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Christopher Doering

Ex-MF Global trader charged with manipulation

Mar 14 2012

BOCA RATON, Fla The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said on Wednesday it charged a former MF Global broker with attempted manipulation of palladium and platinum futures prices during a two-year period on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Ex-MF Global trader charged with manipulation

Mar 14 2012

BOCA RATON, Fla The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said on Wednesday it charged a former MF Global broker with attempted manipulation of palladium and platinum futures prices during a two-year period on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Lawmakers urge crackdown on oil speculators

Mar 05 2012

WASHINGTON Democratic members of Congress have urged the futures regulator to crack down on excessive speculation in oil markets as retail gasoline prices rose toward $4 a gallon and pain at the pump gained prominence in the U.S. election campaign.

Exclusive: CFTC poised to raise swap dealer threshold

Mar 02 2012

WASHINGTON The U.S. futures regulator may agree to raise the threshold used to identify the biggest swaps market traders to $3 billion, an agency official told Reuters on Friday, providing more relief to commodity merchants and corporations that have fiercely fought the rule.

Prop-firms may need to register as swap dealers: CFTC

Feb 29 2012

WASHINGTON The top U.S. futures regulator said on Wednesday firms engaged in proprietary trading that make a market in over-the-counter swaps may have to register as swaps dealers, under the financial regulation framework being implemented in the wake of the financial crisis.

Judge says to rule quickly on CFTC limit rules

Feb 27 2012

WASHINGTON A U.S. judge said on Monday he planned to rule quickly on whether to temporarily block controversial new regulations that were adopted by the Obama administration as part of an effort to reduce speculation in the commodities markets.

Glass is still half full for flush American farmers

Feb 26 2012

WASHINGTON Brian Roach scrawled a simple outlook for corn prices in a spiral notebook, with a line diving from the upper left hand corner to the lower right.

Glass is still half full for flush American farmers

Feb 26 2012

WASHINGTON, Feb 26 Brian Roach scrawled a simple outlook for corn prices in a spiral notebook, with a line diving from the upper left hand corner to the lower right.

CFTC plan sheds light on delays for block trades

Feb 23 2012

WASHINGTON The U.S. futures regulator on Thursday approved a measure that provides more insight on when dealers can delay reporting large over the counter swap transactions with sensitive price and size information to the public.

CFTC opposes request to block position limits rule

Feb 18 2012

WASHINGTON The U.S. futures regulator said the financial industry had failed to prove that a federal court should temporarily block regulations that the agency approved last year, aimed at preventing excessive speculation in the commodity markets.

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