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SEC to vote on rules for swap dealers on U.S. soil

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WASHINGTON The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was set to vote on Wednesday on rules that would govern swaps involving foreign dealers with trading desks on U.S. soil.

HSBC sued by families of victims in drug money laundering case

HSBC has been sued by the families of U.S. citizens murdered by drug gangs in Mexico, claiming the bank let cartels launder billions of dollars to operate their business.

Breakingviews 09 Feb 2016

Facebook's India stumble could embolden other regulators

SINGAPORE/MUMBAI India's decision to effectively ban Facebook's pared-back free Internet service is a major blow to the social network's plans, and may prompt other regulators to demand equal online access for their users.

Breakingviews, Tech, Facebook 09 Feb 2016

Monsanto to pay $80 million in SEC settlement over Roundup earnings

WASHINGTON Monsanto Co will pay $80 million to settle civil accounting violations after it allegedly misstated its earnings in connection with its top-selling Roundup product, U.S. securities regulators said on Tuesday.

Breakingviews 09 Feb 2016

HSBC money laundering report's release likely delayed: U.S. judge

NEW YORK A U.S. judge said Tuesday that he would likely delay the release of a report detailing how well HSBC Holdings Plc has complied with anti-money laundering requirements until a federal appeals court could weigh in.

Breakingviews 09 Feb 2016

EU investigating possible rigging of debt market: FT

BRUSSELS European Union antitrust regulators are investigating several banks for possible rigging of the $1.5 trillion government-sponsored bond market, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday.

Breakingviews, 09 Feb 2016

GFI shareholders may pursue lawsuit over aborted merger: judge

NEW YORK Shareholders of the former GFI Group Inc may pursue a lawsuit accusing two top executives of fraudulently causing them to sell their stock prematurely as part of a plan to take the firm's main brokerage unit private, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday.

Breakingviews 09 Feb 2016

U.S. Bank, Santander to pay penalties over mortgage practices

WASHINGTON The U.S. Comptroller's office said on Tuesday that U.S. Bank will pay a $10 million penalty and Santander a $3.4 million penalty to lift 2011 consent orders related to mortgage practices.

Breakingviews 09 Feb 2016

SEC probes former Salix CEO, CFO over investor disclosure: source

WASHINGTON U.S. securities regulators are investigating whether former top executives at Salix Pharmaceuticals misled investors in connection with the company's 2014 disclosure that its drug inventory levels were much higher than previously reported, according to a person familiar with the probe.

Breakingviews 09 Feb 2016

Fiat Chrysler's 500X SUV has excess emissions: German lobby group

BERLIN German environmental lobby group DUH stepped up its campaign against auto industry pollution on Tuesday, accusing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' 500X compact sport-utility vehicle of releasing excessive levels of toxic diesel emissions.

Breakingviews 09 Feb 2016

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