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October 29, 2014 U.S. attorney general says banks may face criminal cases soon
Yahoo Finance - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is pursuing criminal investigations of financial institutions that could result in action in the coming weeks and months, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said...
October 24, 2014 Fed to Stress-Test Banks for Dire Stock, Housing ScenariosSource: Bloomberg
The Federal Reserve said it will scrutinize how 31 large U.S. banks, including JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Citigroup Inc., would respond to a plunge in equity and housing prices and a sharp downturn in the global economy.
The Federal Reserve’s top official on regulation warned banks that more requirements, constraints and punishments will be on the way if lenders don’t do more to prevent misconduct. Daniel Tarullo, a governor at the Fed, blasted...
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.
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