U.S. regulators' $14 million settlement with high-frequency trading firm
Optiver over oil price manipulation in 2007 is a "milestone" victory in
their toughening stance on market malfeasance which is being...
By Pauline Skypala
High-frequency traders and commodity speculators are bad for markets,
according to Finance Watch, which is backing a proposed clampdown on such
market participants across Europe under the revised...
By Philip Stafford in London
Two telecom companies have claimed they will build the fastest trading
connection between London and New York, a development that highlights
growing demand from investors for...
By David Sheppard and Jonathan Stempel
U.S. regulators claimed their first victory in a four-year old effort to
crack down on oil market manipulation on Thursday, announcing a $14 million
By David Sheppard
U.S. President Barack Obama's bid to dampen the influence of oil
speculators by having regulators set trading margins could backfire,
potentially making prices even more volatile and leaving...
By Meera Louis
Jobs Data Simultaneous Release Jeopardized Under Curbs
The U.S. Department of Labor said it can't promise journalists they will be
able to transmit market-sensitive economic releases at exactly the...
Obama State Department set to cede oil-rich Alaska islands to Russia
Obama's State Department is giving away seven strategic, resource-laden Alaskan islands to the Russians. Yes, to the Putin regime in the Kremlin. … The seven endangered islands in the Arctic Ocean and Bering Sea include one the size of Rhode Island and Delaware combined. The Russians are also to get the tens of thousands of square miles of oil-rich seabeds surrounding the islands. The Department of Interior estimates billions of barrels of oil are at stake.
The State Department has undertaken the giveaway in the guise of a maritime boundary agreement between Alaska and Siberia. Astoundingly, our federal government itself drew the line to put these seven Alaskan islands on the Russian side. But as an executive agreement, it could be reversed with the stroke of a pen by President Obama or Secretary Clinton.
The agreement was negotiated in total secrecy. The state of Alaska was not allowed to participate in the negotiations, nor was the public given any opportunity for comment. This is despite the fact the Alaska Legislature has passed resolutions of opposition – but the State Department doesn't seem to care.
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