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Court sidelines crackdown on commodity speculation

A U.S. judge knocked back on Friday tough new rules to clamp down on excessive speculation in commodity markets, handing an 11th-hour victory to Wall Street’s biggest banks and angering lawmakers concerned about high prices for gasoline and other raw materials. Just two weeks before the "position limits" rule was to take effect, U.S. District […] Read more

U.S. regulator admits failure in PFG oversight

The U.S. futures regulator acknowledged on Tuesday the regulatory system had failed to protect the customers of PFGBest, which collapsed last week as its founder admitted to a US$100 million fraud spanning two decades. In testimony before the U.S. Senate’s agriculture committee, Commodity Futures Trading Commission chairman Gary Gensler was also expected to outline his […] Read more