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President Trump To Nominate Dan Berkovitz For Democratic CFTC Commissioner Position

April 18, 2018


The president intends to nominate Dan Berkovitz as a commissioner of the CFTC, according to a statement released by the White House on Monday. During the Obama administration, Berkovitz served as the agency’s general counsel from 2009 until 2013.

Trump expected to nominate Senate Democratic aide to be CFTC commissioner: WSJ

July 14, 2017

President Donald Trump is expected to nominate Senate Democratic aide Russ Behnam to be a commissioner on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission

CFTC poised to lose sole Democratic commissioner Bowen in coming months

June 21, 2017

Two Democrats needed on panel to round out CFTC

Trump's Wall Street game plan needs players

June 15, 2017

Wall Street banks on Tuesday cheered U.S. President Donald Trump's plans to loosen the leash put on them in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis but they do not expect significant change any time soon.

Surge in Dollar Provokes Jitters in Emerging Markets Around World

December 7, 2016

The election of Donald J. Trump has set off a monthlong run of investor ebullience, whose highlight has been a sustained increase in the value of the dollar against the world’s currencies. But around the globe, the surge in the dollar is provoking financial jitters. Emerging market countries and corporations that have been binging on cheap dollar debt for more than a decade now face a spike in servicing costs and elevated debt burdens.

Bank of England sees global financial risks after Trump victory

December 2, 2016

Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential election has increased the threats to the world economy from higher interest rates and less trade, the Bank of England said on Wednesday. The BoE also pointed to potential dangers from rapid Chinese credit growth or a disorganised British departure from the European Union in a half-yearly assessment of risks to Britain's financial system.

Bank capital deal takes shape despite impasse says Basel head

December 1, 2016

An outline deal on how much capital banks must hold to avoid a repeat of the financial crisis has taken shape, a top regulator said on Wednesday, despite the failure of negotiators at a two-day meeting to reach agreement on global standards. The European Union had threatened to boycott the proposed rules unless they are diluted and agreeing a deal is seen as a litmus test for a global post-crisis regulatory consensus.

Dollar Surge Weighs on Bonds, Emerging Markets While Topix Gains

November 24, 2016

The dollar extended gains at the highest in more than a decade as a stronger case for hiking U.S. interest rates weighed on bonds and gold. Japanese stocks climbed, while emerging-market assets dropped. The greenback’s strength was felt across Asia, with India’s rupee touching a record low and the Philippine peso at the weakest in eight years.

Stocks Fall, Treasuries Fluctuate as Traders Weigh Trump Outlook

November 16, 2016

U.S. stocks fell, while the dollar and Treasuries were little changed as investors assessed the potential implications of President-elect Donald Trump’s policy outlook. Oil fluctuated. Banks led losses in the S&P 500 Index, while Apple Inc. paced a rebound in technology companies. The Treasury yield curve flattened, with 30-year bonds outperforming shorter-dated debt, as traders moved toward a consensus that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next month.

Stocks Surge With Metals as Focus Turns to Trump’s Policies

November 10, 2016

Donald Trump’s unlikely rise to power is providing a shot in the arm for global financial markets, with stocks and commodities rallying on optimism that his fiscal-stimulus plans will boost the global economy. European equities joined a global rally as they headed for their biggest four-day jump since July. Banks surged on prospects of lighter regulation for their U.S. operations and higher lending rates, and miners jumped on increased metals prices.

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