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SEC Eases Mark-To-Market Regulations

Carrie Johnson 30 September 2008 No Comment

Under intense political pressure, regulators for securities and accounting standards this afternoon issued what they called a “clarification” to provisions that have come under fire from bank executives and some lawmakers for contributing to the credit crisis.

Regulators said that the new guidance will help companies figure out the value of complex mortgage-related investments at a time when there are few trading partners willing to purchase them.

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