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September 23, 2014 U.S. court finds Arab Bank liable for supporting terrorismSource: Fortune
A federal jury found on Monday that Arab Bank was liable for supporting terrorist efforts connected with Hamas. Earlier in July, Fortune reported on the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to hear an appeal by the bank, which is...
September 10, 2014 Holder says no company 'too big to jail' in banking investigation
PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - WASHINGTON â The Justice Department is pursuing criminal investigations of financial institutions that could result in action in the coming weeks and months, Attorney General Eric Holder said in...
September 10, 2014 Fed proposes higher capital rule for largest banksSource: Channel News Asia
US regulators plan to raise capital requirements for the largest banks above global standards to ensure they do not place the financial system at risk, a top central banker said on Tuesday
September 4, 2014 U.S. Regulators Tighten Swaps Collateral RegulationsSource: Bloomberg
U.S. financial regulators eased proposed collateral requirements for swaps traded between banks, manufacturers and other firms by seeking to limit the impact on smaller companies and global liquidity.
August 21, 2014 US attorney general says banks may face criminal cases soon
CNBC - The comments, made in a video posted on the Justice Department's website on Monday, came as federal prosecutors push two banks, BNP Paribas and Credit Suisse, to plead guilty to îcriminal chargesî to resolve...
August 19, 2014 Auditing Firm Fined Millions For Involvement In Money-Laundering To Terrorist StatesSource: The Daily Caller
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has been fined $25 million and suspended from consulting for two years for aiding a Japanese bank in laundering money to terrorist states, the New York Post reports.
August 19, 2014 U.S. lawmakers slam Fed's crisis lending proposalSource: Reuters
A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers on Monday urged the Federal Reserve to restrict its crisis lending programs for big banks, which were criticized as bailouts during the 2007-2009 meltdown.
August 14, 2014 Fed’s Rosengren, Dudley Say Broker Regulations Need OverhaulSource: Bloomberg/BusinessWeek
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren said broker regulation needs a “major re-examination” to prevent funding shortfalls during a crisis, and New York Fed President William C. Dudley said the wholesale funding...
August 6, 2014 FDIC Says ‘Too Big to Fail’ Bank Bailouts Could Happen AgainSource: The Fiscal Times
The Treasury Department, just last week, assured lawmakers and taxpayers that new safeguards put in place by the Dodd-Frank Act after the financial crisis mean that U.S. taxpayer would never again be on the hook for the bailout...
July 25, 2014 Islamic banking held back by lack of liquidity in market
Hispanic Business - This is very important as, without effective valuation, traders are unable to establish îclear profitî-making opportunities. "Yet, standardisation can only do so much, and a more innovative...
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