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UK coalition may yield more “sensible” financial reform — The Economist

By Reuters Staff
May 14, 2010

Britain’s new coalition government may come up with a better approach to financial reform than the Liberal-Democrats and Conservative  partners would do invididually, and any compromise “will go further and faster” than the ousted Labour government,  The Economist writes.

ANALYSIS-Credit rating agencies should not be dupes

By Reuters Staff
May 14, 2010

By Dan Wilchins

NEW YORK, May 13 (Reuters) – New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is looking at whether investment banks duped credit rating agencies, but a bigger question is why the rating agencies failed to prevent the financial meltdown.

COLUMN-What’s in a word? Senate battle on derivatives: John Kemp

By Reuters Staff
May 10, 2010

– John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own –

US Senate OKs plan for dismantling ailing financial giants – details

May 5, 2010

WASHINGTON, May 5 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved an amendment to a sweeping Wall Street reform bill that would set up a new government protocol for seizing and dismantling large financial firms that are in distress.

White House highlights “lobbyist loopholes” in regulation debate – link

By Reuters Staff
May 4, 2010

The White House published a top 10 list of “lobbyist loopholes” sought by Wall Street in Senate debate on an overhaul of financial regulation. Here is a link to the list, which tellingly omits the banking industry’s desire to strike a provision that would force banks to spin off their lucrative swaps desks.

BREAKINGVIEWS-Is Obama losing control of U.S. financial reform?

By Reuters Staff
May 3, 2010

– The authors is a Reuters Breakingviews columnists. The opinions expressed are his own –

FACTBOX-Key amendments to Wall Street reform bill in US Senate

By Reuters Staff
April 30, 2010

WASHINGTON, April 29 (Reuters) – More than 100 amendments were circulating on Thursday in the U.S. Senate as debate began on a sweeping bill to overhaul financial regulation.

NYSE Euronext lobbying more, rosy on market reform

By Reuters Staff
April 30, 2010

By Jonathan Spicer

NEW YORK, April 29 (Reuters) – NYSE Euronext has ramped up its lobbying effort in Europe, and the exchange operator’s chief said that it should benefit from regulatory changes on both sides of the Atlantic.

After clash, Senate filibuster ends with a whimper

April 29, 2010

Just a few minutes after the Senate failed for a third time in as many days to reach the 60-votes needed to approve a cloture motion on the financial reform bill (failing 56-42), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid rose to his feet and asked the chamber’s presiding officer: “Mr President, I now ask unanimous consent the motion to proceed to S 3217 be agreed to”.
After the president officer asked for objections, and heard none, he replied “Without objection, it is so ordered”, according to the Congressional Record, Reuters columnist John Kemp writes. (more…)

PREVIEW-Reuters Summit-Banks face pressure to get dull

By Reuters Staff
April 26, 2010

By Kevin Drawbaugh

WASHINGTON, April 25 (Reuters) – If the U.S. Congress approves financial regulation reform — and that looks likely to happen soon — banking stands to become a duller business.