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  • Citi tells court its Argentina banking license at risk Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 12:27 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Aug 19- Citigroup has told the U.S. appeals court overseeing the dispute between Argentina and hedge funds refusing to accept terms of the country's debt restructuring that its Argentine banking license may be at risk as a result of the standoff. Citi expects to receive about $5 million from Argentina ahead of its next coupon payment deadline of Sept. 30.

  • In June 2013, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi agreed to pay $250 million to New York State for deleting information from $100 billion in wire transfers that authorities could have used to police transactions with Iran and other sanctioned countries.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 15- Large global banks are facing increased pressure from U.S. regulators to clamp down on casino money-laundering as the government pushes the industry to police not only its own transactions but customers' as well.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 13- Banks need to urgently change a provision in derivatives contracts that prevents them from smoothly winding down their business if they start failing during a crisis, a top U.S. regulator told Reuters on Wednesday.

  • PARIS, Aug 12- Belgian power grid operator Elia, State Grid Corporation of China, Italian grid operator Terna and Canadian pension fund PSP Investments have been shortlisted to bid for a 66 percent stake in Greek grid operator ADMIE, a source familiar with the bidding process told Reuters.

  • *UK, EU regulators seek curbs on commission system. LONDON, Aug 10- Regulatory pressure to undo the traditional way brokers sell research alongside share dealing is alarming traders in Europe, who fear a further drop in business and more cost-cutting in an already tough environment.

  • Aug 7- U.S. banking regulators have ordered Deutsche Bank AG to improve its compliance systems and risk controls, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • HONG KONG, Aug 7- Banks are being penalised too harshly for lapses in anti-money laundering efforts, Standard Chartered Plc's head of Asia operations said- the second senior bank executive this week to voice frustration over what many in the industry see as overzealous regulation. Standard Chartered later distanced itself from his comments.

  • BEIJING, Aug 7- China's recent probes into Microsoft Corp and car companies including Audi and Chrysler have rekindled concerns that Beijing may be using an anti-monopoly law to support domestic firms at the expense of foreign companies.

  • HONG KONG, Aug 7- Banks are being penalized too harshly for lapses in anti-money laundering efforts, Standard Chartered Plc's head of Asia operations said- the second senior bank executive this week to voice frustration over what many in the industry see as overzealous regulation.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 5- U.S. regulators on Tuesday told banks to come up with better living wills, inching a step closer to taking action if these plans to avoid taxpayer bailouts during a future crisis were still deficient next year.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 5- U.S. regulators on Tuesday told banks to come up with better plans to avoid taxpayer bailouts during a future crisis, inching a step closer to taking action if they still found the so-called living wills deficient next year.

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 5- Deutsche Bank named U.S.-Swiss lawyer Nadine Faruque to lead a reform of its regulatory compliance practices, as it battles to cut a long and expensive list of investigations and potential settlements that have dogged it since the financial crisis.

  • *HSBC set to benefit from higher interest rates. LONDON, Aug 4- Europe's largest bank HSBC warned that regulators' zeal to punish wrongdoing was putting its staff off taking reasonable business risks, as it reported a 12 percent drop in first-half profit.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1230 GMT / 8.30 AM ET Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 8:56 AM ET

    LONDON- Europe's largest bank HSBC warns that regulators' zeal to punish wrongdoing is putting its staff off taking reasonable business risks, as it reports a 12 percent drop in first-half profit. Portugal in $6.6 bln rescue of Banco Espirito Santo.

  • *HSBC set to benefit from higher interest rates. LONDON, Aug 4- Europe's largest bank HSBC warned that regulators' zeal to punish wrongdoing was putting its staff off taking reasonable business risks, as it reported a 12 percent drop in first-half profit.

  • Treasury takes a big step to fight dirty money Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 2:07 PM ET

    Treasury is proposing a new regulation to make the financial system more transparent, says Undersecretary David Cohen.

  • The broker, Michael Horowitz of Los Angeles, also admitted to wrongdoing as part of the settlement, the SEC said. Horowitz, the SEC said, recruited people to help him steal personal health information from hospice and nursing home patients so he could designate them as annuitants and sell the products to wealthy investors.

  • 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.

  • FRANKFURT/ ZURICH, July 29- Germany's Deutsche Bank and Switzerland's UBS said they were caught up in an inquiry by U.S. regulators, who are looking into whether broker-run stock exchanges gave an unfair advantage to high-frequency traders.