Nov 1 JPMorgan Chase & Co, the biggest
U.S. bank by assets, disclosed on Friday that the U.S.
Department of Justice and agencies from other jurisdictions are
investigating hiring practices in Hong Kong that were already
being probed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
The company also said that it is being questioned about its
currency trading by various authorities, which are in the early
stages of their investigations.
Other big banks have made similar disclosures recently about
probes of possible manipulation of foreign exchange rates.
The company made the statements in a quarterly filing with
the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.