A Swiss International aircraft flies past the HSBC headquarters building in the Canary Wharf financial district in east London in this February 15, 2015 photo. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
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HSBC Holdings Plc, Barclays Plc and three other banks agreed to settle U.S. investor lawsuits tied to the currency-rigging scandal, bringing the total so far to more than $2 billion across nine firms.Goldman Sachs Group Inc., BNP Paribas SA and Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc also agreed to settle class actions claiming the banks conspired to manipulate the $5.3 trillion-a-day foreign-exchange market, said Christopher Burke, whose firm is one of two lead counsel for U.S. investors.Representatives of Bank of America, Barclays, BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, HSBC and RBS all declined to comment on the settlements.
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