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November 12, 2014 British, U.S. and Swiss Regulators Fine Big Banks $3.3 Billion in Foreign Exchange Scandal

Source: NY Times

British, American and Swiss regulators fined five of the world’s biggest banks a combined $3.3 billion on Wednesday for conspiring to manipulate the foreign currency markets, the latest scandal to hit an industry facing increased...

November 10, 2014 Mark Carney: No more bank bail-outs (UK)

Source: Telegraph (UK)

The Governor of the bank of England, in his position as chairman of the international Financial Stability Board (FSB), has unveiled proposals for forcing creditors to bear banks' losses.

November 6, 2014 Crunch Time for Britian's Big Four Banks

Source: The Guardian (UK)

Competition and Markets Authority to embark on most detailed analysis of sector for a decade, looking into how banks treat small business and personal customers

October 27, 2014 ECB fails 25 banks in health check but problems largely solved

Source: Reuters

Roughly one in five of the euro zone's top lenders failed landmark health checks at the end of last year but most have since repaired their finances, the European Central Bank said on Sunday.

September 15, 2014 European Banks Get New Capital Hit From Accounting Rule

Source: Bloomberg

European banks already under pressure to strengthen capital ratios may have to hold off on distributing profit to shareholders because of new accounting rules on how loan losses are calculated

August 4, 2014 Banco Espirito Santo Junior Bonds Slide as Bailout Forces Losses

Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek

The Bank of Portugal will take control of Banco Espirito Santo’s assets and deposit-taking operations by transferring them to a new company, Novo Banco, into which it will inject money from its Resolution Fund (BRAEAIA), the...

July 30, 2014 BOE Targets Seven-Year Clawback on Banker Bonuses - video

Source: Bloombeg TV

Bloomberg’s Manus Cranny reports that the Bank of England has set a seven-year clawback rule on banker bonuses in an effort to reduce short-term risk-taking. He speaks on “The Pulse.”

July 22, 2014 Credit Suisse: $779M loss after U.S. settlement

Source: USA Today

Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse reported more than $700 million in losses for the second quarter of 2014, which the company attributes to a $2.6 billion settlement with the United States for helping wealthy American clients...

June 30, 2014 US authorities 'picking' on European banks

Source: BBC News _ text/audio

There is an "obvious case" to suggest that US authorities are placing larger fines on European banks, Financial Services Club chair Chris Skinner has said. His comments came as it was reported BNP Paribas could be fined $8.9bn...

June 12, 2014 France’s Noyer Says BNP May Prompt Shift Away From Dollar

Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Bank of France Governor Christian Noyer said the U.S. investigation into BNP Paribas SA (BNP)’s dealings with sanctioned nations may encourage companies to stop using dollars in international transactions.

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