BNP Paribas is a European leader in global banking and financial services and one of the strongest banks in the world.

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BNP Paribas said ignored warning signs prior to huge fine

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In December 2005, ABN Amro reached an $80m settlement with US regulators over breaking sanctions against Iran, Cuba and Sudan. And for one compliance official at BNP Paribas – where concerns had been raised about the same issues – the cat was now out of the bag.

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