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July 1, 2014
06:28 EDTBNPQYFINMA closes proceedings against BNP Paribas
The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority conducted enforcement proceedings against BNP Paribas. The proceedings focused on the bank's compliance with US sanctions, especially those issued against Sudan. FINMA has concluded that in particular between 2002 and 2007 the bank persistently and seriously violated its duty to identify, limit and monitor the inherent risks, subsequently breaching supervisory provisions. FINMA has ordered additional capital requirements for operational risks and banned the bank from conducting business with companies and persons subject to EU and US sanctions. The US authorities conducted an investigation against the BNP Paribas regarding the violation of US sanctions against Cuba, Iran and Sudan. FINMA also examined whether the Swiss company, the BNP Paribas had breached Swiss supervisory law in this regard. During the probe, FINMA examined how BNP Suisse identified, limited and monitored the risks emanating from its cross-border trading business from 2002 to 2011. Business developments with business partners in countries sanctioned by the US, the bank's business and monitoring policy since 2002 and compliance with internal rules and regulations were also examined. The probe conducted by FINMA revealed that, particularly in the case of Sudan, the bank had ignored and violated US sanctions up to 2011, particularly during the period from 2002 and 2007. Reference Link
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November 30, 2015
06:06 EDTBNPQYRBS to sell Russian banking assets to Expobank, Bloomberg reports
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November 24, 2015
06:02 EDTBNPQYBNP Paribas among companies interested in GE unit, Reuters reports
BNP Paribas (BNPQY), La Banque Postale and CM-CIC are said to be interested in buying the European factoring division of General Electric (GE), Reuters reports, citing a report from Les Echos. According to Les Echos, firms offers for the unit, which could value the business at EUR700M-EUR1B, are expected today. BNP Paribas is said to be interested in the business in France and Germany, the report says. Reference Link
November 20, 2015
05:51 EDTBNPQYBNP Paribas to pay $59.8M in Swiss bank settlement, Bloomberg reports
BNP Paribas has agreed to pay $59.8M and revealed Swiss banking secrets in detail to avoid U.S. prosecution, reports Bloomberg. Some of the secrets include assets restructured into Liechtenstein-linked insurance policies, and a banker who agreed to communicate with one U.S. client by faxes or calls to a prepaid mobile phone. KBL and Bank CIC have also joined the program, paying $18.8M and $3.3M respectively. Reference Link
05:46 EDTBNPQYBNP Paribas dedicates EUR 15B in financing for renewable energy
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