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  1. FT Alphaville

    July 10, 2014

    Money Supply: Fischer worries about macroprudential policy

    Note: FT Alphaville is now playing host to posts from the FT’s Money Supply box. Enjoy (and argue away, if you see fit)....

  2. July 10, 2014

    Tullett Prebon wins $33.3m from BGC Partners in poaching dispute

    A US arbitration panel has ruled that BGC Partners and some of its employees should pay a total of $33.3m in compensation to...

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  1. FT Alphaville

    July 10, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: The influential head of the US House Financial Services Committee has called on US Treasury secretary Jack Lew to...

  2. July 10, 2014

    JPMorgan picks David Li to head probe-hit China division

    JPMorgan has picked David Li, formerly of UBS, to head up its China business, which has been rocked by a probe by US...

  3. July 9, 2014

    Lew challenged over Volcker rule impact

    The influential head of the House Financial Services Committee has called on US Treasury secretary Jack Lew to investigate...

  4. July 9, 2014

    Citi to pay $7bn to resolve US probe

    Citigroup is set to pay more than $7bn to resolve a long-running US government investigation into the bank’s sale of...

  5. July 8, 2014

    IEX bumps up planned fundraising to $75m

    IEX Group, the US equity trading venue that aims to level the playing field between high-frequency traders and traditional...

  6. July 8, 2014

    Big, bad bank fines are here to stay

    The cheery 3.6 per cent rise in BNP Paribas’s share price on the news of its near-$9bn fine for systematic, large-scale...

  7. July 7, 2014

    US punishment of foreign banks’ sins could backfire

    Who needs aircraft carriers, stealth bombers or attack drones? The US has a much more powerful weapon to impose its foreign...

  8. July 7, 2014

    French fury and dollar dominance

    Ever since Valéry Giscard d’Estaing coined the term “exorbitant privilege” in the 1960s, French politicians have grumbled...

  9. July 4, 2014

    China’s Huarong plans maiden US dollar bond

    Huarong, one of China’s former bad banks, will kick off a roadshow on Monday as it looks to sell its first US dollar bond,...

  10. July 2, 2014

    Rivals assess benefit of clearing BNP’s dollar transactions

    Rival banks will have to weigh up the benefits of clearing BNP Paribas’s dollar transactions after the French lender’s...

  11. July 2, 2014

    BNP Paribas’s record fine highlights double-edged sword for US

    With the record fine levied on BNP Paribas for evading sanctions, the US authorities have unleashed a powerful weapon to...

  12. July 1, 2014

    An opportunity missed rather than a case settled

    So it is settled then. BNP Paribas has pleaded guilty to breaking the law; a fine has been levied and a handful of employees...

  13. July 1, 2014

    BNP shares rise in wake of US sanctions-busting deal

    Shares in BNP Paribas rose more than 4 per cent on Tuesday after the French bank said it had sufficient funding to pay its...

  14. July 1, 2014

    Payback for BNP, Sudan’s ‘de facto’ bank

    In May 2007, a compliance officer at BNP Paribas’s Paris headquarters sent a stark warning to colleagues across the globe....

  15. June 30, 2014

    BNP pleads guilty to sanctions violations and faces $8.9bn fine

    BNP Paribas has agreed to pay a record $8.9bn penalty and pleaded guilty in a landmark settlement with US authorities for...

  16. June 30, 2014

    Biggest threat to BNP Paribas could be to its reputation

    At the start of the year, BNP Paribas executives thought they were destined for little more than a slap on the wrist for...

  17. June 29, 2014

    BNP Paribas board approves record $8.9bn settlement

    BNP Paribas has secured a partial concession on the eve of a record $8.9bn settlement over alleged sanction violations that...

  18. June 28, 2014

    Europe calls on US to recognise overseas clearing rules

    European markets authorities have called on their US counterparts to recognise equivalent standards for overseas clearing...

  19. FT Alphaville

    June 27, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Calm ain’t bad, necessarily: David provides a counterpoint to worries about the stuffy...

  20. June 26, 2014

    Banks start to drain Barclays dark pool

    Big banks have started pulling their business out of Barclays’ “dark pool” after the British bank was sued by New York’s top...

  21. June 26, 2014

    Shine a light on the sharks that lurk in dark pools

    When the Great Financial Crisis erupted six years ago, “transparency” became a buzz word. No wonder. As banks imploded,...

  22. June 26, 2014

    Barclays: dark behaviour

    Dark pools. The clue is in the name. Big investors trade in them because they are untransparent – that is, dark. So while it...

  23. June 25, 2014

    Top New York securities regulator sues Barclays over ‘dark pool’

    Shares in Barclays fell on Thursday on news that New York’s top securities regulator has sued the UK bank for allegedly...

  24. June 25, 2014

    Fed warns banks they face tougher tests

    The Federal Reserve has warned banks in the US that tests of their ability to survive a financial crisis will be made...

  25. FT Alphaville

    June 24, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Camp Alphaville reminder: Eight days to go (Details here) Markets: Japanese stocks dropped following indications the Bank of...

  26. June 23, 2014

    PokerStars shows ‘game changer’ hand to US

    The new owner of PokerStars, who bought the world’s biggest online poker website this month for $4.9bn, is mounting a...

  27. June 23, 2014

    BNP and US cross the ‘T’s and dot the ‘I’s

    The transatlantic negotiations between BNP Paribas and US authorities over the French bank’s alleged sanctions violations...

  28. June 23, 2014

    France seeks Germany’s support on BNP Paribas case

    France has sought backing from its European partners as it seeks to limit US punishment of BNP Paribas for breaking US...

  29. June 23, 2014

    Fears mount over asset managers’ shadow banking operations

    The shrinking banking sector is creating a “major opportunity” for asset managers to step into the lending breach, but...

  30. June 20, 2014

    US commodities regulator wrestles hedgers and speculators

    A meeting on commodities regulation held in Washington this week at times felt like an argument among lexicographers. The...

  31. June 16, 2014

    Fed looks at exit fees on bond funds

    Federal Reserve officials have discussed whether regulators should impose exit fees on bond funds to avert a potential run...

  32. June 16, 2014

    EU-US trade talks hit roadblock over financial services

    The US has defended a decision to exclude financial regulation from a vast transatlantic trade pact amid mounting pressure...

  33. June 16, 2014

    Quick View: Clearing up differences

    Eleven months on and last summer’s accord between the EU and US over jointly overseeing the derivatives market across the...

  34. June 16, 2014

    CFTC moves to curb speculators face revision

    A long-running effort to constrain speculation in commodities markets could face another round of revision. Almost five...

  35. June 13, 2014

    EU threatens to cut financial services from trade deal

    The EU is threatening to exclude banks, hedge funds, insurers and other financial companies from a trade deal with the US...

  36. June 12, 2014

    SEC commissioner calls on US regulators to end turf wars

    US regulators must end their turf wars, SEC commissioner Kara Stein said on Thursday, in a sweeping speech that criticised...

  37. June 12, 2014

    BNP top executive Chodron de Courcel to retire amid US probe

    One of the most senior figures at BNP Paribas, Georges Chodron de Courcel, has announced his retirement amid an escalating...

  38. June 11, 2014

    US Chamber of Commerce voices concern over potential BNP fine

    The US Chamber of Commerce, the powerful American business lobby, has voiced concern about the potential scale of a fine on...

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