LONDON, March 2- Hedge funds and large speculators increased their bets on rising Brent crude oil prices last week to their highest for more than seven months, exchange data showed on Monday. Speculators increased their net long positions in Brent futures and options by 11,371 contracts to 182,783 in the week to Feb. 24, InterContinentalExchange data shows.» Read More
Goldman Sachs' testimony before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Thursday spurred skepticism and frustration among commission members when the investment bank claimed it does not break out revenue and profits from derivatives exposure, Phil Angelides, chairman of the commission, told CNBC Thursday after the hearing.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway may need $6 to $8 billion in collateral for its multi-billion dollar collateral contracts, if the financial regulation bill passes Congress in its current form. That's the estimate of Barclays Capital analyst Jay Gelb in a note to clients today, although we won't know for sure until the dust settles.
The death of Sen. Robert Byrd has thrown the future of financial reform legislation into question just days ahead of an expected final passage vote in the Senate.
US lawmakers hammered out a historic overhaul of financial regulations as dawn broke over the nation's capital Friday, handing President Barack Obama a major domestic policy victory on the eve of a global summit devoted to financial reform
The financial reform bill will likely hurt consumers more than banks because Wall Street will find a way to get around it, banking analyst Richard Bove told CNBC.
The compromise reached by negotiators on financial regfulation reform is far from perfect, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and member of the Senate Banking Committee, told CNBC Friday.
The US will face a severe credit crunch if the financial regulation bill passes in its current form, Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) told CNBC Thursday.
If a certain Arkansas senator gets her way, you might want to consider buying a couple of European financials.
The United States government should not stand behind banks that mix up their trading activities with their banking activities, former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker told CNBC Monday.
A beneficiary of financial regulatory reform is coming public just as a bill is close to passing. Here’s how you trade it.
Jerome Kerviel goes to trial Tuesday over unauthorized trades that cost French bank Societe Generale 4.9 billion euros ($6 billion) in 2008.
The far-ranging financial reform package currently being negotiated for passage in Congress must beat back Wall Street's press for exceptions, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission chairman Gary Gensler told CNBC Thursday, noting that the "American public needs a strong bill."
As the House and Senate begin merging their separate bills into a single bill, they still have a chance to make some important improvements. Here are four issues to watch in coming weeks. The NYT explains.
Without the support of the UK or many euro-zone members, the EU looks split on key issues at a time when the Treasury Secretary thinks they should be standing united.
Global stock markets are regularly seeing three-percent swings as investors grapple with worries about the euro zone debt situation and escalating tensions between North and South Korea.
Should people be able to bet on your death? How about your financial failure? The New York Times explains.
Global stocks plunged for the third day in a row on growing fears that Europe's financial crisis will hurt economic growth and lead to a wider market correction.
The man at the eye of the financial storm that has engulfed the euro has learnt to be patient after 20 years confined to a wheelchair. But Wolfgang Schaeuble, Germany’s finance minister, is also a man in a hurry, the Financial Times reported.
Stocks tumbled around the world Wednesday as investors were rattled by efforts in the US and Europe to tighten regulation of financial markets
Germany's ban on kinds of naked short selling will have no effect on investors' ability to bet on declining prices, analysts told CNBC.