U.S. agency delays derivatives oversight overseas

WASHINGTON • A policy allowing a U.S. agency to regulate derivatives trading overseas to help reduce risks to the global financial system will be delayed under a vote Friday. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission voted 3-1 to stagger the effective dates for the policy. The delay marks a middle ground between Chairman Gary Gensler, who wanted to extend the CFTC’s regulation to overseas markets now, and Wall Street banks, which opposed extending its reach. The Obama administration favored a del...

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