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February 14, 2013
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  • SEC lacks resources to implement Dodd-Frank, Walter says
    The Securities and Exchange Commission lacks the resources needed to fully implement the Dodd-Frank Act, Chairman Elisse Walter is expected to tell the Senate banking committee today. "If the SEC does not receive additional resources, I believe that many of the issues to which the Dodd-Frank Act is directed will not be adequately addressed," Walter is to say, according to prepared remarks. Reuters (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Thinking Outside the Box
To stay relevant, companies need to spend as much time generating ideas for the future as they do running their businesses today. Read Boomtown: Think Like a Startup

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  • IOSCO delays derivatives rules, leaving markets wondering
    Forging an agreement on collateral has delayed final rules for derivatives trading, leaving participants in the market wondering about their next steps. "We need to do more economic thinking on the balance of the overall package," said David Wright, secretary general of the International Organization of Securities Commissions, at an industry conference. Reuters (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CFTC is stuck on minimum number of swaps bids, sources say
    The Commodity Futures Trading Commission's five members have been unable to agree on how to force swaps deals onto exchange-like platforms, especially regarding the minimum number of quotes needed for a deal to proceed, sources say. "The lower we go on that, the more the swaps market is going to function the way it was before Dodd-Frank," one of the sources said. Reuters (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Lessons Learned from the European Financial Crisis
What can we learn from the ongoing European Financial Crisis? Economist Athanasios Orphanides dives in and shares his take on the crisis in our complimentary whitepaper "Why the European financial crisis is still a problem: The narrative is all wrong," brought to you by Johns Hopkins Advanced Academic Programs and Smartbrief.

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  • Retail sales kept rising in January
    U.S. retail sales increased 0.1% in January despite an increase in the federal payroll tax, the Commerce Department said. Strong gains were cited by department stores and online merchants. Bloomberg (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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