Article: Luckin Coffee Investors Work Toward Stock Suit Settlement

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Luckin Coffee Investors Work Toward Stock Suit Settlement

Dean Seal, 08 March 2021

Luckin Coffee and a proposed class of its investors told a New York federal judge that they are working toward a potential resolution of claims that the Chinese coffee chain used “sham transactions” to fake hundreds of millions of dollars in sales.

The parties received approval on Friday from U.S. District Judge John P. Cronan for certification of a settlement class of investors who acquired Luckin securities between its initial public offering in May 2019 and July 2020, when a Cayman Islands court appointed joint provisional liquidators to oversee Luckin’s operations and negotiate with its creditors. Continue reading “Article: Luckin Coffee Investors Work Toward Stock Suit Settlement”

Article: US fines Deutsche Bank, UBS and HSBC over market manipulation

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US fines Deutsche Bank, UBS and HSBC over market manipulation

Agence France-Presse, 30 January 2018

US authorities on Monday announced fines and charges against three major European banks and eight individuals accused of manipulating futures markets for precious metals.

Deutsche Bank, UBS and HSBC will together pay a total of $46.6 million to settle allegations that traders at the banks worked to manipulate futures markets in precious metals through a process known as “spoofing,” the Justice Department and Commodity Futures Trading Commission said.Seven former traders, including ex-UBS trader Andre Flotron, who was indicted last year, as well as a technology consultant, also face charges of “spoofing” — in which traders place and then abort trades to manipulate prices — on markets for various precious metals including gold and silver between early 2008 and about 2014. Continue reading “Article: US fines Deutsche Bank, UBS and HSBC over market manipulation”

Article: Federal Charges Filed in Price ‘Spoofing’ Inquiry on Wall St.

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Federal Charges Filed in Price ‘Spoofing’ Inquiry on Wall St.

Emily Flitter

New York Times, 29 January 2018

Federal authorities have filed civil and criminal charges against a group of Wall Street banks and individuals that they say tried to manipulate markets in gold, silver and certain financial products, including by showing potential customers fake prices.

The actions, filed over the past several days, are part of a yearslong effort by financial regulators and the Department of Justice to stamp out behavior that gives the biggest banks an advantage over smaller market players.

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Article: Deutsche Bank hit with spoofing fine by US Justice Department

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Deutsche Bank hit with spoofing fine by US Justice Department

Deutsche Welle, 29 January 2018

US authorities have fined Deutsche Bank and two other European finance institutions for manipulating markets. Germany warned its best-known bank not to overdo bonuses — it’d be bad for its already soured image. Continue reading “Article: Deutsche Bank hit with spoofing fine by US Justice Department”