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Malaysia files charges against current, ex-Goldman execs over 1MDB

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia filed criminal charges Friday against 17 current and former directors of three Goldman Sachs subsidiaries, piling further pressure on the Wall Street titan over the multi-billion dollar 1MDB scandal.

Facebook needs 'very high standard' for Libra coin: US Treasury

Washington - Facebook must meet "a very high standard" before it moves ahead with its planned digital currency Libra, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Monday.

US banks must consider climate risk: Fed's Powell

Washington - Risk from severe weather events is not usually linked to banks but increasingly must be included in their planning, the US central bank chief said Wednesday.

Dismissed Deutsche Bank staff head out as overhaul bites

London - From Asia to the United States, disconsolate staff at Deutsche Bank dealt Monday with news of massive layoffs with some already heading to the exits to drown their sorrows.The German giant's share price fell to a low of 6.66 euros ($7.

Banking: Customers prefer a machine to a human teller

New data shows that more dramatic change is to be expected in banking and financial services. Marqeta, a card issuing platform, has found that customers would rather interact with a machine than with a human teller.

Malaysian court delays Goldman case on 1MDB fund theft

Kuala Lumpur - The Malaysian case against Goldman Sachs on charges the US investment bank stole huge sums from the country's 1MDB state fund was postponed Monday until September after defence lawyers argued there was a problem with paperwork.

In his remit: African fintech entrepreneur helps migrants move money

Paris - The money transfer business is personal for Ismail Ahmed. It was cash wired by his family that allowed him to make the final leg of his journey from escaping fighting in his native Somaliland to London in 1988 to take up a university scholarship.

ECB under pressure to ease growth, inflation fears

Vilnius - European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi is expected to outline plans on Thursday to offer fresh assistance to banks and hint at further options to counteract rising worries about growth and inflation in the eurozone.

ECB debates switching course before change of helmsman

Frankfurt Am Main - Politics will have an unusually large role in picking a new chief for the European Central Bank this year, as the switchover coincides with European Parliament elections and the choice of a new Commission.

Unskilled staff threaten banks' ability to digitally transform

This technological disruption has a large effect on how banks operate, and it seems unlikely that the pace of change will decelerate anytime soon.

Ex-Goldman banker pleads not guilty on 1MDB charges in US court

New York - A former Goldman Sachs banker pleaded not guilty Monday in New York to bribery and other charges in the multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scandal after being extradited from Malaysia.

Trump sues banks in bid to block Congress subpoenas

New York - US President Donald Trump, along with his family and businesses, on Monday sued Deutsche Bank and Capital One in an attempt to stop them from complying with Congressional subpoenas issued as part of a probe into foreign political influence.

Brazil ad promoting diversity pulled after Bolsonaro request

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian bank commercial highlighting the country's diversity was pulled following a request by far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, the bank confirmed Friday.

ECB to hold course as threats to growth linger

Frankfurt Am Main - The European Central Bank will hint Wednesday at moves to support the eurozone economy but stop short of new action, analysts expect, as the Frankfurt institution eyes lingering political risks.

US sanctions Russia-based bank over Venezuela dealings

Washington - The US Treasury slapped sanctions Monday on a Russia-based bank partly owned by Venezuela for its support for the government of embattled President Nicolas Maduro and the sanctioned state oil company PDVSA.

U.S. cannabis investors need to keep an eye on banking access

U.S. Federal regulations currently prevent banks from building relationships with cannabis businesses in legalized states.

Poor South African savers ruined by bank collapse

Thohoyandou - "As treasurer of my stokvel, I had to go to the bank almost every day to find out what is happening," said Annah Muambadzi, 65, of the panic that gripped her savings club.

Latvia central banker gets green light to travel abroad

Riga - Latvian prosecutors on Tuesday said they had temporarily lifted a travel ban on the eurozone country's central bank chief who is facing bribery charges, allowing him to attend a board meeting of the European Central Bank.

Sirleaf's son, others charged over Liberia bank scandal

Monrovia - Five once senior figures at the Liberian Central Bank, including the son of long-serving former president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, were charged Monday with criminal conspiracy and "economic sabotage" following a probe into a banknote printing scandal.

UK banks in Europe should seek post-Brexit deposit guarantees: watchdog

Paris - Europe's banking regulator on Friday urged European branches of British banks to ensure that clients' funds will remain covered by deposit guarantee schemes in case of a no-deal Brexit.

Ex-Goldman banker to finish Malaysia legal process before US extradition

Kuala Lumpur - A former Goldman Sachs banker accused of involvement in the multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scandal will only be extradited to the United States after legal proceedings against him in Malaysia are completed, a minister said.

French cash van driver who made off with $3.2 mln haul charged: prosecutors

Bobigny - The driver of a French cash delivery van who made off with about three million euros ($3.2 million) was charged and remanded in custody on Saturday, prosecutors said.

Humbled Goldman Sachs still faces questions on 1MDB

New York - Goldman Sachs's decision to potentially cut bonuses for top executives over the 1MDB scandal reflects an acknowledgement at shareholder and public outrage over the debacle.

Deutsche Bank insists best to come after first profit in years

Frankfurt Am Main - Germany's biggest lender Deutsche Bank reported Friday a profit for the first time in four years, with executives looking to convince investors and media a phase of "controlled growth" has begun.

US hands bank accounts to Venezuela's Guaido

Washington - The United States said Tuesday that it has handed control of Venezuela's bank accounts in the United States to Juan Guaido, the opposition leader whom Washington has recognized as interim president.

Manila ex-banker gets jail, $109 mn fine over Bangladesh cyberheist

Manila - A Philippine ex-banker was handed a lengthy jail term and $109 million fine Thursday in the first conviction over one of the biggest ever cyberheists which saw $81 million stolen from Bangladesh's central bank.

Ex-Goldman banker accused over 1MDB loses bail bid

Kuala Lumpur - An ex-Goldman Sachs banker facing charges in the US and Malaysia over a massive financial scandal Monday had his bid to be freed on bail rejected by a Kuala Lumpur court.

Romania adopts 'greed tax' despite investor concerns

Bucharest - Romania's left-wing government on Friday issued a controversial emergency ordinance imposing new taxes on banks and energy companies, despite an outcry from investors.

Goldman says former Malaysia govt lied, after charges filed

Kuala Lumpur - Goldman Sachs on Tuesday accused the former Malaysian government and state fund 1MDB of lying to the bank, after Kuala Lumpur charged the Wall Street titan over a massive financial scandal.

Malaysia charges Goldman Sachs as pressure mounts over 1MDB scandal

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia filed criminal charges Monday against Goldman Sachs and two of its former employees over the alleged theft of billions of dollars, heaping fresh pressure on the Wall Street titan over the 1MDB scandal.
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