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    Barack Obama’s halfhearted swipe at tax inversion

    Having over the summer tried empty threats and vain appeals to the “economic patriotism” of corporate bosses, the White...

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    Banks face fresh curbs on leveraged loans

    US banks that flout new regulatory guidance on leveraged lending risk facing higher capital penalties when the Federal...

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  1. 3 hours ago

    BNP Paribas chairman Baudouin Prot to step down

    Baudouin Prot is to resign as chairman of BNP Paribas and the board of France’s biggest bank by assets will meet later this...

  2. 4 hours ago

    Bank of England deputy wants US consultation over bank fines

    Watchdogs in the US and elsewhere need to consult fellow regulators before imposing big fines on banks, a top Bank of...

  3. 14 hours ago

    Q&A: US tax inversions

    The Obama administration has launched measures to curb controversial mergers known as “inversions”, which US companies use...

  4. September 22, 2014

    Banks hope for ballot blow to Dodd-Frank

    Banks hope that a Republican takeover of the US Senate could provide the first real prospect of changes to the Dodd-Frank...

  5. September 21, 2014

    Regulators adopt draconian approach to financial crime

    Long prison sentences, hefty fines and social pariah status are the likely outcomes for fund management staff tempted to...

  6. September 18, 2014

    Latour to pay record capital violations fine

    A high-frequency trading group has agreed to pay a record settlement for capital violations to resolve a charge by US...

  7. September 16, 2014

    Financial regulators probe dark pools

    Dark pools are squarely in the spotlight. Following the publication of Flash Boys, which claims that the US equity market is...

  8. September 11, 2014

    JPMorgan tells clearers to build bigger buffers

    Clearing houses – which guarantee the smooth completion of financial transactions ranging from derivatives trades to...

  9. September 7, 2014

    Private equity undeterred by debt guidelines

    More than one-third of private equity-backed borrowers this year took on debt that exceeds regulatory guidelines aimed at...

  10. FT Alphaville

    September 5, 2014

    All about the eurodollars

    Whilst everyone was focused on the ECB on Thursday… … the Fed pulled this little snippet out of its bag: As part of the...

  11. September 4, 2014

    The world is marching back from globalisation

    There is a mood abroad that says history will record that sanctions against Russia marked the start of an epochal retreat...

  12. September 3, 2014

    US banks face $100bn liquidity shortfall

    The largest US banks have a $100bn shortfall to make up in order to meet new liquidity rules designed to avert a future...

  13. August 29, 2014

    US munis could get regulatory reprieve

    The $4tn municipal bond market may get a partial reprieve from regulation that has threatened to raise borrowing costs for...

  14. August 28, 2014

    Regulatory revenge risks scaring investors away

    A couple of years ago Roger McCormick, a law professor at London School of Economics and Political Science, assembled a team...

  15. August 24, 2014

    US banks try to find a pattern in settlement talks

    Bank of America’s record settlement with the US government last week has taken the total penalties imposed by the...

  16. August 24, 2014

    SEC widens the net of mutual hedge fund review

    The US regulator has widened its investigation into how the alternative mutual fund industry operates as concerns build...

  17. August 22, 2014

    Bankers brace for a brave new world

    Bank of America’s agreement to pay $16.7bn to the US government over the mis-selling of mortgage-backed securities closes a...

  18. August 22, 2014

    Tony West emerges as US’s key weapon against banks

    He is the US government’s $36bn man. Tony West, an avid runner and one-time fundraiser for Barack Obama, has emerged as the...

  19. August 21, 2014

    Put out fewer flags for US’s world bank regulator role

    There is bald eagle rather than an elephant in the room during rows over US banking regulation. Americans typically believe...

  20. August 21, 2014

    StanChart’s NY anti-money laundering settlement draws UAE ire

    Standard Chartered’s anti-money laundering settlement with New York’s leading financial watchdog is raising hackles with...

  21. August 21, 2014

    Strategies shift as regulators renew scrutiny of bank compliance

    In an episode of hit television series Homeland, US intelligence agents track the finances of Iranian terrorists to a...

  22. August 17, 2014

    US banks plan ahead for UK exit from EU

    Wall Street banks are drawing up preliminary plans to move some London-based activities to Ireland to address concerns that...

  23. August 14, 2014

    US bank bonus curb hit by regulatory squabble

    A US proposal requiring executives of the world’s largest banks to defer compensation to prevent the kind of risk-taking...

  24. August 12, 2014

    Ocwen Financial results to be restated after assets revalued

    Ocwen Financial is to restate its financial accounts to reflect a change in the valuation of assets worth about $634m, the...

  25. August 8, 2014

    Week in review, August 9

    A round-up of some of the week’s corporate events and news stories. Banks ‘treated like criminals’, says StanChart executive...

  26. August 7, 2014

    Complicated banks face complex rules

    Six years after the global financial crisis the tolerance of the public and politicians for bankers moaning about their lot...

  27. August 7, 2014

    StanChart’s Jaspal Bindra says banks treated ‘like a criminal’

    A top executive at Standard Chartered has complained that regulators are treating banks like criminals for lapses, in an...

  28. August 6, 2014

    T-Mobile tie-up plan falls foul of regulators

    Not for the first time, Deutsche Telekom has good reason to curse a US regulator determined to make sure the country has at...

  29. August 6, 2014

    Bank of America set to settle mortgages case for $16bn-plus

    Bank of America has reached an agreement in principle to pay more than $16bn in cash and consumer relief to US authorities...

  30. August 6, 2014

    Standard Chartered faces another US fine over transactions

    Standard Chartered has said it expects to pay a fine to New York’s banking regulator for failing to report suspicious...

  31. August 5, 2014

    US watchdogs reject banks’ ‘living wills’

    Big US and European banks failed to deliver adequate “living wills” to show how they could be wound up in a future crisis,...

  32. August 5, 2014

    Cobalt to fight SEC corruption allegations

    US regulators have told Cobalt International Energy that they intend to bring charges against the Goldman Sachs-backed...

  33. August 5, 2014

    If you do not want to do the time, prevent the crime

    In a memorable scene from the film Casablanca, Louis Renault, the affable but corrupt French police chief, closes Rick’s...

  34. August 5, 2014

    Oil trader Arcadia Petroleum settles with CFTC

    Global oil trading house Arcadia Petroleum and its affiliates agreed to pay $13m to settle claims from US regulators that...

  35. FT Alphaville

    August 5, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: A solid rebound in US markets failed to provide Asian bourses with any momentum. Equities across Asia-Pacific were...

  36. August 3, 2014

    France urges G20 to put issue of US bank fines on agenda

    France has gathered support to challenge US regulators imposing heavy penalties on foreign banks at a G20 meeting of world...

  37. FT Alphaville

    August 1, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: “Asian stocks dropped, extending the biggest global rout in six months that saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average...

  38. July 31, 2014

    Massad sees end to US-EU clearing dispute

    Timothy Massad, the new head of the main US derivatives regulator, said on Thursday he was committed to resolving a...

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