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January 25, 2013
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  • Sommers resigns abruptly from CFTC
    Jill Sommers, a Republican member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, says she will resign at the end of this quarter. Sommers, a commissioner since 2007, led the CFTC's investigation of MF Global Holdings. "I think for me personally it is the right time to leave," she wrote in an e-mail. The Wall Street Journal (1/24), Bloomberg (1/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Survey: Firms aren't ready for OTC regulations
    The bulk of the financial-services industry is unprepared for coming regulations for over-the-counter derivatives, a survey by IPC Systems indicates. Thirty-six percent of companies said they don't have a plan for dealing with new regulations, and 62% said what they have in place is inadequate. Wall Street & Technology (1/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Energy swaps tapped futures amid regulations
    An effort to rein in swaps has been undercut because energy swaps have migrated to futures exchanges to avoid regulatory uncertainty, Matthew Philips writes. "All these people left the swaps market due to regulatory uncertainty and confusion. That is fundamentally a big problem with the swaps rules," says Scott O'Malia, a member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Bloomberg Businessweek (1/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Analysis: Stimulus extends commodities' run
    Commodities' decadelong bull run seems to be intact, Ansuya Harjani writes. Eugen Weinberg of Commerzbank says that with "the combination of the economic recovery ... and continuing support from central banks ... it's going to be a good year for commodities." CNBC (1/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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