15.01.2014 - Fed eyes fresh measures to restrict banks' commodities trading
The Federal Reserve is asking for public input on whether to put restrictions on banksí trading and warehousing of physical commodities amid lawmaker scrutiny of potential conflicts of interest and market manipulation. The Fedís request released today seeks comment on 24 questions, including some on the risks posed by bank ownership and trading of commodities such as oil, gas and aluminum by deposit-taking banks and the possible benefits of imposing additional capital standards...............................................Full Article: Source
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