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  • TOKYO, Feb 8- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Monday he will publish the outcome of investigations the central bank is conducting into a media leak of its impending decision last month to deploy negative interest rates. The online edition of Japanese daily Nikkei ran a story saying the BOJ was discussing adopting a negative interest rate policy...

  • China, a focus of much of the recent market concern, released foreign reserves data on Sunday which showed the central bank dumped dollars to defend the yuan and prevent an increase in capital outflows. The country's foreign reserves fell $99.5 billion to $3.23 trillion in January, the lowest level since May 2012, central bank data showed. Federal Reserve Chair...

  • BEIJING, Feb 7- China's foreign reserves fell for a third straight month in January, as the central bank dumped dollars to defend the yuan and prevent an increase in capital outflows. China's foreign reserves fell $99.5 billion to $3.23 trillion in January, the lowest level since May 2012, central bank data showed, but higher than the median forecast of $3.20...

  • BEIJING, Feb 6- China will fine tune monetary policy and keep the yuan basically stable while guarding against systemic financial risks, the country's central bank said on Saturday in its fourth-quarter monetary policy report. China will also maintain an appropriate level of liquidity and achieve reasonable growth of money and credit, the People's Bank of...

  • BEIJING, Feb 6- China's central bank reiterated that it will maintain a prudent monetary policy and guard against systemic financial risks in its fourth-quarter monetary policy report published on Saturday.

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 5- Itaú Unibanco Holding SA, Brazil's largest private-sector bank, has for years traded at a premium to rival Banco Bradesco SA but many investors are betting the gap will narrow amid sharply diverging outlooks from the lenders. With Brazil facing its longest recession in a century, the banks' share prices will depend on how they navigate a slew of...

  • The value of those loans will have to be written down even further, and bank profits are going to take a hit, the credit agency Moody's said in a report issued Friday. The loans on the balance sheets of the biggest banks on Wall Street— JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo and Bank of America— represent only a small percentage of these...

  • Italian banks hit by concerns over bad loans Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 12:31 PM ET

    MILAN— Italian banking shares are getting battered this year as the government tries to bundle and dispose of billions of euros in bad loans while attempting to reform and consolidate the ailing sector. Since the start of the year, Italian banks have lost more than 35 billion euros in market capitalization as investors sold their shares amid concern about some...

  • WASHINGTON— Banking giant HSBC has reached a $470 million settlement with the federal government and nearly all states over mortgage lending and foreclosure abuses that officials say helped intensify the country's economic meltdown, the Justice Department announced Friday. The agreement requires the bank to pay $100 million and to provide an additional...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- A lower U.S. unemployment rate in January and a rise in wages suggests the economy is resisting a global slowdown, but tighter credit conditions and slower hiring are seen reducing the chances of another Federal Reserve interest rate rise in March. While data on Friday supported the Fed's view that the labor market is near full strength,...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- HSBC Holdings Plc will pay $470 million to settle parallel U.S. federal and state civil charges alleging the bank's mortgage servicing arm engaged in abusive foreclosure and loan origination practices, the New York Attorney General's office said on Friday. The mortgage settlement resolves claims brought against the London- based bank by...

  • MILAN— Italian bank Intesa Sanpaolo reported a 73 percent drop in fourth-quarter profits on lower net interest income and a drop in investment returns. Italy's second-largest bank by assets, Intesa Sanpaolo reported Friday fourth-quarter net income of 13 million euros, down from 48 million euros a year earlier. Fees and commission income rose 6 percent to 1.9...

  • EXCLUSIVE- VENEZUELA CENTRAL BANK IN TALKS WITH DEUTSCHE BANK ON GOLD SWAP-SOURCES.

  • *Jan exports seen at -1.9 pct y/y vs Dec's -1.4 pct. BEIJING, Feb 5- China's January exports may have fallen for a seventh month with factories still battling falling prices, but an expected jump in bank lending may underscore the government's bid to put a floor under the slowing economy. That may produce a trade surplus of $58.85 billion for January, compared with a...

  • The impact of Chinese volatility Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 2:39 AM ET
    The impact of Chinese volatility

    CNBC asks the executives of several banks about how they are affected by market volatility from China.

  • We need to be discerning on bank stocks: Fund manager

    David Moss, European equities fund manager at BMO Global Asset Management, says investors may have oversold shares of good banks.

  • BNP Paribas profit misses estimates Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 1:15 AM ET
    BNP Paribas' results miss estimates

    Lars Machenil, CFO of BNP Paribas, discusses the French bank's Q4 results and its plans to improve and focus the company.

  • Feb 5- Activist investors are putting the U.S. banking sector in their crosshairs, betting that headwinds whipping through the industry will accelerate consolidation among lenders. Hedge funds such as Ancora Advisors, Clover Partners and Seidman& Associates are buying up stakes in lenders across the U.S., from community banks to large regional lenders.

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 5- In the weeks leading up to the traditional Lunar New Year liquidity squeeze, China's central bank has been busy testing its new "interest rate corridor", a tool that could help reduce the need for deeper monetary policy easing. The People's Bank of China late last year introduced a new band to guide interest rates on loans and deposits, abolishing...

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 5- China's yuan weakened on Friday as local dollar demand ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday offset a steep fall in the greenback in global markets and a stronger central bank midpoint, traders said. The Chinese foreign exchange market will be closed all next week for the Lunar New Year holiday, and corporates typically need dollars to cover...

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