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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...
July 22, 2014 Credit Suisse: $779M loss after U.S. settlementSource: 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...
July 22, 2014 Report: Hedge funds escaped billions in taxesSource: USA Today
Two large banks used a complex financial scheme to help 13 hedge funds avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes and evade federal borrowing limits on brokerage accounts over a 15-year period, according to the findings of a...
July 10, 2014 Banks face intensified sanctions probes in U.S.Source: USA Today
Following BNP Paribas' record $8.9 billion in penalties for violating U.S. economic sanctions, federal and state authorities are intensifying investigations of other foreign banks over signs of similar infractions. At least six...
Citigroup Inc. (C) may reach an agreement with federal prosecutors as early as next week to resolve a probe into sales of mortgage-backed bonds before the 2008 financial crisis, a person familiar with the negotiations said. The...
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