CFTC Ducks Fight On Swaps Rule But Showdown Looms

Law360, New York (May 10, 2012, 8:07 PM EDT) -- While the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission adopted new standards Thursday to bring transparency to the opaque derivatives market, the agency's decision not to tackle the most controversial provision of the proposal means substantive change will have to wait until at least this summer.

Instead of considering the so-called 85 percent rule, which would require most of a derivative contract's trading to occur on an exchange's central market, the CFTC voted unanimously to adopt less contentious standards for derivatives exchanges and swaps execution facilities and delay...
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