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Ex-Trader Linked to Deutsche Bank Is Aiding U.S. Spoof Probe; The Bloody Fight for ETF Scraps Is About to Get Even Worse; Quant Manager of $6 Billion Backs Stocks Hidden From Front Pages John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Newest Criminal Spoofing Case Features Coordinated Spoofing and Front Running Renato Mariotti, Thompson Coburn LLP On last Thursday, June 1st, the Justice Department entered into a plea agreement with a trader named David Liew, publicly revealing the existence of the third-ever criminal spoofing case, which had been filed under seal on January 3rd. In the plea agreement, Liew admitted that from December 2009 to February 2012 he conspired with other precious metal traders to engage in spoofing on hundreds of occasions and to commit fraud by misleading other market participants via his spoof trades. Liew’s former bank is…

John Lothian Newsletter: World Bank warns China to reform ‘distorted’ financial system; Deutsche Börse in talks to buy Stoxx stake in $697m deal; Goldman settles SEC charges over 2013 trading incident John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Summer Intern Education Series Update; Mayor Emanuel Joins Speaker List By John J. Lothian John Lothian News is pleased to report that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has agreed to speak at the August 7 session of the MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity Summer Intern Education event to be held in offices of Trading Technologies We are also pleased to announce we have added NYSE COO Stacey Cunningham to our list of speakers for the New York events on July 15 to be held at the NYSE on Wall Street. As we are now two weeks away from the…

JLN Environmental/Energy: Clean Energy Investment Rises 22% Led by U.S., China; House Passes $30.4 Billion Energy-Water Spending Measure; Spain energy overhaul set to be approved on Friday Environmental/Energy,Newsletter

In this edition, fracking is in focus in a Bloomberg college research piece, Fracking Wastewater Disposal Seen Linked to Earthquakes. And, U.K. Government to Tackle Shale Gas ‘Myths’ reports the WSJ. Today’s leading story: Clean Energy Investment Rises 22% Led by U.S., China.

JLN Environmental/Energy: Clean Energy Investment Rises 22% Led by U.S., China; House Passes $30.4 Billion Energy-Water Spending Measure; Spain energy overhaul set to be approved on Friday Environmental/Energy,Newsletter

In this edition, fracking is in focus in a Bloomberg college research piece, Fracking Wastewater Disposal Seen Linked to Earthquakes. And, U.K. Government to Tackle Shale Gas ‘Myths’ reports the WSJ. Today’s leading story: Clean Energy Investment Rises 22% Led by U.S., China.

JLN Environmental/Energy: China Carbon Permits Trade 22% Below Europe on Market Debut; Carbon Capture ‘Vital’ to Meet Climate Goals, Shell Adviser Says; Steelmakers reap benefits from US shale gas revolution Environmental/Energy,Newsletter

In this edition, China’s carbon market debut features in our Leads section. Plus, Carbon Capture ‘Vital’ to Meet Climate Goals, Shell Adviser Says from Bloomberg. And, Global smart grid market to more than double by 2020, says GreenBiz.com.

JLN Environmental/Energy: Google Backs First Africa Renewable Power and May Invest in More; Backloading Insufficient to Fix Carbon Market, Vattenfall Says; Buffett’s MidAmerican Expands West With $5.6 Billion Deal Environmental/Energy,Newsletter

Global energy partnerships dominate in this edition, starting with Bloomberg and Reuters articles about Google’s push into Africa renewable power. Wall Street Journal coverage reveals energy tops the agenda at a couple of upcoming trade trips: China’s Xi Comes Calling on Americas and Japan’s Energy Needs to Top Agenda at Africa Meeting. Also today, a World Bank press release and report (found in our Carbon section) detail that over 40 national and 20 sub-national jurisdictions have either implemented or are considering mechanisms that put a price on carbon.

JLN Environmental/Energy: EU parliament hesitates in drafting law for CO2 fix; Poll reveals more Americans say they believe climate is changing; BMW Adds Wind Power to Sidestep Merkel’s Power Bill Environmental/Energy,Newsletter

In this edition, market coverage centers on EU delay of a fast-track vote, covered here by Reuters. In gas markets, China grabs the spotlight, in Bloomberg’s China’s Shale Gas No Revolution as Price Imperils Output.

JLN Environmental/Energy: Dems hold fire on climate votes; Obama Faces Risks in Pipeline Decision; China Sees Possibility of Deal With EU on Airline Emissions Environmental/Energy,Newsletter

In this edition, more public pleading for an EU market fix amid hopes stepped up U.S. rhetoric aids in market reform. On that front, E.ON says urgent that EU fix broken carbon market, Reuters reports. As for immediate U.S. efforts, Dems hold fire on climate votes, says The Hill’s E2 Wire. And, elsewhere, China Sees Possibility of Deal With EU on Airline Emissions, reports Bloomberg.

JLN Environmental/Energy: Carbon plan can pass with German backing-EU climate chief; Beijing’s toxic smog was years in the making, had many sources; German Power Tumbles to Record Low as Solar Damps Demand Environmental/Energy,Newsletter

In this edition, Carbon plan can pass with German backing-EU climate chief, reports Reuters. Two angles for China: Beijing’s toxic smog was years in the making, had many sources and China leads faster global energy efficiency gains-BP. In the nat gas space, Bloomberg reports U.K. Minister Expects Shale Tax Break Details in Spring.