JP Morgan share price down as Jamie Dimon tipped for US Treasury spot again

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Dimon has previously said he's just not that interested in the Treasury job (Source: Getty)

JP Morgan shares closed down 2.5 per cent tonight after reports resurfaced that Donald Trump was about to offer chief exec Jamie Dimon the treasury secretary role.

Fox anchor Maria Bartiromo tonight tweeted she had heard Dimon was about to be offered the role, with a “big meeting” expected tomorrow.

However, the JP Morgan boss has previously publicly stated he would not be interested in the role.

Bartiromo later backtracked, stating it was now between former Goldman Sachs partner Steve Mnuchin and Dimon, and the final name would not be known until the end of the week.

Also tonight, reports emerged suggesting the US bank was close to settling over claims it had hired relatives of key Chinese decision makers to win business.

JP Morgan declined to comment on either issue.

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