EU fines Mastercard 570 mln euros over cross-border barriers

The European Commission said on Tuesday it had fined Mastercard 570.6 million euros ($648.3 million) for limiting the possibility for merchants to benefit from better conditions offered by banks elsewhere in the European Union.

Macau, Beijing police arrest 37 in crackdown on illicit banking

Police in Macau and mainland China detained 39 suspects in an underground lending case involving more than 30 billion yuan ($4.42 billion), as China steps up measures to reduce economic risks and clamp down on illicit capital outflows.