James Allen, CFA, head of Americas capital markets policy at CFA Institute, responds to crowdfunding proposals from the SEC and FINRA. The podcast also provides an update on mortgage-market reform, including commentary on the Corker–Warner Housing Finance Reform Bill.
Nasdaq has met with the board of Norwegian exchange Oslo Bors to discuss the possibility of countering Euronext's €625 million takeover bid, sources say. Financial Times (subscription required) (17 Jan.)
More than 130 business leaders have responded to a deadlock in the UK Parliament by signing a letter calling for a second Brexit referendum to prevent a chaotic withdrawal from the EU. "The only feasible way to do this is by asking the people whether they still want to leave the EU," the letter says. CNBC (17 Jan.)
The Chinese government is likely to establish a growth target for this year that falls short of the 6.5% target set for 2018, sources said. This year's target is expected to be 6% to 6.5%. China Daily (Beijing) (18 Jan.)
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