Senator Brown Bank Regulation: Capitol Gains

March 10 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, an Ohio Democrat, talks with Bloomberg's Peter Cook about regulation of U.S. banks and his and Senator David Vitter's bipartisan bill to force banks to set aside even more capital than currently required. Tim Pawlenty, chief executive officer of the Financial Services Roundtable and former Minnesota governor, discusses bank regulation. Rajiv Shah, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, talks about U.S. foreign aid. They speak on Bloomberg Government's "Capitol Gains." (Source: Bloomberg)

Time to Look Beyond the Politics of the Oil Market?
08:26 - Asian stocks fell, heading for the biggest decline in two weeks, as investors await the outcome of a meeting of oil producers for any indication on limiting supply and supporting crude prices. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index fell 0.8 percent to 140.87 as of 1:39 p.m. in Tokyo, headed for its steepest drop since Sept. 12. The Topix index lost 0.8 percent before a speech by Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda. Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter and the leading member for the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, said a meeting in Algiers will be consultative and unlikely to reach a firm decision, while Algeria’s energy minister said Saudi Arabia has offered to cut output to January levels. Carmignac Investment Committee Member Jean Medecin discusses with Bloomberg's Anna Edwards and Manus Cranny on "Countdown."
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