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  • MUMBAI, May 30- Hailed as a troubleshooting "James Bond" of central bankers amid India's currency crisis last year, Raghuram Rajan was given a licence to kill inflation with higher interest rates and drive a programme of monetary policy reforms.

  • MUMBAI, May 30- Hailed as a troubleshooting "James Bond" of central bankers amid India's currency crisis last year, Raghuram Rajan was given a license to kill inflation with higher interest rates and drive a program of monetary policy reforms.

  • PALO ALTO, Calif., May 29- The U.S. "Inflation is always and everywhere a fiscal problem," declared John Cochrane, a professor at the University of Chicago, speaking at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.

  • WASHINGTON, April 29- The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill on Tuesday that would scale back the Volcker rule to exempt a type of securities that banks want to keep on their books. Representative Andy Barr, a Kentucky Republican who introduced the bill, called it a "a bipartisan clarification that fixes a regulatory problem" in a statement after the vote.

  • WASHINGTON, March 20- A U.S. bank regulator on Thursday said the Volcker rule could cost the industry a one-time annual charge of up to $4.3 billion, the first cost estimate by a regulator for the ban on banks betting on markets with their own money.

  • NEW YORK/ ABU DHABI, March 4- Ben Bernanke earned more in 40 minutes on Tuesday than he made all of last year as head of the U.S. Bernanke was paid at least $250,000 for his first public speaking engagement, in Abu Dhabi, since stepping down in January, according to sources familiar with the matter.

  • An aggressive Fed finds critics on Wall Street Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 6:45 AM ET

    Though the Federal Reserve’s stimulus efforts have wide approval among investors and bankers, some argue its policies distort and harm the economy.

  • RPT-Critics claim Volcker rule skirts cost-benefit laws Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Lawyers for the business lobby group are combing through the 1995 Unfunded Mandates Reform Act, which the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has said directs it to assess the economic impact of any new rule that will cost the government or private sector $100 million or more.

  • *Testimony at 8:30 a.m., hearing at 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON, Feb 11- The health of the U.S. economy and the extraordinary and controversial measures the Federal Reserve has taken to support it will top the agenda on Tuesday when Janet Yellen testifies to lawmakers for the first time as head of the Federal Reserve.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 4- U.S. financial regulators have formed a working group to coordinate implementation of the Volcker rule, which bans banks from proprietary trading, top regulatory officials plan to tell lawmakers on Wednesday.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke began his new job at the Brookings Institution on Monday, wasting no time getting back to work just three days after ending his tenure as head of the world's most powerful central bank.

  • Small banks & the Volcker Rule     Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reveals why regulators have gone back to the drawing board on certain parts of the Volcker Rule, and what it means for the banks.

  • Potential amendment to Volcker Rule     Friday, 27 Dec 2013 | 3:45 PM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports regulators are reviewing a ban on banks holding certain debt securities, and explains how this will impact smaller banking institutions.

  • Bair: Banks need a better strategy     Friday, 27 Dec 2013 | 11:21 AM ET

    Former Fed Chair Sheila Bair shares her thoughts on the Volcker Rule and weighs in on the state of the banking sector. CNBC's Rick Santelli provides perspective.

  • Fed celebrates 100th anniversary     Monday, 16 Dec 2013 | 2:03 PM ET

    Three Fed chairmen from different eras: Paul Volcker, Ben Bernanke and Alan Greenspan. CNBC's Steve Liesman provides insight.

  • Looking back on 100 years of the Federal Reserve, with Ylan Mui, The Washington Post; Greg Ip, The Economist; and CNBC's Larry Kudlow and CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • The Federal Reserve is marking 100 years today with speeches from all living Fed Chairmen: Paul Volcker, Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke. Ylan Mui, The Washington Post; Greg Ip, The Economist; and CNBC's Larry Kudlow, discuss.

  • Who wins and loses from Volcker?     Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 4:36 PM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports how the tougher rules under the Volcker Rule are impacting banks.

  • CNBC's Eamon Javers breaks down the 5 key exemptions of the Volcker Rule, including underwriting and risk mitigated hedging.

  • Banks can't have a casino: Analyst     Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 12:30 PM ET

    CLSA research analyst Mike Mayo shares his views on the Volcker Rule and says that "there's always ways for smart bankers and lawyers to get around" such precise regulations.