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Fed probes catastrophic risks in bank physical commodity trading

Posted on 19 February 2014

The US Federal Reserve has moved to tighten the rules on physical commodity trading by banks, citing fears they might suffer huge losses as a result of an environmental disaster. How valid are such concerns and what steps is the Fed likely to take?
During the past year, US banks have been embroiled in a public relations nightmare over physical commodity trading. Costly settlements for alleged power market manipulation, accusations of nefarious dealings at aluminium warehouses, and hostile hearings on Capitol Hill have created an environment in which the presence of Wall Street banks in physical markets looks increasingly precarious………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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