The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether currency traders at the world’s biggest banks distorted prices for options and exchange- traded funds by rigging benchmark foreign-exchange rates, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.
The bankruptcy of a major Bitcoin exchange in Japan not only focused attention on the digital currency’s risks, it also rattled a still-newer market that regulators are just starting to monitor: Bitcoin derivatives.
Diana Farrell , deputy director of President Barack Obama ’s National Economic Council, and Assistant Treasury Secretary Michael Barr are leaving the administration, adding to the turnover in the ranks of the White House economic team that worked on the government’s response to the worst financial crisis in more than 70 years.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission is poised to deny requests from Wall Street firms for a broad delay of rules requiring they move their swaps transactions onto government-mandated systems by Oct. 2.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has delayed consideration of Dodd-Frank Act rules seeking to limit speculation in oil, natural gas and other commodities until an Oct. 18 Washington meeting, said Steve Adamske, CFTC spokesman.