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May 6, 2014
06:31 EDTSCGLY, DB, HSBC, BCSBanks sued over alleged gold price manipulation, NY Times reports
More than 20 plaintiffs have sued five banks for allegedly fixing the price of gold, according to The New York Times. The banks being sued are Barclays (BCS), Deutsche Bank (DB), HSBC (HBC), Societe Generale (SCGLY), and Scotiabank, the newspaper stated. Reference Link
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April 1, 2015
06:57 EDTHSBCJudge dismisses HSBC foreclosure paperwork lawsuit, Reuters says
A New York judge dismissed a 2013 lawsuit by NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman alleging that HSBC failed to file certain mortgage foreclosure paperwork, reports Reuters, citing a copy of the court decision. The judge said HSBC's paperwork errors were procedural, not substantive, and not illegal. An attorney general spokesperson said the office is still deciding whether to appeal. Reference Link
March 31, 2015
08:18 EDTHSBCBank monitor critical of HSBC reform efforts, Bloomberg says
HSBC has not fully complied with U.S. demands to revamp operations following allegations of money laundering and links to terrorist regimes, Bloomberg reported yesterday, citing sources familiar with a report from the bank's court-appointed monitor Michael Cherkasky. The report, which will be made public this week, alleges that the bank resolved a client alert then created supporting documentation after the matter was resolved. The bank also has inadequate controls for high-risk countries such as Oman and the Philippines, the report alleges. Reference Link
March 30, 2015
15:11 EDTHSBCHSBC monitor reports bank falls short of compliance timeline, Bloomberg says
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March 27, 2015
09:37 EDTBCS, DBGoldman Sachs overtakes JPMorgan in commodities rankings, Reuters says
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06:08 EDTBCSJiayuan.com engages financial advisor, legal counsel to evaluate proposal letter
Jiayuan.com (DATE) announced that the special committee of the company's board has retained Barclays Bank (BCS) as its financial advisor and Davis Polk & Wardwell as its legal counsel in connection with its review and evaluation of the non-binding proposal letter, dated March 3, from Vast Profit Holdings that proposes a "going-private" transaction involving the acquisition of all of the outstanding ordinary shares of the company not already owned by Vast Profit. Paul Hastings LLP is acting as the company's legal counsel. The board cautions the company's shareholders and others considering trading in the company's securities that no decisions have been made by the Special Committee with respect to the company's response to the proposal and there can be no assurance that any definitive offer will be made, that any agreement will be executed or that this or any other transaction will be approved or consummated.
March 26, 2015
07:26 EDTDBDeutsche Bank receives government support for restructuring, Bloomberg says
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March 25, 2015
18:16 EDTBCSSFX Entertainment CEO Sillerman engages Barclays Capital, Jefferies
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March 24, 2015
07:26 EDTHSBCMaxim Integrated targeting major banks with patent lawsuits, Reuters reports
Maxim Integrated is (MXIM) targeting several major banks alleging their smartphone banking apps infringe the company's patents, reports Reuters. The complaints were filed against M&T Bank (MTB), and the US affiliates of HSBC (HSBC) and Banco Santander (SAN). The patents cover various technologies that secure data, including encryption for mobile financial transactions. Reference Link
07:21 EDTDBDeutsche Bank weighs three options to improve profits, Bloomberg says
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06:08 EDTHSBCU.S. regulators say BNP, HSBC, RBS must rewrite living wills
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March 23, 2015
09:30 EDTHSBCHSBC raises exposure to Russia, Brazil, others, Reuters says
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March 22, 2015
18:14 EDTDBDeutsche Bank revamp to impact retail operations, Reuters says
The planned restructuring by Deutsche Bank will have the most impact on the bank's retail operations, says Reuters. According to sources, the bank's retail operations will "bear the brunt" of the revamp and will most likely be spun off in a stock market listing, added Reuters. Reference Link
17:51 EDTDBLawsky targets Deutsche Bank in Libor probe, FT says
According to people familiar with the matter, New York state's financial services regulator Benjamin Lawsky has joined other regulators investigating Deutsche Bank for manipulation of the Libor benchmark borrowing rate, says the Financial Times. Reference Link
March 20, 2015
07:17 EDTDBDeutsche Bank investors pushing for Postbank sale, Financial Times says
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March 18, 2015
07:27 EDTBCSFreeport seeks funding from Blackstone, Apollo, Reuters says
Freeport McMoRan (FCX) has hired Goldman Sachs (GS) and Barclays (BCS) to find private equity firms willing to finance certain of its energy projects and asset developments, reports Reuters, citing people familiar with the matter. Freeport is in talks with Blackstone (BX), Apollo (APO), and Warburg Pincus about a potential partnership. The sources say the firm may be seeking "several billion dollars," though discussions are in "very early" stages. Reference Link
07:20 EDTHSBC, BCSU.S. considers 'tearing up' non-prosecution deals with banks, Bloomberg says
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