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US: Goldman Sachs expected to settle forex suit for almost $130 million

 |  May 10, 2015

Goldman Sachs Group is expected to pay $129.5 million to settle its portion of a lawsuit that accuses banks of rigging prices in the foreign exchange market, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The Journal said in its report that a final agreement may be reached in the next several weeks.

The lawsuit accused traders at a dozen banks of improperly sharing confidential information about their clients’ orders through electronic chat rooms, then using that information to make money at the expense of their clients.

In April, Bank of America Corp had agreed to pay $180 million to settle the lawsuit. JPMorgan Chase & Co settled for $99.5 million in January, and Switzerland’s UBS AG settled for $135 million in March.


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