The Commodity Futures Trading Commission plans to tell banksthat they have until Jan. 1 to register as swaps dealers, accordingto Reuters.

The deadline aims to clear up confusion surrounding thenew rules for the swaps market that stem from Dodd-Frank. The ruleon registering, which takes effect on Oct. 12, says banks withannual swap dealing totaling $8 billion or more have to register 60days following the end of the month in which they reach that $8billion level.

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