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DERIVATIVES-ECB takes steps to extend CCP oversight powers

LONDON, June 23 (IFR) - The European Central Bank has called for greater legal powers over central counterparty clearinghouses operating from third-country regimes, echoing support for European Commission proposals that could require the most systemically important CCPs to relocate in the EU.

LPC: Hope springs eternal for US LBO activity

US bankers say the summer may be busier than usual for sponsor-driven mergers and acquisitions, which would be good news for loan investors clamoring for leveraged buyouts to provide opportunities to put money to work.

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Conservative Koch network criticizes U.S. Senate healthcare bill

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Officials with the conservative U.S. political network overseen by the Koch brothers say they are unhappy with the healthcare bill that may be voted on by the Senate this week and will lobby for changes to it.