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Risks to banking sector have increased in past half-year, says RBI  

December 31, 2013

"All major risk dimensions captured in the Banking Stability Indicator show increase in vulnerabilities in the banking sector,” said RBI's Financial Stability Report


CFTC’s Gensler Says Regulators Reached ‘Right Balance’ on Rules  

December 30, 2013

U.S. regulators’ Dodd-Frank rules properly balance Wall Street’s pursuit of profits with the public’s need for a stable financial system, said outgoing CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler.


Fed Releases Final Swaps Push-Out Rule for Foreign Banks  

December 30, 2013

The Federal Reserve completed a rule that gave foreign banks a chance to delay a Dodd-Frank Act requirement that they wall off derivatives trades from their U.S. branches.


Fed proposes rule to scale back emergency lending powers  

December 30, 2013

The U.S. Federal Reserve Board of Governors unveiled a proposal on Monday that would limit the scope of its authority to bail out a large financial company on the brink of collapse through its emergency-lending programs.


Australia Sets Higher Capital Buffer for Four Biggest Banks  

December 24, 2013

Australia’s four largest banks will need to carry an extra 1 percent of core tier 1 capital from Jan. 1, 2016, due to their systemically important status, according to the country’s banking regulator.


New Rules to Reduce CLO Formation by $250 Billion, Study Says  

December 20, 2013

Implementation of risk-retention rules will “severely limit” the supply of collateralized loan obligations, potentially increasing financing costs for U.S. companies, according to a study.


Mexico to publish derivatives rules soon - banking regulator  

December 20, 2013

Rules aimed at boosting oversight of Mexican derivatives trades and pushing most transactions through a central clearing house will soon be published, Mexico's banking regulator said on Wednesday.


Fed Said to Delay Bank Leverage Cap Until Basel Completed  

December 18, 2013

The Federal Reserve has decided to delay imposing limits on leverage at eight of the biggest U.S. financial institutions until a global agreement is completed, according to two people briefed on the discussions.


Analysis of the SEC's 2013 Annual Report to Congress on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program  

December 18, 2013

In 2010 Congress passed Dodd-Frank to combat risky behavior on Wall Street which contributed a great deal to the nation’s economic collapse in the late 2000s.


The Next Chapter for Derivatives Regulation  

December 18, 2013

Under the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, a five-member panel of three Democrats and two Republicans, has an all-important role in regulating the multitrillion-dollar market in derivatives.

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