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  • SAO PAULO, July 3- Swiss lender UBS AG made a whistleblower deal with Brazilian authorities investigating the suspected rigging of Brazil's currency market and will receive no punishment in the case, a local newspaper reported on Friday. Foreign exchange trading in Brazil is estimated at about $3 trillion a year, excluding swaps and derivative transactions.

  • Foreign exchange trading in Brazil is estimated at about $3 trillion a year, excluding swaps and derivative transactions. The banks named in the Cade probe are Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Barclays Plc, Citigroup Inc, Credit Suisse Group AG, Deutsche Bank AG, HSBC Holdings Plc, JPMorgan Chase& Co, Morgan Stanley& Co, Nomura Holdings Inc,...

  • SAO PAULO, July 2- Brazil antitrust watchdog Cade opened on Thursday an investigation over alleged currency rigging by a group of 15 global banks, the first of its kind in one of the world's busiest foreign exchange markets. In a statement, Cade said the banks colluded to influence benchmark currency rates in Brazil by aligning positions and pushing...

  • TOKYO, June 30- General Electric Co said it would sell its European private equity financing business to a unit of Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp for about $2.2 billion as the U.S. conglomerate sheds financial assets amid a restructuring. This makes the deal attractive to the core banking unit of Japan's third largest bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial...

  • TOKYO, June 30- General Electric Co is close to selling its European private equity financing unit to Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp for more than $2 billion, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said, as the U.S. industrial conglomerate sheds its financial assets amid a restructuring. This makes the deal attractive to the core banking unit of...

  • UPDATE 1-Banks' forex lawsuit settlements near $2 bln-WSJ Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 11:58 AM ET

    HSBC Holdings Plc, Barclays Plc, BNP Paribas SA and Goldman Sachs Group Inc have recently signed agreements to settle the case, the Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. HSBC has agreed to pay $285 million and Barclays $375 million, the Journal reported. Other defendants include Citigroup Inc, Credit Suisse Group AG, Deutsche Bank AG, Morgan...

  • Barclays to refocus U.S. mortgage trading Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 11:29 AM ET

    NEW YORK, June 17- Barclays Plc will no longer make markets for mortgage-backed bonds issued prior to the financial crisis as they have become less profitable under tighter British regulations on these securities, a bank spokesman said on Wednesday. Barclays will reallocate resources to other areas of its U.S. mortgage business with no traders expected to...

  • Banks' forex lawsuit settlements near $2 bln-WSJ Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 9:07 AM ET

    HSBC Holdings Plc, Barclays Plc, BNP Paribas SA and Goldman Sachs Group Inc have recently signed agreements to settle the case, the Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. HSBC has agreed to pay $285 million and Barclays $375 million, the Journal said. HSBC, Barclays, BNP Paribas and Goldman Sachs could not be immediately reached for comment.

  • Europe closes slightly higher; Greece in focus Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

    European equities closed slightly higher on Thursday, as the IMF dashed hopes that a deal between Greece and its bailout supervisors was near.

  • RBS share sale: What's hiding in the woodshed? Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 6:10 AM ET
    RBS

    The UK government will put its Royal Bank of Scotland shares on the block over the next few years – but will investors want to buy into the stock?

  • The worst of China's slowdown may be over Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 3:12 AM ET

    A slew of China data offered some indication the worst of the mainland's economic slowdown may be over, although the recovery may disappoint.

  • George Osborne ready to sell off RBS at a loss Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    George Osborne aims to start selling the state's £32 billion stake in Royal Bank of Scotland at a loss.

  • European stocks close higher on Greece hopes Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Greece debt Euro

    European equities closed higher on Wednesday, ending a six-day downward trend, on hopes of further assistance for Greece.

  • Is the UK planning a surplus ‘straitjacket’? Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 4:44 AM ET

    The UK government is expected to commit to running a budget surplus in normal economic conditions, a move which has already come under attack.

  • S&P lowers ratings of Barclays, Deutsche and RBS Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 2:03 AM ET
    Canary Wharf, London

    Ratings agency Standard & Poor's downgraded several U.K. and German banks, including Deutsche Bank and Barclays.

  • NEW YORK, June 3- The U.S. dollar hit its lowest against the euro in over two weeks on Wednesday after the European Central Bank kept monetary policy steady despite recent market volatility and Bund yields extended their rise. The ECB sees no reason to adjust its monetary policy stance in response to a recent rise in bond yields in Europe, ECB President Mario Draghi...

  • Wary of 'dangerous cocktail,' markets watch data Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    With an eye on the dollar and rates, traders are watching pending home sales and weekly jobless claims data Thursday.

  • Wary of 'dangerous cocktail,' markets watch data Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 5:58 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    With an eye on the dollar and rates, traders are watching pending home sales and weekly jobless claims data Thursday.

  • Dollar regains footing, rises after CPI data Friday, 22 May 2015 | 3:40 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar turned higher on Friday, spurred off its early losses by a U.S. inflation report uptick.

  • *Bank of Japan keeps policy unchanged, as expected. NEW YORK, May 22- The U.S. dollar turned higher on Friday, spurred off early losses after a U.S. inflation report that indicated underlying pressures are building bolstered the case for the U.S. "Stronger inflation, along with stronger growth data, is something that the Fed certainly wants to see," said Brian...