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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Qingdao commodity scandal worries banks

Foreign and local banks in China are inspecting loans linked to metals supposedly warehoused in Qingdao, where traders use commodities from iron ore to rubber to secure loans.
 
A police investigation is focused on Decheng Mining to determine if it used the same batches of copper and aluminium stockpiled at Qingdao Port as collateral to secure multiple separate loans.… Continue Reading

Sanctions probe now targets German banks

State and federal authorities have begun settlement talks with Commerzbank AG and Deutsche Bank over their alleged dealings with countries blacklisted by the United States.

The timing of a possible deal could cost the German banks billions in penalties is still unclear, Reuters said. … Continue Reading

BNP admits guilt, fined $8.9 billion for U.S. sanctions violations

Jean-Laurent Bonnafé, Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas (Image courtesy of Euro Business Media via YouTube)French banking giant BNP Paribas agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges and pay an $8.9 billion penalty for transferring billions of dollars on behalf of blacklisted Sudan, Iran and Cuba, U.S.Continue Reading

U.S. probes two French banks for possible sanctions, AML violations

French banks Societe Generale and Credit Agricole are being investigated by U.S. authorities for alleged money laundering and economic sanction breaches involving Iran, Cuba and Sudan.

The U.S. Treasury and Justice Departments, the Manhattan district attorney’s office and the New York Department of Financial Services are conducting the investigations, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.… Continue Reading