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BNP Paribas to pay $350 million to settle New York currency-rigging probe

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NEW YORK French bank BNP Paribas on Wednesday agreed to pay $350 million to New York’s banking watchdog to resolve a probe of misconduct in its foreign exchange business, which the regulator said enhanced the bank's profits at customers' expense.

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Judge gives RBS a week to end investor suit or face trial May 24 2017

LONDON A judge has given Royal Bank of Scotland and thousands of investors until June 1 to agree a deal that would avert a trial over the bank's 12 billion pound cash call in 2008. | Video

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Head of core MUFG unit to resign for health reasons May 24 2017

TOKYO Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc said Takashi Oyamada, chief executive of its core banking unit, would step down for health reasons, disrupting a well-planned succession plan at Japan's largest lender by assets.

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Morgan Stanley to curb veteran adviser recruiting May 23 2017

NEW YORK Morgan Stanley, the biggest U.S. brokerage by head count, told brokers Tuesday that it is standing down from the expensive recruitment wars, following similar steps taken earlier this month by competitor Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

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CEO of Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ to step down for health reasons: sources May 23 2017

TOKYO The head of the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU), the core business of Japan's biggest "megabank," has decided to step down for health reasons barely a year into the job, sources told Reuters on Tuesday.

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BHP hires Barclays to divest U.S. shale gas assets: sources May 23 2017

LONDON BHP has hired Barclays to divest its U.S. Fayetteville shale gas assets as the miner seeks to fend off an attack by activist funds, two sources close to the matter said on Tuesday.

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Trial over RBS 2008 cash call faces further delay amid settlement talks May 23 2017

LONDON A trial in which Royal Bank of Scotland is accused by investors of misleading them over its 2008 fundraising is set to be delayed for a second day, as frantic settlement talks between the claimants and the bank continued in London on Tuesday.

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U.S. Justice Dept., Citigroup settle probe into Banamex USA May 22 2017

NEW YORK The U.S. Department of Justice and Citigroup Inc said on Monday that they have settled a criminal investigation into violations of anti-money laundering rules and the Bank Secrecy Act at the bank's Banamex USA unit.

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Exclusive: Barclays to hire 100 staff in private banking push May 22 2017

LONDON Barclays will hire 100 new staff in its private bank as it launches its second attempt in the last seven years to win more business from wealthy clients, a source with direct knowledge of the plans told Reuters.

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Wells Fargo suffers slump in muni bond underwriting May 19 2017

CHICAGO/SAN FRANCISCO Wells Fargo & Co is paying a price in the U.S. municipal bond market for the bogus customer accounts scandal that hit the bank last year and led to bans by some cities and states, an analysis of Thomson Reuters data shows.

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