A handful of banks made a loan to the ex-chairman of South African retailer Steinhoff International The loan went belly-up after Steinhoff became embroiled in an accounting scandal. That cost Wall Street banks over $1 billion on their fourth-quarter earnings. Bank of America has hired an outside law firm to figure out whether the losses could've been prevented, according to The Wall Street Journal.  A bad loan to the ex-chairman of embattled South African retailer Steinhoff...

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