Traders slashed bets on Federal Reserve interest rate cuts, the US audit regulator issued its biggest fine ever against KPMG, and the UK’s Lloyds Banking Group plans to cut jobs in risk management after an internal review found the function was a “blocker to our strategic transformation”.

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