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MetLife Fights Risk Label by Saying It’s Not a U.S. Finance Firm

bloomberg.com — MetLife Inc.'s fight to free itself from a costly government label is increasingly focusing on a bold argument: The giant insurer isn't actually a U.S. financial company. In court papers filed in Washington on Friday, MetLife said it doesn't meet the legal definition of a U.S.
Aug 21, 2015

MetLife Fights Risk Label by Saying It’s Not a U.S. Finance Firm bloom.bg/1PqEPPr via @business

Watt’s FHFA Bumps Up Fannie-Freddie Low-Income Housing Goal

bloomberg.com — Mortgage lending to low-income families could increase slightly under a plan by Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt. Purchases by mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for low-income, single-family homes will be targeted at 24 percent of the companies' business through 2017, the FHFA said Wednesday.
Aug 19, 2015

RT @business: Mortgage lending to low-income families could increase slightly under a a new FHFA plan bloom.bg/1PzJkYw

Aug 19, 2015

RT @iankatz: Watt’s FHFA Bumps Up Fannie-Freddie Low-Income Housing Goal bloom.bg/1PzJkYw via @business

Aug 19, 2015

RT @iankatz: Watt’s FHFA Bumps Up Fannie-Freddie Low-Income Housing Goal bloom.bg/1PzJkYw via @business

Aug 19, 2015

RT @business: Mortgage lending to low-income families could increase slightly under a a new FHFA plan bloom.bg/1PzJkYw

Want an Early Peek at Bank Profits? Get It From U.S. Government

bloomberg.com — There's a hidden way to get detailed financial data on publicly traded U.S. banks days before the companies release their earnings. The information is accurate, free, and -- most important -- totally legal.
Aug 14, 2015

RT @alisterbull1: Early peek at bank profits? Get it from U.S. govt on hard-to-find website (not anymore): bloom.bg/1HFtGod via @iankatz @jesseahamilton

Aug 12, 2015

So the US government sometimes releases bank profits ahead of banks' own reports... But on a hidden gov website bloom.bg/1HFtGod

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JPMorgan Ranks No. 1 as Bank Most Crucial to Financial Stability

bloomberg.com — JPMorgan Chase & Co. is the bank most integral to the stability of the global financial system, followed by HSBC Holdings Plc and Citigroup Inc., according to a U.S. study. U.S.-based banks account for half of the 10 lenders that ranked highest for "systemic importance" in the report released Tuesday by the Office of Financial Research.
Aug 04, 2015

RT @iankatz: JPMorgan No. 1 as Bank Most Crucial to Financial Stability, Office of Financial Research Says bloom.bg/1g5tSam via @business

Aug 05, 2015

RT @LisaAbramowicz1: JPMorgan would disrupt global financial stability the most if it ran into trouble: U.S. report bloom.bg/1g5tSam @business

Aug 05, 2015

RT @business: .@jpmorgan is the bank most integral to the stability of the global financial system, followed by HSBC and Citigroup bloom.bg/1g5tSam

Aug 05, 2015

RT @danwilchins: Biggest U.S. bank by assets, JPMorgan Chase, is the most systemically important, report says. bloom.bg/1T3lfcX

Aug 05, 2015

Biggest U.S. bank by assets, JPMorgan Chase, is the most systemically important, report says. bloom.bg/1T3lfcX

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Fed’s Powell Says Finance Rules Could Be Hampering Market-Making

bloomberg.com — Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell said rules that force banks to hold more capital might be discouraging lenders from market-making activities. Though regulation "had little to do" with volatility in bond markets last October, "it may be one factor driving recent changes in market-making," Powell said in remarks prepared for a conference at the Brookings Institution in Washington on Monday.
Aug 03, 2015

Fed’s Powell Says Finance Rules Could Be Hampering Market-Making bloom.bg/1IAqXgy

Aug 03, 2015

RT @sabrush: Fed’s Powell Says Finance Rules Could Be Hampering Market-Making bloom.bg/1IAqXgy

Aug 03, 2015

The Fed's Powell says new finance rules could be hampering market making & has raised funding costs. bloom.bg/1IAqXgy

Aug 03, 2015

RT @LisaAbramowicz1: The Fed's Powell says new finance rules could be hampering market making & has raised funding costs. http://t.co/Jl7pA…

Aug 03, 2015

RT @iankatz: Fed’s Powell Says Financial Regs Could Be Hurting Market-Making bloom.bg/1IAqXgy @jesseahamilton @chrisjcondon

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Fannie-Freddie Pay Pits Obama and Republicans Against Mel Watt

charlotteobserver.com — A dispute over pay for the chief executive officers at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac puts Barack Obama and House Republicans together in an unusual alignment against a housing official appointed by the president.

Living Wills From AIG, Prudential Need More Detail, Agencies Say

bloomberg.com — Three major nonbank financial firms need to provide more detail on how they could be unwound in bankruptcy after a collapse, regulators said Tuesday in their first response to the companies' living wills. The statement by the Federal Reserve and Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
Jul 28, 2015

Living Wills From AIG, Prudential Need More Detail, Agencies Say bloom.bg/1IGAgC1 via @business

Jul 28, 2015

RT @roburban: Living Wills From AIG, Prudential Need More Detail, Agencies Say bloom.bg/1IGAgC1 via @business

Fannie-Freddie CEO Pay Pits Obama and Republicans Against Watt

bloomberg.com — A dispute over pay for the chief executive officers at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could put Barack Obama and House Republicans together in an unusual alignment against a housing official appointed by the president.
Jul 28, 2015

Fannie-Freddie CEO Pay Pits Obama and Republicans Against Watt bloom.bg/1Mw2Syi via @business

Jul 28, 2015

Fannie-Freddie CEO Pay Pits Obama and Republicans Against Watt bloom.bg/1Mw2Syi

Jul 28, 2015

Fannie-Freddie CEO Pay Pits Obama and Republicans Against Watt bloom.bg/1Mw2Syi via @business

Jul 28, 2015

RT @iankatz: Fannie-Freddie CEO pay issue pits Mel Watt against Obama and Republicans. bloomberg.com/news/articles/… @sabrush @jesseahamilton

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GE Given Time to Escape Systemic-Risk Label Before Oversight

bloomberg.com — The Federal Reserve is giving General Electric Co. time to continue with its plans to shrink its finance unit in advance of new oversight standards approved Monday. The unit, GE Capital Corp., was one of four nonbank financial firms designated systemically important in 2013 by the Financial Stability Oversight Council, making it subject to Fed oversight.
Jul 20, 2015

GE Given Time to Escape Systemic-Risk Label Before Oversight bloom.bg/1Gwsva2 with @iankatz $GE

Jul 20, 2015

GE Given Time to Escape Systemic-Risk Label Before Oversight bloom.bg/1Gwsva2

JPMorgan Has $12.5 Billion Shortfall in Fed Systemic-Risk Charge

bloomberg.com — JPMorgan Chase & Co. still has a shortfall of as much as $12.5 billion on meeting capital rules set to be approved by the Federal Reserve on Monday. The Fed assigned capital charges totaling more than $200 billion for eight of the biggest and most complex U.S.
Jul 20, 2015

JPMorgan still has a shortfall of as much as $12.5 billion on meeting new capital rules. bloom.bg/1Gw7Y5i @iankatz @jesseahamilton

Jul 20, 2015

RT @LisaAbramowicz1: JPMorgan still has a shortfall of as much as $12.5 billion on meeting new capital rules. bloom.bg/1Gw7Y5i @iankatz @jesseahamilton

Jul 20, 2015

RT @LisaAbramowicz1: JPMorgan still has a shortfall of as much as $12.5 billion on meeting new capital rules. bloom.bg/1Gw7Y5i @iankatz @jesseahamilton

Jul 20, 2015

JPMorgan Has $12.5 Billion Shortfall in Fed Systemic-Risk Charge bloom.bg/1Gw7Y5i via @business

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Sep 02, 2015

Emma Thompson on UK attitudes to migrants: "It's got a lot to do with racism. If these people were white Europeans we wd feel differently"

Sep 02, 2015

Another must-read @rafaelbehr column on the Labour race...and how the Blairites ceded the moral high ground to Corbyn gu.com/p/4c2f9?CMP=Sh…

Sep 01, 2015

@PatrickKingsley well we asked what he thought Europe needed to do about it...which was basically stop people crossing borders

Sep 01, 2015

19 of 20 Premiership clubs now making profits and wage to revenue ratio is 58%. In Championship wages to revenue ratio is 105% #newsnight

Sep 01, 2015

RT @jessbrammar: Asked if he will campaign for "remain" with Cameron, Alex Salmond "quite certain the SNP will be running their own Yes campaign" #newsnight


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