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  1. Fed: One more month of tapering, funds rate stays low

    trueMembers of the Federal Open Market Committee voted to finish tapering their bond-buying program with a final $15 billion in purchases in October.

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  1. Canadian provinces agree to uniform capital markets regulations

    trueAn agreement on forming a cooperative capital markets regulatory system was announced this week by Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver and ministers of four Canadian provinces.

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  2. European Commission names financial supervisory commissioner

    trueLord Jonathan Hill of Oareford was named commissioner for financial stability, financial service and capital markets union at the European Commission.

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  3. CFTC says it has evidence of price-rigging on ISDAfix benchmark

    trueDerivatives regulators told the Justice Department they've found evidence of criminal behavior following an investigation into banks' alleged manipulation of ISDAfix, a benchmark used to set rates for trillions of dollars of financial products.

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  4. Draghi calls for almost $1 trillion of stimulus, delays fight over quantitative easing

    trueMario Draghi signaled at least €700 billion ($906 billion) of fresh aid for the eurozone's moribund economy and left a fight with Germany over sovereign bond purchases for another day.

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  5. ITG plans to start dark pool for bonds under Posit brand

    trueInvestment Technology Group, operator of one of the oldest U.S. equity dark pools, is expanding into corporate bonds.

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  6. Dark-pool operator IEX Group raises $75 million round of funding

    trueIEX Group has completed a $75 million round of funding led by boutique venture capital firm Spark Capital.

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  7. SEC announces pilot program to expand tick sizes for small-cap trades

    trueThe SEC on Tuesday announced a one-year pilot program to widen minimum tick sizes for small-cap stocks.

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  8. Moody's: Market gains lead to positive growth for pure-play managers

    trueThe aggregate assets under management of 14 pure-play money managers reviewed by Moody's Investors Service totaled $10.13 trillion as of June 30, up 3.6% from March 31, said Moody's quarterly update.

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  9. CFTC appoints new secretary

    trueChristopher J. Kirkpatrick was named secretary of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

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  10. Yellen facing hard call on when labor market has healed

    trueFederal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said she still isn't satisfied with the U.S. labor market. Deciding when she is won't be easy.

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  11. High-speed traders enlist former CFTC commissioner to improve image

    trueFormer U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission member Bart Chilton, an outspoken critic of some high-speed trading practices while at the agency, has been enlisted in a Washington-based effort to improve the image of an industry beset by regulatory and legislative scrutiny.

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  12. Fed officials: Job gains might bring faster rate increase

    trueFederal Reserve officials raised the possibility that they might begin removing aggressive stimulus sooner than anticipated, as they neared agreement on an exit strategy, according to minutes of their July meeting.

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  13. Northern Trust: Emerging markets equity to outperform developed markets over 5 years

    trueEmerging markets equities are expected to outperform developed markets equities over the next five years due in part to an expansion in developed markets valuations over the past year, said a report from Northern Trust's capital market assumptions working group.

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