The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, together with 11 other financial regulators
U.S. prosecutors are investigating whether Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is also culpable in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd fund scandal, sources for The New York Times say. The bank
JPMorgan Chase & Co. reportedly requested its law firm to have more women and minorities arguing for the company's cases in courtrooms, according to American Banker.
Elsewhere, Starwood Property Trust Inc. is acquiring GE Capital Corp.'s energy financial services' project finance debt business and loan portfolio for $2.56 billion. The deal is expected to close in the third quarter.
In asset management
An appeals court affirmed a federal court's decision ordering J.P. Morgan Securities LLC to arbitrate Reading Health System's claims over several pre-2008 auction rate securities offerings, Law360 reports. In the appeal, the investment bank
And in the credit union
In other parts of the world
Asia Pacific: CBA full-year profit drops; former Malaysian PM to face money laundering charges
Europe: UniCredit unfriends Facebook; Munich Re, ABN Amro report Q2 earnings
Middle East & Africa: Nedbank H1 headline earnings up YOY; Nigerian central banker hints at rate hike
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* Energy Transfer's appetite for M&A is good business for Citigroup, Barclays: Over the past five years, Citigroup and Barclays have served as financial advisers for parties involved in Energy Transfer M&A deals worth about $100 billion.
The day ahead
Early morning futures indicators pointed to a mixed opening for the U.S. market.
In Asia, Hang Seng climbed 0.39% to 28,359.14, while the Nikkei 225 fell 0.08% to 22,644.31.
In Europe, around midday, the FTSE 100 gained 0.86% to 7,785.15, and the Euronext 100 rose 0.04% to 1,081.78.
On the macro front
The MBA mortgage applications report and the EIA Petroleum Status Report are due out today.
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