Weekly Roundup: Trump’s Choice for State Department Secured Deals with Blacklisted Russian Firm, Italian Lender Faces New Charges, and More

U.S. President-elect Trump's nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, presided over business dealings to access Russian oil resources as the head of ExxonMobil and its Bahamas-incorporated subsidiary, Exxon Neftegas, according to documents obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. More ExxonMobil successfully lobbied against a bill that would have enshrined current U.S. administrative sanctions against the Russian energy sector into law, Politico reported. More Less than a week after paying $235 million to resolve compliance-related violations identified by New York regulators, Italian bank Intesa Sanpaolo is under investigation back home for potentially breaching EU sanctions by financing a...