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October 15, 2014

Regulators Are Set to Tighten Swaps Rules

WASHINGTON—Global regulators are preparing to impose new restrictions on banks, asset managers and others who use swaps to help hedge risks and speculate on market moves.

The Federal Reserve and banking authorities around the world are developing new rules that would prevent banks from entering into swaps agreements with certain customers unless their contracts include measures to help protect the financial system in the event of a big bank’s failure, according to people familiar with the matter.

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