European stocks fell for a second day as investors awaited the conclusion of the Federal Reserve’s policy meeting for indications on stimulus measures. U.S. futures were little changed while Asian shares climbed.
Hong Kong’s central bank extended its investigation of possible misconduct in setting the city’s benchmark interest rates to HSBC Holdings Plc and other lenders after crackdowns by the U.S., U.K., Japan and Singapore.
FIFA logged seven transfer payments this year to second-tier Uruguayan soccer clubs for Brazilian players who never appeared for them, as the soccer ruling body studies whether to ban the tax-avoiding arrangements that date back to the 1990s.
The probe of Libor manipulation is proving to be the tip of the iceberg as inquiries into assets from derivatives to foreign exchange show that if there’s a chance to rig benchmark rates in world markets, someone is usually willing to try.