BNP Paribas bank to pay record sanctions busting fine

(AGI) New York, June 30 - BNP Paribas bank agreed to pay a fineof 8.9 billion dollars for breaking U.S. sanctions. U.S.authorities said the bank handled 30 billion dollars oftransactions with a number of countries despite an embargo. Theagreement, approved by the French bank at the weekend, will beannounced after Wall Street closes on Monday. . .

(AGI) New York, June 30 - BNP Paribas bank agreed to pay a fineof 8.9 billion dollars for breaking U.S. sanctions. U.S.authorities said the bank handled 30 billion dollars oftransactions with a number of countries despite an embargo. Theagreement, approved by the French bank at the weekend, will beannounced after Wall Street closes on Monday. . .