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  • SGX: Cautious Despite Best Quarter in 5 Years     Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 7:20 PM ET

    Muthukrishnan Ramaswami, President of the Singapore Exchange says securities and derivatives trading lifted Q3 earnings and he sees room for improvement in the bourse's primary activity. He sounds a cautious note on guidance.

  • Uh Oh: The Attempt to Regulate Swaps Is Failing Saturday, 6 Apr 2013 | 8:42 AM ET

    Clever finance critters are fleeing from swaps to futures, escaping the new regulatory regime that was a center-piece of Dodd-Frank.

  • Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will form a joint venture for securitizing home loans that could end up replacing the two government-controlled mortgage finance giants.

  • What Was Libor: An Investigation Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 1:01 PM ET
    Pedestrians pass 30 South Colonnade, centre, where the London interbank offered rate, or Libor, was set daily.

    Was Libor the risk-free rate of interest or the cost of borrowing? Apparently the derivatives market believed one thing and lenders believed another.

  • Large Banks Seen Dodging EU Financial Tax Bullet Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 1:35 AM ET

    A financial trading tax (FTT) planned by a group of euro zone nations could leave major banks, its main target, relatively unscathed while less nimble smaller trading houses, pension funds and asset managers bear the brunt.

  • Clearing Houses As Guards Against Risk     Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 | 7:20 PM ET

    Ian Axe, CEO, LCH.Clearnet explains the role of clearing houses amid growing regulation in the financial sector. He says they are like insurance companies for exchanges with regards to their trades and financial products.

  • Olam's SGX Disclosure Record is Clean: CEO     Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | 7:10 PM ET

    Magnus Bocker, CEO, Singapore Exchange says Olam, like most Singaporean companies, has maintained a clean track record when it comes to the SGX's disclosure rules.

  • The Greek drama plays on and the Brazilian real crosses a line — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Libor Reform     Sunday, 21 Oct 2012 | 7:40 PM ET

    Robert Pickel, CEO, International Swaps and Derivatives Association says that Libor reforms must be slow and deliberate as it effects many existing swap contracts.

  • Thought August was quiet in the market? You were right, and volumes figures prove it.

  • After the unveiling of Libor rate-rigging practices among banks, eyes are turning to other markets, worrying that the manipulation would not be limited to Libor rates, the New York Times reports.

  • Afsaneh Beschloss Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 11:38 AM ET
    Afsaneh Beschloss, President and CEO, The Rock Creek Group

    Beschloss is president and CEO of The Rock Creek Group, which provides investment and advisory services to large investors and utilizes customized hedge fund and emerging market portfolios.

  • FTC Vote Today on 'Swaps'     Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 9:37 AM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's vote today will have a big impact on the OTC derivatives market.

  • Nicholas DeBenedictis, Aqua America CEO, discusses his company's recent successful and collaborative efforts with Penn Virginia Resource Partners, known as PVR Water Services LLC.

  • Dollar Lifts, Commodity Currencies Under Fire Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 8:01 AM ET

    Risk aversion lifts the dollar and Brazil and China do a deal - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Banks' Fire Drill for Greece Election Saturday, 16 Jun 2012 | 7:25 AM ET

    Hundreds of employees at big firms, some part of special teams, will be on standby this Sunday, awaiting the results of Greece’s pivotal election. The New York Times reports.

  • Conflicting signs are emerging in Washington over whether JPMorgan Chase’s surprise trading loss will spur tighter regulation on Wall Street, The New York Times reports.

  • How Bank Handles Bad Bet Is Fraught With Peril Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 10:10 AM ET
    JP Morgan Chase headquarters

    JPMorgan’s next move depends on what happens in the credit markets. If investors become fearful about companies’ prospects , JPMorgan’s bet could face even bigger losses, The New York Times reports.

  • Banks Tread a Fine Line in Trading Monday, 14 May 2012 | 3:20 AM ET
    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

    While few other banks, if any, pursue the complex strategies that led to JPMorgan’s losses, many traditional lenders regularly buy and sell securities, and make bets with derivatives, as part of their core operations, the NY Times reports.

  • What the ‘London Whale’ Is (Probably) Doing Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 11:58 AM ET

    In a conference call following this morning’s earnings announcement, JPMorgan Chase Chief Financial Officer Doug Braunstein basically laughed off the idea that a London-based trader in the bank’s chief investment office was engaging in large proprietary trades that were distorting the market in credit default swaps for investment grade corporate bonds.