Five U.S. agencies will finish the Volcker rule tomorrow after more than three years of Wall Street resistance to its limits on trading and investing. Lawmakers and their allies who want to rein in big banks are ready to pounce if it isn’t strict enough.
The Group of 20 nations is split on the scale and timing of increases in bank-capital requirements that have been under discussion since governments were forced to bail out lenders, an official from a G-20 government said.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. compete for banking and trading business from almost all of the world’s largest companies, with one notable exception: Chesapeake Energy Corp., the second biggest U.S. gas producer now facing a cash-flow shortage.
Cerberus Capital Management LP struggled to find investment banks to help sell Freedom Group Inc., the gun company whose rifle was used in the shooting spree in Newtown, Connecticut, said people with knowledge of the matter.
President Barack Obama ’s signing today of the biggest U.S. financial-rules overhaul since the Great Depression will be a “major watershed” for the government’s bailout programs, a Treasury Department official said.
New financial regulations will cause a “modest” increase in the interest rates banks charge on loans in developed countries as lenders reduce costs, according to a study by International Monetary Fund staff.