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  • March 3- Bank of Nova Scotia posted a lower-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday, hurt by an increase in credit-loss provisions and higher expenses, sending its shares down about 1.6 percent. The results at Scotiabank, Canada's No. 3 lender, round out a mixed quarter for the country's big banks, with Royal Bank of Canada and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce...

  • JPMorgan to pay $50M over dicey mortgage practices Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 12:29 PM ET
    JP Morgan Chase

    JPMorgan Chase will pay $50 million to compensate homeowners in bankruptcy over the use of robo-signing and other improper practices.

  • Buffett on big banks: Still a buy? Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Buffett on big banks: Still a buy?

    Iconic investor Warren Buffett speaks to CNBC about his outlook on big U.S. banks.

  • March 3- Bank of Nova Scotia, Canada's No. 3 lender, reported a marginal rise in first-quarter profit on Tuesday, led by its global banking& markets unit. The lender, known as Scotiabank, said net income rose to C $1.73 billion, or C $1.35 per share, in the quarter ended Jan. 31, from C $1.71 billion, or C $1.32 per share, a year earlier. Scotiabank raised its quarterly dividend...

  • LONDON, March 3- A Bank of England probe into what central bank staff knew of malpractice in London's foreign exchange market failed to scrutinise officials closely enough and was "seriously incomplete", a senior lawmaker said on Tuesday. "The inquiry is seriously incomplete, and has failed to address the broader issues which the Chairman of the Bank's Court of...

  • No EU stress tests in 2015: Banking watchdog Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 3:07 AM ET

    The European Banking Authority, Europe's banking watchdog, said it had decided not to run an EU-wide stress test this year.

  • Barclays posts 'messy' full-year loss as shares fall Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 4:05 AM ET

    U.K bank Barclays posted a loss in its full-year earnings on Tuesday as it set aside more money for potential fines.

  • TOKYO, March 3- Embattled Japanese electronics maker Sharp Corp is preparing to seek aid from its two main lenders, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said, in what would be its second bailout in three years despite extensive restructuring. Fierce competition from Apple Inc, Samsung Electronics Co as well as cheaper Chinese makers has hammered Japan's...

  • WASHINGTON, March 2- Regulators shouldn't weaken a rule that limits banks' borrowing, a senior U.S. bank supervisor said on Monday, indicating a possible split with the derivatives watchdog over the issue. Tom Hoenig, second-in-command at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp, said he disagreed with the head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission who has...

  • KIEV, March 2- Before she was appointed to head Ukraine's central bank last June, Valeriia Gontareva was praised as one of the most successful investment bankers in the country. outside her office in Kiev. Certainly, no central banker would envy her record on paper: in less than nine months since she took office, the hryvnia has fallen to around 30 to the dollar from...

  • KIEV, March 2- Before she was appointed to head Ukraine's central bank last June, Valeriia Gontareva was praised as one of the most successful investment bankers in the country. outside her office in Kiev. Certainly, no central banker would envy her record on paper: in less than nine months since she took office, the hryvnia has fallen to around 30 to the dollar from...

  • *Tullow down on project delay and FTSE demotion worries. The Greek banking index fell nearly 10 percent, while lenders National Bank of Greece, Piraeus Bank and Alpha Bank fell 10.0 to 11.8 percent to feature among the top decliners. "The fears about a possible default for Greece are certainly not completely off the table," Gerhard Schwarz, head of equity strategy at...

  • FACTBOX-How Europe's "bad banks" have fared Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 12:12 PM ET

    Belgium had two major banking failures, Fortis and Dexia. With the former, toxic assets were purchased for 11.7 billion euros by a separate vehicle Royal Park Investments, owned by Fortis, the Belgian state and BNP Paribas. Credit Suisse and Lone Star Funds bought RPI's assets for 6.7 billion euros in 2013. RPI is active now only in U.S. legal disputes.

  • March 2- The Philadelphia Federal Reserve on Monday named Patrick Harker, one of its directors and the head of the University of Delaware, as its president and newest U.S. monetary policymaker. Harker, a lifelong resident of Pennsylvania and neighboring Delaware, has been president since 2007 of the university, where he teaches business administration and...

  • LONDON, March 2- European shares retreated from multi-year highs on Monday, with Greek banks slipping on lingering concerns about the country's debt and Tullow Oil falling on worries about project delays and its likely ejection from a major share index. The Greek banking index fell 9.4 percent, while lenders National Bank of Greece, Piraeus Bank and Alpha Bank...

  • Philly Fed names Patrick Harker as new president Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 10:03 AM ET
    Patrick T. Harker to be named the next Philadelphia Federal Reserve president and CEO.

    The Philadelphia Federal Reserve named University of Delaware President Patrick Harker as its new president and CEO.

  • NEW YORK, March 2- From its tower on Wall Street, Deutsche Bank enjoys a commanding view of lower Manhattan. That helped it close the global revenue gap with rivals like JP Morgan and Bank of America Merrill Lynch and put it within striking distance of No. 5- ranked Citigroup. It wants to take on U.S. investment banks on their turf and in February for example poached...

  • China steps up policy easing, India uses fiscal levers. BENGALURU/ SYDNEY, March 2- Global stimulus is swelling, with China cutting interest rates ahead of disappointing factory data and the European Central Bank set to start government bond purchases just as data hints the euro zone economy may be picking up. Central banks from Switzerland to Turkey, Canada and...

  • *Athens may need to issue more T-bills for funding. FRANKFURT, March 2- European Central Bank policymakers decamp to Cyprus on Wednesday wrestling with the uncomfortable fact that they may hold the keys to Greece's continued membership of the euro. With no political appetite for a' transfer union' that could see wealthier countries subsidise Greece, the central...

  • ISTANBUL, March 2- Defending high interest rates is tantamount to treason, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan warned at the weekend, and said the governor of the central bank and deputy prime minister in charge of the economy needed to "shape up." Deepening a standoff which has rattled investor nerves, Erdogan was quoted on Monday as saying he would hold talks with...

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