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Wall Street Said to Win Lucrative Concession in Derivatives Rule

  • U.S. banks could cut billions on costs if swaps rule eased
  • Regulators may complete final version of rule next month

Wall Street is close to cutting billions of dollars from the cost of a derivatives rule as a debate among regulators over how tough the
provision should be shifts in banks’ favor.

Firms such as JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Morgan Stanley wouldn’t have to set aside as much money in trades between their own divisions in the final version of a rule U.S. regulators may release as soon as next month, said two people familiar with the discussions. After months of disagreement, the agencies, which include the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and Federal Reserve, decided to ease the demands of an earlier version of the proposal, according to the people.