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Banks and the Economy

Commercial banks reported total trading revenue of $7.1 billion in the third quarter of 2018, up 2.7 percent from the second quarter, according to the OCC’s Quarterly Report on Bank Trading and Derivatives Activities released today.


To facilitate compliance with their rules regarding qualified financial contracts of systemically important banks, the federal banking agencies today finalized a rule clarifying that legacy swaps — those entered into before the margin rules’ compliance dates — do not become subject to margin requirements provided they are amended solely to comply with QFC rules.

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