Swiss reject British virus, Future of commodity trading in the US
Tuesday 29 September 2020 – Vol.11 Ed.40.2
Commentary: Swiss reject British virus
By Denis MacShane in London
Switzerland seems to have rejected the other virus stalking Europe – Britain’s chaotic approach to links with its continental neighbours. The mountain state’s 27 September referendum rebuff to ending freedom of movement with the European Union underlines a strong Swiss streak of pragmatism – a reassuring signal for the rest of the continent. Affection for Britain is undimmed in Swiss political circles. But the results-orientated Swiss regard Brexit as an unholy mess which they have no desire to emulate.
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Meeting: Future of commodity trading in the US
Wednesday 7 October, 14:00-15:00 BST
Heath Tarbert, chairman and chief executive of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, joins Mark Sobel, US Chairman of OMFIF, to discuss the CFTC’s work in managing the Covid-19 crisis, its current and future priorities, cross-border co-operation and the role of financial regulation. The CFTC is the predominant US derivatives regulator, overseeing activities involving interest rate swaps, energy and commodity futures.
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