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February 27, 2014
08:10 EDTUBS, IAPLY, BCS, RBSU.K.'s FCA taking action against third trader in Libor probe, FT reports
In the U.K., the Financial Conduct Authority's probe of individuals suspected of manipulating the Libor benchmark rate accelerated after it published its third notice of intended action against a trader linked to the investigation, reports the Financial Times. The warning notice alleges that the unidentified trader colluded with a trader at another bank. Barclays (BCS), UBS (UBS), Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Rabobank and ICAP (IAPLY) have already paid fines to settle with the FCA.Reference Link
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May 20, 2015
10:00 EDTUBSOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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07:01 EDTUBSUBS ordered to buy back bond funds from investor, Reuters reports
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05:45 EDTUBSUBS upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
05:21 EDTUBSUBS enters resolutions with DOJ, Federal Reserve, CT DOB
UBS announced that it has approved entering into resolutions with the US Department of Justice, or DOJ, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Connecticut Department of Banking, or CT DOB, in their investigations of the global foreign exchange, or FX, markets. This follows the firm's resolutions last November with the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority, UK Financial Conduct Authority and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The bank continues to cooperate with ongoing investigations by other authorities in this industry-wide matter, which include investigations of individuals. As a result of the resolutions, UBS has not been criminally charged for FX conduct. The DOJ will also not file any charges concerning its investigations into the firm's V10 FX-related structured products and its precious metals business. In resolving the FX matter with the DOJ, UBS received conditional immunity from prosecution for EUR/USD collusion from the Antitrust Division, which will also not prosecute UBS for any other FX conduct. This immunity reflects UBS's role as the firm that first reported potential misconduct to the DOJ, and the full cooperation provided to the DOJ and other authorities throughout the world. The DOJ used its sole discretion to terminate its 2012 Non-Prosecution Agreement with UBS related to LIBOR. As a consequence, UBS AG has agreed to plead guilty to one count of wire fraud for conduct in the LIBOR matter, pay a $203M fine and accept a three-year term of probation. This guilty plea for LIBOR by UBS AG relates to the same conduct that was the basis of the plea by the firm's Japanese subsidiary when the firm resolved its LIBOR issues in 2012. The Fed and the CT DOB jointly issued a cease and desist order finding that UBS engaged in unsafe and unsound business practices relating to its FX business. UBS will pay a penalty of $342M to the Fed and has agreed to undertake a series of remedial measures. The firm is fully provisioned for these resolutions. As a consequence, they will have no financial impact on Q2 results.
May 19, 2015
15:42 EDTBCS, RBS, UBSBanks' settlement over forex rigging to be announced tomorrow, CNBC says
Several banks are said to plan to plead guilty and pay "billions" in fines in a settlement over their roles in foreign exchange manipulation that is expected to be announced Wednesday, according to CNBC's Kate Kelly. Prior media reports have listed Barclays (BCS), Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), UBS (UBS), JPMorgan (JPM) and Citigroup (C) as having been in talks with U.K. and U.S. authorities for their roles in foreign currency rigging.
May 18, 2015
08:31 EDTUBSUBS, NYSE Bonds announce strategic relationship
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07:12 EDTUBS, BCS, RBSBarclays expected to face over GBP250M in fines for rigging, Telegraph says
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06:15 EDTBCSCiti divests 16% stake in Grupo Aeromexico, Reuters reports
Citigroup (C) has sold its 16% stake in Grupo Aeromexico, the Mexican airline says, Reuters reports. According to the airline, Barclays Capital (BCS) acquired about 8% of shares through a financial operation with Delta (DAL). Reference Link
May 17, 2015
17:06 EDTRBSNomura, RBS ordered to pay $806M to Fannie, Freddie, Reuters says
U.S. District Judge Denise Cote has ordered Nomura (NMR) and RBS (RBS) to pay a total of $806M for allegedly misleading Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac (FMCC), Reuters reported Friday, citing court proceedings and a person familiar with the matter. Reuters notes that Fannie is set to receive $26.6M from the ruling, while Freddie will receive $779.4M. Reference Link
May 15, 2015
07:50 EDTBCS, UBS, RBSDOJ tearing up prior UBS rigging settlement after new violations, WSJ reports
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May 14, 2015
07:37 EDTUBSUBS ordered to pay $200,000 to PR bond fund investor, Reuters reports
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06:49 EDTUBS, BCS, RBSBanks to pay several billion over alleged currency violations, NY Times says
Barclays (BCS), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Citigroup (C) and the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) are expected to agree to pay a combined "several billion dollars" as part of a settlement with the U.S. over alleged foreign exchange rigging, according to The New York Times, which cited unnamed sources. The banks are also expected to plead guilty to criminal antitrust violations, but it is not anticipated that their operations will be significantly affected as a result of those pleas, the newspaper stated. Meanwhile, UBS (UBS) will pay a fine of up to $500M related to alleged "foreign currency misconduct," the newspaper stated. Reference Link
May 13, 2015
08:27 EDTUBSDOJ may scrap non-prosecution agreement with UBS over rigging, FT says
UBS had agreed in 2012 to a non-prosecution agreement with the Department of Justice to resolve allegations it rigged the benchmark rate and that deal was recently extended for an additional year to the end of 2015, but the DOJ is threatening the NPA as it pursue a new investigation of foreign exchange manipulation, said Financial Times. Reference Link
May 12, 2015
19:52 EDTRBSNomura, RBS could pay $805M in mortgage ruling, Reuters says
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07:48 EDTBCSStandard & Poor's to hold a summit
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May 11, 2015
15:53 EDTRBSJudge says Nomura misled Freddie, Fannie, HousingWire says
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09:58 EDTBCS, RBS, UBSBarclays expected to pay GBP2B to settle forex rigging charges, FT says
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May 10, 2015
20:03 EDTUBSCiti, JPMorgan, UBS consider exiting U.K., Financial Times says
Citi (C), JPMorgan (JPM), and UBS (UBS) are considering exiting their London operations due to the U.K.'s bank levy, reports the Financial Times, citing people familiar with the matter. There is particular focus among the banks to reduce repurchase agreements, said three senior industry figures. The Financial Times notes that the recent Conservative win could see political maneuvers to reduce or renegotiate the levy, potentially persuading the banks to stay. Reference Link
16:54 EDTUBSUBS expands U.S. investment banking operations, WSJ says
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14:56 EDTRBSBritain to wind down RBS stake later this year, Reuters says
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