Asia
The CFTC has a lot on its plate, including Sef rules, dealing with the extraterritorial impact of its regulations, and working out how best to manage the huge amount of data coming its way
A CFTC exemptive order expires in July, meaning new regulations could capture a broader range of clients as US persons
CFTC provides last-minute relief for FX prime brokers, having listened to arguments that the market could be seriously impeded by business conduct rules
The cost of reducing systemic risk is too high for the real economy, says Isda deputy chief executive
The potential for conflicting regulations could hamper cross-border trades, warns MAS official
The US will not allow the EU financial transaction tax to happen, according to the head of US Chamber of Commerce Thomas Donohue. Co-ordination between G-20 countries on financial regulation is needed
CFTC chair says "it is critical" that US rules apply overseas, in article for Banque de France stability review
Global consistency a pipe dream, as national regulators go their own way
Dodd-Frank delay gets mixed response from energy firms
Ferc and turf
OR&R recognises a law firm that successfully guided clients through regulatory confusion and the interpretation of sometimes competing items of financial legislation
Shift away from swaps trading and recent price reporting agency scandals helping Oman contract, says DME chief
EC "very concerned" about capital and liquidity proposals, says chief executive of the European Banking Federation
Swap futures have a number of advantages, but OTC instruments will continue to be popular, leading buy-side firms say
US banks remain highly cautious about the impact of Volcker rule, industry expert says
A variety of clearing houses are emerging in Asia – in some cases, backed by domestic clearing requirements for local currency derivatives. That poses some difficult questions for participants active across the region. Should they sign up to all of...
Swaps vs futures: OTC market speaks out
With Dodd-Frank reporting and record-keeping rules set to come into effect on April 10, energy companies worry they won’t be ready in time
Forex spot is expected to be exempt from US clearing and exchange trading rules, but rolling spot could be classified as a CFD and so be included within the scope of Dodd-Frank
The days either side of the first US clearing deadline saw last-minute decisions by clients and regulators, operational niggles and some illegality. The industry expects breaches of the rules to get a pass for now, so the first phase of the new regime...
Banks have been reluctant to pick winners and losers from the array of new derivatives trading platforms being set up, but with Citi and Morgan Stanley taking equity stakes in two venues at the end of last year, it looks like some dealers are finally...
With the end of the agency's marathon Dodd-Frank Act rulemaking in sight, CFTC commissioner Scott O'Malia wants to go back and fix what he sees as mistakes. By Peter Madigan