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Category Archives: Financial Regulation

Banks Demand 11th-hour Reprieve On Key Part Of MiFID II

The clock is ticking down and there are only about three weeks to go before the dreaded MiFID II regulatory structure is implemented on 3 January 2018. While it’s been difficult to judge the industry’s preparedness for the change, several aspects of the new regulations have attracted the most debate and concern. These have included […]

These Are The Top 5 Legislative Issues That Could Force The Next Government Shutdown

House Republicans successfully managed to kick the can down the road (if only for two weeks) when they managed to pass a two-week extension last week of the continuing resolution that had been funding the government since September. But after overcoming obstacles created by Democrats and conservative Republicans – with each camp pushing for priorities […]

A. Gary Shilling: Trump Deserves Some Credit For The Surge In Stocks

Authored by A. Gary Shilling via Bloomberg.com, Less regulation is one campaign promise made by the president that is coming true… Reducing government regulation is tough. It’s resisted by all those who benefit, including government employees who administer the many programs. Every president since Jimmy Carter has attempted to lower the cost of regulation. At […]

EU SMBs Can Benefit from Smart Financial Regulation

In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, countries all over the world suffered dire consequences. The irresponsibility of the globe’s biggest banking institutions, institutional investors, regulators, and consumers plunged economies in the United States, Europe, and Asia into a panic. The blame lies with those who exercised poor judgment in their creation and sale […]

Mysterious Turk At Center Of “Secret Gold” Trade With Iran, Vanishes From Federal Jail

While long forgotten for some, in the summer of 2014, we reported in detail on what appeared to be the biggest, most bizarre money-laundering scheme ever, involving Turkey trading "200 tons of secret gold" with Iran… The topic of Turkey's Oil-for-Gold 'deals' has not been far from our thoughts over the last few years (here, […]

PBOC’s Zhou Warns Of “Sudden, Complex, Hidden, Contagious, Hazardous” Risks In Global Markets

Just two weeks after warning of the potential for an imminent 'Minsky Moment', Chinese central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan has penned a lengthy article on The PBOC's website that warns ominously of latent risks accumulating, including some that are "hidden, complex, sudden, contagious and hazardous," even as the overall health of the financial system appears […]

“It’s A Huge Story”: China Launching “Petroyuan” In Two Months

As a reminder, nothing lasts forever… The World Bank's former chief economist wants to replace the US dollar with a single global super-currency, saying it will create a more stable global financial system. "The dominance of the greenback is the root cause of global financial and economic crises," Justin Yifu Lin told Bruegel, a Brussels-based […]

Insider Trading and Financial Anomalies Surrounding the Las Vegas Attack

Authored by Kip Harriage of VRAletter.com | October 7, 2017 — Note: With this report, I make no claim to specific knowledge of any wrongdoing or improprieties. Instead, this report includes trading patterns, news releases and/or public record SEC filings. We will examine the share price movements of two gun manufacturers (American Outdoor Brands and […]

Government By Goldman

Authored by Gary Rivlin and Michael Hudson via The Intercept, in partnership with The Investigative Fund, Steve Bannon was in the room the day Donald Trump first fell for Gary Cohn. So were Reince Priebus, Jared Kushner, and Trump’s pick for secretary of Treasury, Steve Mnuchin. It was the end of November, three weeks after Trump’s […]

Yellen Warns Of “Algo Presence” In Markets, Fears “Risks Of Excessive Optimism”

While we will not see her speech or Q&A, the much anticipated speech on financial stability from Janet Yellen has just dropped. While expectations were for a 'snoozefest' speech, market volatility heading in suggested more than a little anxiety. While the core of her speech pushed back against easing financial reforms, she fears "risks of […]