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  • U.S. banks JPMorgan and Citigroup and Britain's Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland are expected to plead guilty to criminal charges with the U.S. Department of Justice related to forex manipulation, people familiar with the matter said. JPMorgan and Citigroup would be the first major U.S. banks to plead guilty to criminal charges in decades.

  • DOJ to announce currency manipulation settlement Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 6:24 PM ET
    U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

    Some major bank holding companies are expected to plead guilty to currency manipulation charges and could pay billions in fees.

  • The banks being investigated are BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Barclays, JP Morgan, Investec, Standard Bank and Standard Chartered, the Competition Commission said on Tuesday. While similar foreign exchange price-fixing probes are underway in Europe, Asia and the United States, this is the first time regulators have investigated banks' trading in the South African...

  • WASHINGTON— The U.S. housing market has given a sudden jolt to what appeared to be a slumping economy. Builders broke ground on homes last month at the fastest pace in more than seven years. "If you're willing to buy a house, that speaks volumes about your confidence, job prospects and economic fortunes going forward," said Michael Dolega, a senior economist at TD Bank.

  • LONDON, May 19- The euro dived back below $1.12 on Tuesday after European Central Bank officials said the bank could take further action to quash euro zone bond yields and boost inflation, potentially flooding the market with yet more euros. Fellow ECB governing council member Christian Noyer said the bank was ready to take further action to meet its inflation...

  • *Less gloom on Europe soured bullish dollar, bond bets. NEW YORK, May 19- The dollar's four-week decline and a slump in bond prices has upset some assumptions about where global financial markets are heading, but haven't deterred most investors from staying faithful to their bets. "What we have really seen this month is a correction as opposed to a turn," said Mark...

  • *Dollar holds firm in wake of rise in U.S. bond yields. *Euro dented by persistent worries over Greece's debt. SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, May 19- The dollar held firm on Tuesday in the wake of a rise in U.S. bond yields and as the euro came under renewed pressure on persistent worries that Greece may miss debt repayments next month.

  • Oil ends lower on firmer dollar, bearish outlook Monday, 18 May 2015 | 2:30 PM ET
    Oil

    WTI settled down as a rallying dollar weighed on the commodities complex amid a bearish price outlook by Goldman Sachs.

  • Greek bond yields soar due to default concern Monday, 18 May 2015 | 10:04 AM ET
    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras delivers a speech during the Economist Conference on "Europe: The comeback, Greece: How resilient?" in Athens May 15, 2015.

    Investors have been dumping Greek bonds amidst concerns that the country will not make a payment to the IMF due on June 5.

  • LONDON, May 18- Copper slipped as the dollar rose on Monday, though losses were limited by signs of potentially stronger demand and expectations of further policy easing by top consumer China. China, meanwhile, is being watched closely for stimulus measures in addition to the central bank's recent interest rate cut and reduction in the amount banks must hold as...

  • FOREX-Dollar pushes higher, eyes on inflation data Monday, 18 May 2015 | 4:03 AM ET

    LONDON, May 18- The dollar clawed its way higher on Monday, recovering from almost four-month lows reached late last week on another surprisingly bad round of U.S. economic data. "We're happy because we sold euros on Friday and we think this move may continue," said Adam Myers, Head of European FX strategy at Credit Agricole in London. "Short term, I think we go to $1.1350...

  • *Prices up despite Iran saying OPEC output cuts unlikely. SINGAPORE, May 18- Oil prices edged up on Monday following fighting in Iraq and Yemen, but Iranian comments that OPEC was unlikely to cut output as well as signs of strengthening U.S. production capped gains. Prices were supported by concerns that conflict in Iraq and Yemen could disrupt supplies after...

  • TOKYO, May 18- The dollar clawed its way higher but remained not far from a three-month low against the euro in Asian trade on Monday after downbeat U.S. economic data raised bets that the Federal Reserve will wait longer to raise interest rates. The euro was buying $1.1436, down about 0.1 percent on the day but not far from its Friday peak of $1.1468, as investors and...

  • WASHINGTON, May 15- U.S. industrial production unexpectedly fell for a fifth straight month in April due in part to a further decline in oil and gas drilling, suggesting that the economy is growing at only a modest pace in the second quarter. The economy's struggle to pick up steam after a dismal first quarter was underscored by other data on Friday showing a drop in...

  • Weaker commodity stocks push FTSE lower at the close Friday, 15 May 2015 | 11:55 AM ET

    *Blue-chip FTSE 100 index ends 0.2 pct lower. LONDON, May 15- Britain's top share index slipped on Friday, with energy and mining sectors falling the most on U.S. economic growth concerns and after prices of key commodities dropped. Shares in Anglo American, Glencore and Fresnillo were down 1.2 to 1.8 percent.

  • BofA opens private fund-raising arm for start-ups Friday, 15 May 2015 | 5:58 AM ET
    A Bank of America sign is displayed at the entrance of a branch in New York.

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch has set up a group to help companies raise money through private fund-raising, the NYT reports.

  • In an unprecedented move, the parent companies or main banking units of JPMorgan Chase& Co, Citigroup Inc, Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, Barclays Plc and UBS Group AG are likely to plead guilty to rigging foreign exchange rates to benefit their transactions. The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday night that the U.S. Justice Department voided a 2012...

  • In an unprecedented move, the parent companies or main banking units of JPMorgan Chase& Co, Citigroup Inc, Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, Barclays Plc and UBS Group AG are likely to plead guilty to rigging foreign exchange rates to benefit their transactions. However, the practice has become controversial in the past year, particularly at the SEC, where...

  • 5 banks expected to plead guilty to felony charges Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 5:47 AM ET

    Five of the world's biggest banks will plead guilty to an array of antitrust and fraud charges as soon as next week, the New York Times reports.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, May 14- Major banks wary of heavy U.S. penalties will be reluctant to restore ties with Iran even if sanctions are lifted in a possible nuclear deal, bank executives and advisers say, likely denting Iran's ambition to attract foreign investment to revive its crippled economy. After years of being frozen out of the global banking system and...