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Official: CFTC needs ‘Plan B’ for swaps rules

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission needs to consider a “Plan B” on how it will police the $600 trillion swaps market if Congress fails to deliver a 50 percent increase in its budget, one of its top officials said Monday. Get the full story »

CME begins clearing interest rate swaps

CME Group Inc. said on Monday that it had begun clearing interest rate swaps, the largest of the over-the-counter derivatives markets that lawmakers are forcing through more transparent venues.

The giant futures exchange operator named as participants in the clearinghouse five buyside firms, including Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and PIMCO, and 10 dealers, including Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and JPMorgan Chase and Co. Get the full story »