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    1. June 24, 2016

      US banks face higher stress test hurdle

      The message from the US Federal Reserve was clear: the biggest banks in America have enough capital to withstand the...

    2. June 23, 2016

      Big banks pass first round of Fed’s stress test

      The US banking system has the financial strength to withstand an economic meltdown — and negative US interest rates —...

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    1. June 23, 2016

      Merrill Lynch fined $415m for misusing client money

      US regulators launched a crackdown on finance companies that mix client money with their own as the securities watchdog...

    2. June 22, 2016

      FSB proposes stress testing for asset managers

      Asset managers should be subject to stress tests in the way banks are, and should disclose more about their liquidity...

    3. June 22, 2016

      Regulators say bitcoin poses ‘financial stability risks’

      A powerful club of US regulators has warned that the growing popularity of bitcoin and other digital currencies is...

    4. Fast FT

      June 21, 2016

      US regulators warn on bitcoin risks

      A powerful club of US regulators has warned that the growing popularity of bitcoin and other digital currencies is...

    5. June 20, 2016

      US government puts itself on the line in MetLife challenge

      The US government has set up a high-stakes legal showdown by fighting back against the judge who criticised its...

    6. June 20, 2016

      US banks put regulators on notice over Brexit

      US banks have put federal regulators on notice over how they think Britain’s departure from the EU would hit their...

    7. June 15, 2016

      Current and former Visium portfolio managers charged with fraud

      A current and a former portfolio manager at Visium Asset Management were charged with fraud in a Manhattan federal...

    8. June 13, 2016

      SEC returns to its roots with accounting fraud crackdown

      With the price of oil less than half its 2014 level, US financial watchdogs are on alert for accounting fraud in the...

    9. June 12, 2016

      The Big Bang spawned a dark-trading monster

      There have been so many egregious cases of customers being mistreated by financial service providers that it is...

    10. June 6, 2016

      New bank safety plans criticised for encouraging risky loans

      Banks will be encouraged to lend more to their weakest borrowers and take on excessive risks if global regulators push...

    11. June 2, 2016

      Federal Reserve to toughen stress tests for big US banks

      Federal Reserve officials have confirmed plans to toughen the annual round of stress tests for the biggest, most...

    12. June 1, 2016

      Anbang drops FGL buyout approval from New York regulator

      Questions from a US regulator have prompted Anbang Insurance to drop an application for approval of its $1.57bn buyout...

    13. May 31, 2016

      Ex-Barclays man charged with leaking tips to plumber

      A former Barclays director was arrested on Tuesday on charges of passing insider information on upcoming mergers to his...

    14. May 29, 2016

      BlackRock’s new mortgage-backed securities ETF causes concern

      BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manage, has launched the first European-listed exchange traded fund that invests...

    15. May 26, 2016

      Q&A: How to act like an ethical FX trader

      The sprawling currencies market finally has some globally-recognised, industry-wide guidelines on how to behave and...

    16. May 26, 2016

      Washington steps up fintech oversight

      The battle lines over financial technology are being drawn in Washington as the government scrutinises a sector that...

    17. May 25, 2016

      Citigroup fined $425m for rate-rigging violations

      Senior managers at Citigroup’s markets business knew Libor trader Tom Hayes sought to manipulate the market at his...

    18. May 25, 2016

      Citi traders’ 2008 manipulations revealed

      As Citigroup became the latest big bank to pay a fine over the attempted manipulation of Libor, the US regulator’s...

    19. May 25, 2016

      SEC probes Alibaba’s accounting practices

      Alibaba, the US-listed Chinese ecommerce group, is being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission for...

    20. May 24, 2016

      Wells Fargo to keep lending to debt-heavy companies

      Wells Fargo’s top commercial banker has vowed to keep lending to companies already carrying lots of debt, despite...

    21. May 18, 2016

      European banks fret over ‘living wills’

      European banks are lobbying US regulators to extend a July 1 deadline to submit the next versions of their “living...

    22. May 17, 2016

      Electronic trading innovator predicts brokerage industry cull

      Thomas Peterffy, the billionaire owner of Interactive Brokers and a pioneer of electronic markets, says there will be a...

    23. Fast FT

      May 16, 2016

      US working to collect data on government bond market

      The US is working on an “efficient and effective” way to collect and disseminate data on trading in the US government...

    24. May 16, 2016

      Buyout firms’ secondary market is of prime concern

      Crime has a way of shining a light into the darkest crevices of Wall Street. In March, Andrew Caspersen, a well-heeled...

    25. May 16, 2016

      Globalisation of drugs manufacturing raises concerns over quality

      When the US Department of Justice imposed a $500m fine on Ranbaxy, the Indian medicines producer, in 2013, it...

    26. May 15, 2016

      Too many businesses want a piece of the financial action

      One of the great ironies of business today is that the richest and most powerful companies in the world are more...

    27. May 5, 2016

      Fannie Mae profits fall by half

      Net profits more than halved in the first quarter at Fannie Mae, the government-backed mortgage company, highlighting...

    28. May 3, 2016

      New Federal Reserve push to limit fallout from bank failures

      The Federal Reserve is proposing new measures to prevent a chaotic bank collapse by asking institutions that trade with...

    29. May 2, 2016

      Upstart lender SoFi maintains its bravado as fintech fever cools

      Mike Cagney’s knees are bleeding. At SoFi’s pristine campus in San Francisco, the chief executive is just back from a...

    30. May 2, 2016

      Dudley sees gaps in Fed’s emergency lending powers

      A top Federal Reserve official has warned of “significant gaps” in the central bank’s ability to provide emergency help...

    31. April 27, 2016

      US renews push for monitoring equity market

      US regulators are renewing their ambitious push for a vast computer system to monitor the $23tn US stock market in real...

    32. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      US renews push for vast equity audit trail

      US regulators are renewing a push for a vast computer system to monitor the entire $23tn stock market in realtime, one...

    33. April 22, 2016

      Investment banks can endure tougher times

      If Goldman Sachs is suffering, the investment banking business cannot be in prime condition. Goldman’s profits for the...

    34. April 21, 2016

      US finance professionals face fresh pay crackdown

      Thousands of US finance professionals from Wall Street traders to brokers and investment bankers face new restrictions...

    35. April 19, 2016

      Wells Fargo approved as ‘primary dealer’ for US Treasury debt

      Wells Fargo has become the first bank to be approved as one of the “primary dealers” responsible for underwriting the...

    36. Fast FT

      April 18, 2016

      US regulators move to heighten hedge fund scrutiny

      The US will subject hedge funds to heightened scrutiny as regulators concerned about potential threats to financial...

    37. April 13, 2016

      Bank living wills: Citigroup leads the pack

      It has been so long since the financial crisis that Citigroup has emerged as a model institution. Perhaps the...

    38. April 13, 2016

      US rejects ‘living wills’ of five banks

      Five big US banks including JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America have been warned by regulators to reform or face harsh...

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