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Oil Investors Raise the Bet on Higher Prices and Lose  

April 28, 2017

While hedge funds raised their bets on rising prices, the market tanked. Money managers boosted wagers on higher West Texas Intermediate crude for a third week as of April 18, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission data show. The next day, futures tumbled after a report showed U.S. output rose for a ninth straight week


HQLA stuck in the pipes, says European Central Bank  

April 27, 2017

EU collateral liquidity has “deteriorated” due to government bonds being ensnared in stringent collateral reuse and new margin rules, the European Central Bank (ECB) has found.


GOP to advance bill aimed at unraveling Dodd-Frank next week  

April 26, 2017
Donna Borak, CNN A top House GOP lawmaker is pressing ahead with his plans to roll back the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulatory reform, scheduling a markup of his bill next week, two people familiar with the matter told CNNMoney

Time has come for banks to prepare for interest rate rises: Bundesbank  

April 24, 2017

The time has come for financial institutions to prepare for an environment with rising interest rates, a Bundesbank board member told CNBC on Thursday. Many risk managers have focused on credit and liquidity risks, but they need to insert interest rate risks into the equation too, Andreas Dombret, an executive board member of the German Bundesbank, said.




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