``BNP Paribas SA (BNP), France's largest bank, fell to a seven-month low in Paris on concern U.S. authorities will seek more than $5 billion from the lender to settle a probe into alleged violations of U.S. sanctions... the amount sought in the probe of the lender's dealings with countries including Iran and Sudan has escalated, and now far exceeds the $2.6 billion that Credit Suisse AG (CSGN) agreed to pay in a settlement with the U.S. for helping Americans evade taxes.''

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