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    1. December 16, 2014

      Alstom nears $700m DoJ bribery settlement

      Alstom is nearing a deal with the US Department of Justice to pay about $700m to settle foreign bribery charges in relation...

    2. December 15, 2014

      Dodd-Frank under fire in trading case

      A new law against placing and quickly cancelling bid orders to sway others to trade was “hopelessly vague” and prosecutors...

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    1. December 15, 2014

      Bankers, like alcoholics, must first admit they have a problem

      They really can’t help it, can they? Like alcoholics in a liquor store, the investment banks cannot resist an illicit swig...

    2. December 14, 2014

      US appeals court ruling could weaken insider dealing cases

      Some defendants who pleaded guilty in an alleged insider trading scheme could be found innocent after a US appeals court...

    3. December 14, 2014

      Too big to resist: Wall Street’s comeback

      When Washington is on the brink, who has the clout to persuade legislators to keep government open? The obvious answer is...

    4. December 12, 2014

      Bankers will fail to win back trust with tragedy analogies

      Up until this week, banking analyst Ian Gordon was best known in the City of London for firing off rapid response notes...

    5. December 11, 2014

      NY regulator probing Barclays and Deutsche over forex algorithms

      New York’s top banking regulator is investigating whether Barclays and Deutsche Bank used algorithms to manipulate foreign...

    6. December 11, 2014

      Fed’s capital drive tests business model at US banks

      Jamie Dimon has long laid claim to a “fortress balance sheet”. Even before he ran JPMorgan Chase, as chief executive of Bank...

    7. December 10, 2014

      Investec apologises for ‘I can’t breathe’ headline on research note

      Investec, the Anglo-South African bank, has apologised for publishing a research note headlined “I can’t breathe” — the...

    8. December 10, 2014

      NY bank regulator steps up online security demands

      Barclays, Deutsche Bank, Standard Chartered and other banks will face tougher scrutiny for their cyber security procedures...

    9. December 10, 2014

      US extends StanChart probation period by three years

      The US has extended the period that Standard Chartered will be subject to intense scrutiny to ensure it complies with...

    10. December 9, 2014

      JPMorgan faces $22bn capital hole under new Fed rules

      JPMorgan Chase has a $22bn capital hole under new rules proposed by the Federal Reserve on Tuesday, a blow to a bank which...

    11. December 4, 2014

      US should consider tougher clearing rules

      The US should consider fresh rules that prohibit clearing houses from pushing any losses from their failure on to pensioners...

    12. December 4, 2014

      Bankruptcy beyond borders

      In financial restructurings, the US has an important asset. Its bankruptcy code allows companies a degree of protection and...

    13. December 2, 2014

      Obama climate plan divides business

      The Obama administration’s environmental policy is deepening divisions between big businesses on climate change, mirroring...

    14. December 2, 2014

      Autonomy founder to call in US regulators

      Autonomy/HP feud Autonomy founder Mike Lynch plans to ask US regulators to investigate evidence that he believes shows...

    15. November 27, 2014

      US financial advisers resist regulators on pensions rule

      US financial advisers and investment providers are battling consumer protection rules they say could disrupt the way more...

    16. November 24, 2014

      Wireless spectrum auction: carrier on

      T-Mobile and its boss John Legere have the snappy lines and pink T-shirts. AT&T and Verizon have the cash. The importance of...

    17. November 23, 2014

      Climate change for tax havens as compliance is enforced

      The quiet conversations that take place in the tastefully furnished offices of private banks have an extra edge of late. The...

    18. November 23, 2014

      Private placement option for US money market funds

      Several large managers of money market funds in the US are believed to be considering launching private funds that would...

    19. November 20, 2014

      Fed asks whether it is too close to banks

      The Federal Reserve board is conducting a major review of how the regulator and its reserve banks supervise large financial...

    20. November 20, 2014

      CFTC warns EU rules may force tighter US derivatives regulation

      The US may be forced into tougher regulation on benchmarks as planned stringent European rules may shut out the region’s...

    21. November 20, 2014

      US retail groups shop at home rather than abroad

      As America’s retailers prepare for their busiest period of the year, there is one item unlikely to be in stock:...

    22. November 20, 2014

      Goldman fires staff for alleged NY Fed breach

      Goldman Sachs has fired an investment banker who allegedly accessed confidential information from the Federal Reserve Bank...

    23. November 19, 2014

      Ranbaxy sues US FDA for revoking drug approvals

      Ranbaxy, the troubled Indian drugmaker, is suing the US Food and Drug Administration for revoking its tentative approvals to...

    24. November 18, 2014

      Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi fined $315m for ‘misleading regulators’

      Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi was ordered to pay $315m on Tuesday for “misleading regulators” over transactions with Iran, Sudan...

    25. November 14, 2014

      European banks wake up to the pain of US-sized fines

      Bank fines worldwide broke all kinds of records this week, as $4.3bn in penalties were meted out by US, Swiss and UK...

    26. November 14, 2014

      CFTC calls for international help on derivatives oversight

      A top US markets regulator has called for his own agency to defer more oversight to overseas jurisdictions to prevent the...

    27. November 13, 2014

      US and Brussels target at least 12 banks over forex

      Six banks agreed a $4.3bn settlement with UK, US and Swiss regulators on Wednesday for allegedly attempting to manipulate...

    28. November 13, 2014

      Regulation: Banks count the risks and rewards

      Every week, roughly $1bn is sent out of the US by people helping to support their families in other countries – mostly in...

    29. November 13, 2014

      Penalise the banks but use the money well

      This week some British charities have an unexpected reason to smile. On Wednesday, European and American regulators imposed...

    30. November 12, 2014

      Cisco chief warns on Obama web plans

      Cisco warned on Wednesday that new internet rules proposed by the White House would badly damage investment in...

    31. November 12, 2014

      Trio of US banks fined $950m by national regulator

      The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has fined three US banks $950m for “unsafe and unsound” practices in forex...

    32. November 12, 2014

      An imperfect plan for fixing the next crisis

      After the spectacular chaos of the last time that regulators and governments scrambled to rescue banks in the US and Europe,...

    33. November 10, 2014

      Comment: Flawed US rules fragment swaps market

      Over the past several decades, regional and national markets for financial products have expanded into a truly global...

    34. November 6, 2014

      StanChart case has hatched cuckoos in the nest for New York banks

      It is always toe curling when a gauche foreigner louses things up for everyone else. An example would be this columnist –...

    35. November 6, 2014

      Europe attracted by US derivatives pull

      European derivatives trading has had a distinctly American flavour in recent months. Earnings reports from CME Group, the...

    36. November 4, 2014

      Comment: Sefs face new challenge

      The summer of 2010 marked the beginning of the most radical reform in the history of the US over-the-counter derivatives...

    37. November 3, 2014

      Banks’ liquidity lifeline stirs debate

      The failure of 11 large banks to pass the US living will process is raising fears that some regulators are trying to cut the...

    38. October 31, 2014

      The Diary: Martin Wolf

      I dedicated my latest book (The Shifts and the Shocks: What We’ve Learned – and Have Still to Learn – from the Financial...

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