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  • U.S. Said Readying to Levy Fines in FX Case as Soon as This Year

    The U.S. Department of Justice is preparing to impose the first fines and bring charges in the global investigation into the manipulation of foreign-exchange rates as soon as this year, a person with knowledge of the matter said.

  • Currency Probe Widens as U.S. Said to Target Markups

    U.S. prosecutors are broadening their investigation of the foreign-exchange industry as they question salespeople at the world’s biggest banks on their practices, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.

  • Bank Conflicts, HFT Scrutiny, EU Bankruptcy: Compliance

    The U.K. markets regulator plans to scrutinize the conflicts of interest banks face when they use derivatives after fining Barclays Plc for manipulating the price of gold to avoid a payout to a client.

  • Ex-Deutsche Bank Trader Said to Face $17 Million Fine

    Britain’s markets regulator is seeking to fine former Deutsche Bank AG trader Christian Bittar about 10 million pounds ($17 million) for trying to rig benchmark interest rates, its largest ever penalty against an individual, said a person with knowledge of the situation.

  • U.K. Listing Authority to Publish New Entry Rules in July

    The U.K. Listing Authority will publish new rules in July for companies seeking a share offering or that already list securities in the country, Financial Services Authority spokesman Chris Hamilton said.

  • FCA Said to Observe Banks’ London Gold-Fixing Calls

    Regulators are stepping up their scrutiny of how gold prices are set, with officials from Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority visiting Societe Generale SA to observe the so-called London fixing process, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

  • U.K. Treasury to Probe Enforcement by Finance Regulators

    The U.K. Treasury is reviewing whether the country’s two finance regulators are doing enough to hold wrongdoers to account.

  • Secret Currency Traders’ Club Devised Biggest Market’s Rates

    It’s 20 minutes before 4 p.m. in London and currency traders’ screens are blinking red and green. Some dealers have as many as 50 chat rooms crowded onto four monitors arrayed in front of them like shields. Messages from salespeople and clients appear, get pushed up by new ones and vanish from view. Orders are barked through squawk boxes.

  • Russia’s New York Stocks in Peril as Kremlin Makes Plea

    When Russia’s first deputy prime minister urged companies to delist from overseas stock markets two days ago, he made a reference to concerns about the country’s “economic security.”

  • Co-Op Investor Group Asks FCA for Consumer Financial Advice

    A group of Co-Operative Bank Plc bondholders called on the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority to ensure individual investors get independent financial advice on how to respond to the bank’s plans to plug its capital deficit.

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