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Citigroup managing director found dead, another banker ‘suicide’

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Citigroup managing director Shawn D. Miller was found dead in the bathtub of his New York City apartment, following what police suspect was a suicide in a year marked by suspicious banker deaths. Miller, 42, was the global head of environmental and social risk management at New York-based Citigroup, America’s …

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Citigroup braces for global recession, calls for QE in China

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China has bungled its attempt to slow the economy gently and is sliding into “imminent recession”, threatening to take the world with it over coming months, Citigroup has warned. Willem Buiter, the bank’s chief economist, said the country needs a major blast of fiscal spending financed by outright “helicopter” money …

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Citibank ordered to pay $700m over illegal credit card practices

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Citigroup Inc’s consumer bank has been ordered to pay $700 million (£450 million) in relief to borrowers for illegal credit card practices, the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said. The CFPB, set up under the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act aimed at reforming Wall Street, has been cracking down in recent years on …

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Links between Citigroup and government exposed

Wall Street

Citigroup is a very large bank that has amassed a huge amount of political power. Its current and former executives consistently push laws and regulations in the direction of allowing Citi and other megabanks to take on more risk, particularly in the form of complex highly leveraged bets. Taking these …

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Ex-UBS & Citigroup trader jailed 14yrs for Libor manipulation

Tom Hayes Libor manipulation interest rate

A former UBS and Citigroup yen derivatives trader, Tom Hayes, has been sentenced to 14 years in jail after becoming the first person to be convicted by a jury of rigging the Libor interest rate. In a landmark case, 35yo Hayes was convicted of eight counts of conspiracy to defraud. Sentencing him at London’s Southwark crown court, Mr Justice …

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10 giant corporations that don’t pay taxes

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In recent years, giant corporations have started a trend when it comes to paying taxes: the greater the profit, the lower the taxes they pay. Dissatisfaction has come from citizens, but also from public figures like senator Bernie Sanders and public advocacy group Citizens for Tax Justice. The nonprofit group …

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How 37 banks became 4

4 banks to 1

If you were wondering how banks got “too big to fail,” here’s a good place to start. This chart shows us how, over the last couple of decades, 37 banks have became just 4 mega-banks. These same 4 mega-banks have, thus far, been immune to the consequences of any and all of …

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Three arrested in UK over Libor rate fixing scandal

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The UK anti-fraud agency has arrested three men in connection with the Libor interest rate manipulation scandal that broke earlier this year. According to Britain’s Serious Fraud Office, the three British men are aged 33, 41 and 47 and are all currently living in the United Kingdom. They have been …

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How your bank account could disappear

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On the same morning we hear that ¼ of Wall Street executives think that fraud is a necessary part of “doing business” in the financial sector, we hear of a second “MF Global”. The U.S.’s so-called regulators are now reporting that somewhere around $220 million in customer funds is “missing” at a financial institution known as …

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Anonymous strikes Wall Street CEOs, leaks personal information

Money is the root of all politics

Declaring “the guilty must pay,” Anonymous has released 4.6 gigabytes of data detailing the personal information of Wall Street CEOs and other high level Wall Street executives. Links to the data began appearing via Twitter on March 2. AnonymousIRC, a popular Twitter account associated with the international hacktivist collective known as Anonymous, tweeted the following: …

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JPMorgan faces money laundering probe

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JPMorgan Chase & Co’s compliance with U.S. anti-money laundering laws is being reviewed by a banking regulator, a source said, making the largest U.S. bank the latest target of a wide investigation of how banks prevent transactions involving drug money and sanctioned countries. The Office of the Comptroller of the …

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Bankers plan secret London meeting to ‘end cash’

War on cash fire

Economist Martin Armstrong claims there is a “secret meeting to end cash” set to take place in London before the end of the month involving representatives from the ECB and the Federal Reserve. Armstrong, who is known for successfully predicting the 1987 Black Monday crash as well as the 1998 …

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Maduro planning to swap Venezuela’s gold for dollars

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It was almost exactly two years ago when a cash-strapped Venezuela quietly conducted its first, little-noticed gold-for-cash swap with Citigroup, as part of which Nicolas Maduro converted part of his nation’s gold reserves into at least $1 billion in cash courtesy of the US bank. As Reuters reported then, the …

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JPMorgan’s foreign exchange business under criminal investigation

JP Morgan exchange rate manipulation

The Department of Justice has opened a criminal investigation into JPMorgan Chase‘s foreign exchange business. The announcement by the nation’s largest bank follows a similar disclosure Thursday by Citigroup. Banks in the U.S. and abroad are facing allegations that they manipulated foreign-exchange rates. Besides the Justice Department, JPMorgan says civil …

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Wall Street banks are still ‘too big to fail’

Bank of America

The biggest banks still don’t have adequate bankruptcy plans to avoid precipitating another economic crisis, said U.S. regulators. Eleven of the nation’s largest banks still do not have viable bankruptcy plans that would avoid causing widespread economic damage, U.S. regulators said Tuesday in a sweeping admonition of Wall Street’s giants. The Federal …

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HSBC warns: major stock market crash is imminent

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The technical analysis team at HSBC is warning recent stock market moves look eerily similar to just before 1987’s ‘Black Monday’, which saw the largest one-day market crash in history. On October 19, 1987, the Dow Jones Industrial Average which comprises the 30 large US publicly traded companies, lost 22.6 …

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Citibank to pay $425m to settle manipulation charges, no one jailed

Citibank manipulation charges settled

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Wednesday ordered Citibank to pay $425 million to settle charges including attempted manipulation and false reporting of several key currency-valuation benchmarks. The regulators said $250 million in the settlement relate to the U.S. Dollar International Swaps and Derivatives Association Fix between January 2007 and January 2012. The USD …

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UBS given immunity in precious metals manipulation probe

UBS precious metals manipulation

UBS Group AG won immunity from criminal fraud charges in a Justice Department investigation into misconduct in the trading of precious metals. The Swiss bank’s main UBS AG unit won’t be charged by the department’s criminal division for information the firm disclosed to prosecutors about precious-metals transactions, according to the …

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US and UK conducting war games for banking collapse

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Regulators from the United States and the United Kingdom will get together in a war room next week to see if they can cope with any possible fall-out when the next big bank topples over, the two countries said on Friday. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and the UK’s Chancellor of …

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