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Credit Suisse reins in bankers after torrid year

Nov 04 2021

FRANKFURT/ZURICH (Reuters) -Credit Suisse will rein in its investment bankers and plough money into looking after the fortunes of the world's rich as it tries to curb a freewheeling culture that has cost it billions in a string of scandals.

Credit Suisse to tighten the reins after string of scandals

Nov 03 2021

ZURICH/FRANKFURT Credit Suisse will unveil a new centralised structure on Thursday in an attempt to bring its far-flung divisions to heel and draw a line under a string of scandals that have cost the Swiss bank billions of dollars, two sources said.

'Just give us our money': Taliban push to unlock Afghan billions abroad

Oct 29 2021

FRANKFURT Afghanistan's Taliban government is pressing for the release of billions of dollars of central bank reserves as the drought-stricken nation faces a cash crunch, mass starvation and a new migration crisis.

RPT-Spies and lies: regulators round on Credit Suisse

Oct 21 2021

ZURICH/FRANKFURT, Oct 20 Credit Suisse misled authorities over spying on its staff and lied to investors about a corrupt loan to Mozambique, regulators said, painting a bleak picture of the cultural decay at the global bank.

Spies and lies: regulators round on Credit Suisse

Oct 20 2021

ZURICH/FRANKFURT Credit Suisse misled authorities over spying on its staff and lied to investors about a corrupt loan to Mozambique, regulators said, painting a bleak picture of the cultural decay at the global bank.

Exclusive-Cash airlifts planned to bypass Taliban and help Afghans -sources

Oct 07 2021

BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT/WASHINGTON As desperate Afghans resort to selling their belongings to buy food, international officials are preparing to fly in cash for the needy while avoiding financing the Taliban government, according to people familiar with the confidential plans.

Exclusive-Cash airlifts planned to bypass Taliban and help Afghans - sources

Oct 07 2021

BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT/WASHINGTON As desperate Afghans resort to selling their belongings to buy food, international officials are preparing to fly in cash for the needy while avoiding financing the Taliban government, according to people familiar with the confidential plans.

Exclusive-Afghan central bank drained dollar stockpile before Kabul fell - document

Oct 01 2021

FRANKFURT/MUMBAI The Afghan central bank ran down most of its U.S. dollar cash reserves in the weeks before the Taliban took control of the country, according to an assessment prepared for Afghanistan's international donors, exacerbating the current economic crisis.

Running out of dollars, Afghan banks ask Taliban for more cash

Sep 15 2021

FRANKFURT/MUMBAI Afghanistan's banks are running out of dollars, and may have to close their doors to customers unless the Taliban government releases funds soon, three people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

German finance ministry raided in money laundering probe

Sep 09 2021

BERLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) -German prosecutors raided the finance and justice ministries on Thursday as part of an investigation into the government’s anti-money laundering agency, putting a spotlight on Germany's failings in tackling financial crime.

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