by national banks. Published Sept. 6 by the Comptroller's office. Comments were due Nov. 6. FOREIGN INVESTMENTS: Proposal to permit well-capitalized banks to invest in foreign ventures without prior regulatory approval. Published by the Fed on Sept. 22. Comments were due Oct. 30. REG RELIEF: Proposal to streamline the Office of Thrift Supervision rule book. Published Aug. 28. Comments were due Oct. 27. THRIFT REPORTS: Proposal to cut length of quarterly thrift financial report by 40%. Published by OTS Aug. 24. Comments were due Oct. 23. MORTGAGE SERVICING: Proposal to finalize an interim rule letting institutions count originated mortgage servicing rights as capital. Published Aug. 1 by the four banking and thrift agencies. Comments were due Oct. 2. INTEREST RATE RISK: Proposal to require certain banks to report data on interest rate risk exposure. Published Aug. 2 by the three banking agencies. Comments were due Oct 2. CREDIT UNION LOANS: Proposal to ease loan participation rules for credit unions. Published by the NCUA Aug. 2. Comments were due Oct. 2. BROKER-DEALERS: Proposal to revamp Regulation T to ease the rules and margin restrictions on certain securities transactions. Published by the Fed on June 29. Comments were due Sept. 29. CRIMINAL REFERRALS: Proposal to streamline rules requiring the reporting of suspected criminal activity involving at least $5,000. Published July 3 by the Fed and the Comptroller's office; comments were due Sept. 1. Published July 17 by the OTS; comments were due Sept. 15. REAL ESTATE LENDING: Proposal to ease application and notice requirements for real estate lending. Published July 7 by the Comptroller's office. Comments were due Sept. 5. FOREIGN BANKS: Proposal to limit retail deposits at uninsured U.S. branches of foreign banks. Published July 5 by the FDIC and the Comptroller's office. Comments were due Sept. 3st.

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