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    European banks in Russia face 'awful lot of risk', Yellen says

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told Reuters that European banks face growing risks operating in Russia and the U.S. is looking at strengthening its secondary sanctions on banks found to be aiding transactions for Russia's war effort. "We are looking at potentially a tougher stepping-up of our sanctions on banks that do business in Russia," Yellen told Reuters in an interview, declining to provide specifics and not identifying any banks at which they could be aimed. Speaking on the sidelines of a G7 finance leaders meeting in northern Italy, Yellen said that sanctions related to banks' dealings in Russia would only be imposed "if there was a reason to do so, but operating in Russia creates an awful lot of risk," she added.

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    Yellen warns German banks to boost compliance with US sanctions on Russia

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) -U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen urged German bank executives on Tuesday to step up efforts to comply with sanctions against Russia and shut down efforts to circumvent them to avoid potential penalties themselves that would cut off dollar access. Yellen said at the start of a meeting with bankers that the Treasury's new authority to hit banks with secondary sanctions if they aid Russian military-related transactions had helped to frustrate Russia's efforts to procure goods needed for its war in Ukraine, but more work was needed.

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    RPT-EXPLAINER-Austria's Raiffeisen faces US wrath over Russian business

    The U.S. Treasury has warned Austria's Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) that its access to the U.S. financial system could be restricted because of its Russian dealings, according to a person who has seen a letter detailing the threat. The May 6 letter is the strongest warning yet to the biggest Western bank in Russia and follows months of pressure from Washington, and Europe, as they try to toughen up sanctions against Russia and further squeeze it financially. RBI this month abandoned a $1.5 billion deal linked with a sanctioned Russian tycoon that the U.S. opposed.