Financial Regulatory Forum

FACTBOX – Comparing EU and U.S. financial reform

May 21, 2010

LONDON, May 21 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate approved a reform of Wall Street on Thursday and President Barack Obama may be signing into law the most sweeping changes to financial rules since the 1930s as soon as next month.

FACTBOX-Winners and losers in the U.S. Senate’s financial bill

By Reuters Staff
May 21, 2010

May 21 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved a bill that would overhaul the country’s financial system and usher in new rules for Wall Street.

PREVIEW-Wall St. reform’s final round in U.S. Senate

By Reuters Staff
May 17, 2010

By Kevin Drawbaugh

WASHINGTON, May 17 (Reuters) – The Wall Street reform fight enters its final stages in the U.S. Senate this week with an overdue reckoning on three issues that cut to the heart of how, and for whom, the financial system works.

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.

SCENARIOS-How U.S. financial regulation fight might play out

By Reuters Staff
March 23, 2010

March 23 (Reuters) – The financial regulation debate has a long way to go in the U.S. Congress, with the action shifting to the full Senate and big headlines unlikely until April.

BREAKINGVIEWS-U.S. financial reform process takes risky turn

By Reuters Staff
March 23, 2010

– The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

Consumer watchdog debate threatens U.S. financial reform

By Reuters Staff
February 12, 2010
    By Kevin Drawbaugh

  WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (Reuters) – A  fight over how sharp to make the teeth of a new U.S. watchdog for financial consumers threatened on Friday to derail progress toward tighter bank and capital market regulation, amid much posturing on both sides.

Talks resume in U.S. Senate on financial reform

By Reuters Staff
February 11, 2010

WASHINGTON, Feb 11 (Reuters) – In an unusual move that cuts a senior Republican out of the loop, bipartisan U.S. Senate negotiations have resumed on financial regulation reform, the chairman of the Senate Banking Committee said on Thursday.

Obama bid to rein in banks meets Senate resistance

By Reuters Staff
February 5, 2010

By Kevin Drawbaugh

WASHINGTON, Feb 4 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Thursday looked increasingly likely to adopt, at best, only a watered-down version of the Obama administration’s ambitious proposal to limit risky trading by banks.

US Senate backs Bernanke for second term at Fed

By Reuters Staff
January 28, 2010

By Mark Felsenthal and Thomas Ferraro

WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved Ben Bernanke’s nomination to a second four-year term running the Federal Reserve, the world’s most powerful central bank, despite deep misgivings over his perceived policy missteps.