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  1. News - World - FINANCE: ANALYSIS

    US Justice Department has others in its sights after BNP Paribas fine

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 11:21pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Record payout by French bank for violating US trade sanctions is part of shift in tacticsby authorities who have others in their sights BNP fine a sign of things to come BNP Paribas' guilty plea and agreement to pay a record fine of nearly US$9 billion for violating US sanctions is part of a larger US Justice Department shift in strategy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1544428/us-justice-department-has-others-its-sights-after-bnp-paribas-fine
  2. News - World - FRANCE

    French PM Hollande wants to discuss multibillion-dollar BNP bank fine with Obama

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 04:37pm by Associated Press in Brussels

    ... States. American authorities are investigating BNP Paribas for allegedly handling currency transactions through its New York office for clients in Iran, Sudan and Cuba in violation of US trade ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1525964/french-pm-hollande-wants-discuss-multibillion-dollar-bnp-bank-fine-obama
  3. News - World - FRANCE

    France ties transatlantic trade talks to mooted US mega fine on BNP Paribas

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 04:54pm by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... France, trying to minimise US penalties against BNP Paribas bank on charges of breaking sanctions, said a reported US$10 billion fine was “unreasonable” and warned it could affect trans-Atlantic ... stressed the case could have major repercussions both for BNP, the biggest French bank by capitalisation, and the global economy. French officials are concerned that as part of a guilty plea, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1524553/france-ties-transatlantic-trade-talks-mooted-us-mega-fine-bnp-paribas
  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    BNP slams Indian government over the calls of 'snoopgate' inquiry

    Posted Dec 27th 2013, 11:02pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Party outraged at probe into illegal spying The Indian government is investigating allegations that a former close confidant of opposition prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had ordered police illegally to spy on a ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1391265/bnp-slams-indian-government-over-calls-snoopgate-inquiry
  5. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Khaleda Zia loses court fight to stop corruption case against her

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:48am by AFP

    ... minister and leader of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), went to the Supreme Court to seek a suspension of the proceedings, saying the lower court judge who has been hearing her cases ... the trial, has called the charges politically motivated and aimed at destroying the BNP, which has vowed to topple the government of her arch-rival, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Zia was charged just ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1592596/khaleda-zia-loses-court-fight-stop-corruption-case-against-her
  6. News - World - RUSSIA

    Bank fines a US attempt to 'blackmail' Paris into halting warship sale: Putin

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:39am by Reuters

    ... against French bank BNP Paribas, which pleaded guilty on Tuesday to criminal charges following accusations that it had violated US sanctions against Sudan, Cuba and Iran. "We know about ... not deliver the Mistrals then they would quietly lift the sanctions on the banks, or at least minimise them," he said, without naming BNP Paribas. "What is this, if not blackmail?" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545044/bank-fines-us-attempt-blackmail-paris-halting-warship-sale-putin
  7. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh set for yet another shutdown in election row

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 05:39pm by Reuters in Dhaka

    ... Reuters in Dhaka The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Saturday announced another 84-hour nationwide strike, starting on Sunday, after police arrested BNP leaders, ... the arrests of our senior leaders, we were forced to extend the shutdown by another 12 hours to 84 hours”, said Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, Joint Secretary General of the BNP. Police early on Saturday arrested ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1351697/bangladesh-set-yet-another-shutdown-election-row
  8. News - World - IRAN

    Iran lobbies HSBC to clear humanitarian transactions

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:45pm by Reuters

    ... HSBC to process humanitarian trade transactions that Europe's biggest bank has frozen because of concerns about breaching international sanctions. French bank BNP Paribas is facing a fine ... BNP fine is certainly eye-opening, and the concern is what may be considered common banking practice now may be determined illicit five years from now. That is adding to banks' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539837/iran-lobbies-hsbc-clear-humanitarian-transactions
  9. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Strike cripples Bangladesh as death toll rises

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 03:53pm by AFP

    ... toll in the political unrest to 14 since Friday, as schools and businesses remained shut across the country. Police said opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) activists hacked a rival ruling party supporter to death in the northern town of Rambhadra Bazaar, amid a mounting crisis over upcoming elections. “BNP supporters hacked the Awami League supporter to death with machetes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1341869/strike-cripples-bangladesh-death-toll-rises
  10. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh strike leaves two dead

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 04:56pm by AFP

    ... the prime minister to quit, officials said. A government official said clashes erupted between hundreds of supporters of the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and the ruling Awami ... strike called by the BNP and its Islamist allies, in the latest effort to press Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to resign ahead of January elections. At least 22 people have now been killed since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1347360/bangladesh-strike-leaves-two-dead

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