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TOKYO, Feb 10- Asian stocks dipped early on Wednesday amid growing concerns about the health of the global banking sector, particularly in Europe, while the safe-haven yen stood near a 15- month high versus the dollar. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.7 percent. Japan's Nikkei, which sank more than 5 percent Tuesday, extended...
*Abenomics rally has come to an end- analyst. TOKYO, Feb 10- Japan's Nikkei share average fell more than 2 percent to its lowest level since October 2014 on Wednesday as worries about the health of global banks persisted. It had dropped to as low as 15,626.04 earlier, a level not seen since Oct. 30, 2014.
The rout in oil prices since 2014 has hurt banks that made loans to oil and gas companies across the United States. At a conference on Tuesday ahead of the downgrade, senior executives at Comerica Inc estimated it would need to set aside an additional $75 million to $125 million in loan-loss reserves over the course of a year if oil prices remain at $30 per barrel.
TOKYO, Feb 10- The dollar nursed losses around 3-1/ 2- month lows on Wednesday, pressured by the specter of a global economic slowdown as European banks struggled to fend off growing doubts over their health and as oil prices slipped back. Many traders suspect those troubles will prevent the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates in the near future and look...
TOKYO, Feb 10- Asian stocks dipped early on Wednesday amid smouldering banking sector concerns, particularly banks in Europe, while the safe-haven yen stood atop large gains made overnight. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged down 0.2 percent. The decline was limited after Wall Street shares cut most of their losses overnight and...
Feb 9- Standard and Poor's Ratings Services has cut its credit ratings by one notch on four U.S. regional banks with large energy portfolios, citing a deterioration in the banks' asset quality over the past year. The regional U.S. banks are expected to have a rise in loan losses over the next two years, even if energy prices rebound modestly from current levels, the...
Deutsche Bank is considering buying back billions of euros of its debt, in efforts to stop the tumbling value of its securities.
The Federal Reserve is telling banks to prepare for the possibility of negative interest rates, yet the scenario in stress tests is not a forecast, reports CNBC’s Jeff Cox.
Discussing some of the troubles pressuring big bank stocks, is Robert Albertson, Sandler O'Neill principal. The 20 percent correction in U.S. banks since December cannot be explained by global economic issues concerning investors, explains Albertson.
Feb 9- As interest rates turn negative around the world and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen prepares to testify before Congress on Wednesday, investors are wondering how the Fed will respond and how far it could go. Some investors believe that should market conditions worsen, the Fed will be forced to join central bankers in Japan, the euro zone and others in...
Paul Miller, FBR Capital, weighs in on regional banks, and how their exposure to the energy sector worries investors.
Erin Davis, Morningstar; Chris Wheeler, Atlantic Equities; give their perspective on international and U.S. banks.
*Bank's market value has almost halved since a year ago. FRANKFURT, Feb 9- Deutsche Bank bosses face a formidable task to drag its shares off a 30- year low, with reassurances about its capital levels doing little to improve investor confidence and few other options on the table to trigger a recovery. Germany's flagship lender has trailed its rivals in bouncing...
CNBC's Wilfred Frost provides insight to the selloff in financial stocks in Europe, and fears of another banking crisis.
The FMHR traders discuss possible warning signs of a recession in the markets as selling pressure continues, and Disney earnings out after the closing bell.
Janus Capital' Bill Gross tweeted out on the global markets, saying "global margin call forces de-risking even as valuations look more attractive." The FMHR traders provide perspective.
Gillian Tett, Financial Times U.S. managing editor, reacts to the moves lower in financials, and the letter to investors from John Cryan, Co-CEO of Deutsche Bank.
CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports on carnage in the big banks.
CNBC's Jim Cramer discusses Deutsche Bank's note to employees on how to assuage clients' fears about market volatility.
The FMHR traders discuss whether an opportunity exists in financials as growing concerns rise over the health of the global banking system.