Shock drop raises expectations the European Central Bank will take action to stop the threat of deflation.
The agency sued 18 financial institutions in 2011 over their sales of mortgage securities.
Lower petrol prices pushed the U.K. inflation rate to a new four-year low of 1.7% last month, figures show.
Five convicted on charges that they helped their boss conceal multibillion Ponzi scheme for years.
State's Department of Financial Services said it wanted to better protect consumers, and prevent laundering.
Mt. Gox, once the world's biggest bitcoin exchange, says it may have lost investors' money due to hacking.
The bank has reported its biggest annual loss since it was rescued by the U.K. government in 2008.
Alleges bank "helped its U.S. customers conceal their Swiss accounts" and avoid billions in taxes.
The bank is looking for opportunities to stem its revenue decline as overall mortgage lending volume plunges.
Matthew Martoma convicted on all three of the conspiracy and securities fraud charges that he faced.
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