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Dodd-Frank Shows How Congress Can Overcome Deadlock  

June 30, 2013

Congress is leaving town, a cause for celebration across the land. Except that the lawmakers are going away only for the Independence Day recess; they’ll be back.

 

Crocodile Tiers  

June 29, 2013

Having started the transition to Basel III standards, India’s banks need a template that will allow them to top up their capital in the country’s vast local bond market.

 

News Summary: Bracing for credit crunch in China  

June 28, 2013

COOL LENDING: Chinese regulators are trying to force the country's banks to cool a lending boom. Analysts say it could be Beijing's most drastic clampdown on credit in two decades.

 
Tags: Credit

Whose rules apply when derivatives cross borders?  

June 28, 2013

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission was given new powers by the 2010 Dodd-Frank law to oversee the once opaque derivatives markets that played a key role in the 2008...

 

Allan Powell: A fifth-inning report on the Dodd-Frank law  

June 28, 2013

One can have but deep sympathy for the commissioners of the CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission). They have a vital interest in what comes out as the final version of...

 

Freddie Mac to debut 'risk-sharing' MBS  

June 28, 2013

In the clearest sign yet that the US government is serious about its efforts to bring private capital back into the mortgage market, government-sponsored enterprise Freddie Mac has resurrected a concept that it abandoned 15 years ago: risk-sharing bonds.

 

U.S. Corporate Credit Swaps Fall Before Consumer Sentiment Data  

June 28, 2013
Scott Harrison, Bloomberg Businessweek A gauge of U.S. corporate credit risk fell for a fourth day as investors await a report that may show consumer sentiment improved in June. The Markit CDX North American Investment Grade Index, a
 

Hedge funds feast on credit arbitrage bonanza  

June 28, 2013
* Cash/CDS basis hits record wides * Investors hunt for liquidity to cover long positions By Christopher Whittall LONDON, June 28 (IFR) - A choppy European credit market may have kept issuers on the sidelines of late, but it has
 

Counterparty Risk in Focus  

June 27, 2013
Counterparty risk, or the risk that a financial institution involved in a securities transaction won’t fulfill its obligations, remains a primary concern among asset managers, almost five years since the global financial crisis. Managing
 

U.S. Needs More Time on Overseas Swaps, Democratic Senators Say  

June 27, 2013
U.S. regulators will inject risk into the derivatives market if they don’t take more time to coordinate Dodd-Frank Act rules with their overseas counterparts, six Democratic senators said. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission, facing a
 
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