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  • NEW YORK, Aug 8- Arab Bank Plc goes on trial next week in New York over claims that it provided material support to the Palestinian group Hamas, in what one of the plaintiffs' lawyers said is the first terrorism financing case against a bank to go to trial in the United States.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 7- Tango, the mobile messaging company, is arranging a financing transaction that would value its business at around $1.5 billion, roughly one-third more than the valuation it received just five months ago, according to three people familiar with the situation.

  • Aug 7- Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc said it has recently received a civil subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice related to its nonprime auto loans. FIRREA, the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act, allows the Justice Department to sue over fraud affecting a federally insured financial institution.

  • Aug 5- Cerner Corp, a U.S. provider of healthcare information technology services, said it will buy the assets of Siemens AG's healthcare division for $1.3 billion. The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015 and will be financed with cash on hand, Cerner said.

  • Aug 5- Real estate financing company NorthStar Realty Finance Corp said it would buy Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II Inc for $3.35 billion to expand in the healthcare real estate sector.

  • BES bailout positive for bonds: Pro     Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 2:30 AM ET

    Benedict Nielsen, Benedict Nielsen, head of primary debt markets, EMEA and Asia ex-Japan at Nomura, says the bond market was "remarkably composed" after the bailout of troubled Portuguese lender Banco Espirito Santo.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 4- New York's top financial regulator said on Monday that Ocwen Financial Corp,, a company that collects home loan payments, may be funneling as much as $65 million in questionable fees to an affiliate, in a potential conflict of interest.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 4- The U.S. government is investigating General Motors Co's auto financing arm over subprime auto loans it made and securitized since 2007, the company disclosed on Monday. General Motors Financial Co Inc said it was served with a subpoena from the Department of Justice directing it to turn over documents related to underwriting criteria.

  • Allergan takes Ackman, Valeant battle to court Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 11:35 AM ET
    Bill Ackman and Michael Pearson

    Allergan sued Valeant Pharmaceuticals and Pershing Square Capital, alleging both acted inappropriately in their hostile $53 billion bid.

  • Junk bonds plunge as chase for yield evaporates Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 6:52 AM ET

    Ultra-low rates have spurred investors to chase yield in ever riskier corners of the bond market, but some are starting to pull out of the race.

  • *Iliad lines up deal financing with BNP, HSBC- sources. *Iliad bid $15 bln for 56.6 percent of T-Mobile US at $33/ share. PARIS, Aug 1- French telecoms company Iliad has lined up financing for its $15 billion bid for 56.6 percent of T-Mobile US from BNP Paribas and HSBC, three people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

  • NEW YORK, July 31- Banks gave Puerto Rico's electric power authority a two-week extension on $671 million in revolving loan facilities on Thursday as the troubled authority negotiates with creditors over its vital near-term cash needs. Of that, $146 million was due to Citigroup Inc on Thursday.

  • MOSCOW, July 30- Russia's second largest natural gas producer Novatek said on Wednesday it was assessing the impact of U.S. sanctions on the financing of joint investment projects. The company repeated that its key projects would go ahead despite sanctions imposed by Washington over Moscow's actions in Ukraine.

  • As scrutiny mounts, mortgage servicers push into lending Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 8:46 AM ET

    July 30- Mortgage servicers in the United States are evolving into the next big lenders, sidestepping regulatory scrutiny to win business in a gap left by the retreat of big banks from the home-loan market.

  • NEW YORK, July 29- Ally Financial Inc reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday as auto lending jumped 11 percent to the second-highest level in the company's history. The former financing arm of General Motors Co said it had earned $323 million, or 54 cents per share, in the second quarter.

  • NEW YORK, July 25- A former middle manager at Citigroup's Banamex unit in Mexico denied he was involved in abetting a corporate loan fraud involving oil pipeline maintenance company Oceanografia.

  • Why China hasn’t seen more defaults Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 7:08 PM ET

    Despite dire predictions that China faced a slew of defaults, few mainland borrowers have welshed amid various stripes of government intervention.

  • MEXICO CITY/ NEW YORK, July 21- Preliminary findings of a probe by Citigroup's Mexican unit, Banamex, into how it lost more than $500 million in a corporate loan fraud differ markedly from the results of a separate investigation by the Mexican banking regulator.

  • NEW YORK, July 18- Citigroup Inc has about $280 million in loans tied to commodities in two Chinese ports which are at the center of a probe into possible fraud, a senior executive said on Friday, becoming the first U.S. bank to disclose its potential exposure.

  • The eruption of conflict earlier this year over Ukraine's borders and subsequent economic sanctions against Russia has caused a sharp drop-off in corporate debt issuance from Eastern Europe, including Russia, and massive capital flight from that country.