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MNI INTERVIEW: Treasury Market Reform Efforts To Ramp Up-Liang

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U.S. regulators eye changes to prevent a seizing up of liquidity in crisis.

The U.S. Treasury Department is bolstering its efforts this year to reform the USD23 trillion Treasury market, pushing for more transparency and data and adding that central clearing appears promising for some changes, Treasury Under Secretary for Domestic Finance Nellie Liang told MNI.

"The Treasury market is an urgent area because it is important that it function well even in a stressful time," she said. "The Treasury market is the most liquid, deep market in the world and we want to keep it that way."

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The U.S. Treasury Department is bolstering its efforts this year to reform the USD23 trillion Treasury market, pushing for more transparency and data and adding that central clearing appears promising for some changes, Treasury Under Secretary for Domestic Finance Nellie Liang told MNI.

"The Treasury market is an urgent area because it is important that it function well even in a stressful time," she said. "The Treasury market is the most liquid, deep market in the world and we want to keep it that way."

Keep reading...Show less