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Mexico: Bond rigging ruling would be negative for banks credit rating

The credit ratings of seven large banks could be at risk if a probe by Mexico’s antitrust watchdog found them guilty of...

Italy: Watchdog approves Unipol/BPER deal with conditions

The banking group Banca Popolare dell’Emilia Romagna (BPER) won conditional approval to acquire rival Unipol Banca , currently controlled by UnipolSai, Reuters reported on...

EU: ECB head advocates bank consolidation

European Central Bank Supervisor Andrea Enria said that the banking system in Europe is operating with excess capacity, and that there should be some...

Competition Law and Syndicated Loans – A Framework

June 2019 CPI Europe Column edited by Anna Tzanaki (Competition Policy International) & Juan Delgado (Global Economics Group) presents: Competition Law and Syndicated Loans – A Framework By Oliver Bretz,...

India: Gov is reportedly planning fresh bank consolidation

The next wave of bank consolidation is planned during the October-December quarter of the current fiscal with the Finance Ministry starting to seek information...

US: Baltimore files antitrust suit against 10 major banks

Baltimore is suing 10 major banks, alleging they illegally inflated interest rates for particular bonds for public works, overcharging Baltimore and other municipalities by...

State aid recovery ends where private savings begin rules General Court...

December 2018 CPI EU News Column edited by Thibault Schrepel, Sam Sadden & Jan Roth (CPI) presents: State aid recovery ends where private savings begin rules General...

US: 5 more banks settle forex claims

On July 28 in the US District Court in Manhattan, preliminary settlements were filed as Morgan Stanley, Royal Bank of Canada, Societe Generale, Standard...

US: 11 banks must face class action

On July 28, US District Judge Paul Engelmayer in Manhattan ruled that 11 of the 12 banks named in a lawsuit must defend against...

Japan: Regulator concerns delay bank merger

Two of southwestern Japan's regional banks will probably delay their merger since they have failed to address antitrust regulators' concerns. An official announcement is...

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