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Thursday, 16 August 2018

Regulation

People pass by a branch of The Co-operative Bank in Lo

UK Treasury allows full access to Co-op Bank review

16 August 2018

The UK government has said it will grant full access to documents concerning the collapse of the Co-op Bank to those carrying out an independent review into the lender, which ended up being taken over by its bondholders last year via a £700m recapitalisation exercise.

 A Royal Bank of Scotland branch

RBS to pay US$4.9bn for crisis-era misconduct

15 August 2018

(Reuters) Royal Bank of Scotland will pay US$4.9bn to settle US claims that it misled investors on residential mortgage-backed securities between 2005 and 2008, the US Justice Department said on Tuesday.

Busted M&A deal tally rises

IFR 2246 11 August to 17 August 2018

The value of busted M&A transactions is set to rise as a pair of multi-billion dollar deals fall by the wayside leaving investment bankers licking their wounds.

Mexico

Banks under fire for Mexico bond 'conspiracy'

IFR 2246 11 August to 17 August 2018

Ten international banks are being sued for conspiring to fix prices of Mexican government bonds over an 11-year period, in a class action lawsuit in New York that could open up bond trading as another potential area of banking misconduct.

India seeks bad loan investors

India seeks investors for bad bank

IFR 2246 11 August to 17 August 2018

India is to invite foreign and domestic investors to support an initiative to clean up major bad debts in the country’s banking system, following recommendations from a banking committee led by Punjab National Bank chairman Sunil Mehta.