CFTC launches new podcast. The CFTC announced that it has launched a new podcast, “CFTC Talks,” which will offer information about the commodity markets, futures trading, and other material about conditions in the US and abroad affecting the markets. (8/4/2017)

No-action relief extended on the applicability of transaction-level requirements in certain cross-border situations. The CFTC announced that its Divisions of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight, Clearing and Risk, and Market Oversight issued a time-limited no-action letter that extends relief to swap dealers registered with the CFTC that are established under the laws of jurisdictions other than the US from certain transaction-level requirements under the CEA. (7/25/2017)