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  • *First sale could raise up to 5 bln stg- bankers. LONDON, June 5- Britain may accelerate plans to start selling shares in Royal Bank of Scotland to avoid a sale clashing with the full privatisation of Lloyds Banking Group in March next year, banking and political sources said. RBS was rescued by the government during the 2007-9 financial crisis at a cost of 45.2...

  • ST PETERSBURG, Russia, June 5- Russia's central bank Deputy Governor Dmitry Tulin said on Friday interventions on the forex market were compatible with inflation targeting. "Yes of course it's compatible," Tulin told a banking conference in Russia's second city of St Petersburg. "Our interventions do not lead to uncontrolled changes in money supply and...

  • TBC: Currency weakness was a challenge Friday, 5 Jun 2015 | 1:48 AM ET
    TBC: Currency weakness was a challenge

    Mamuka Khazaradze, chairman of the supervisory board of Georgia's second largest bank TBC, said currency devaluation last year was its biggest challenge.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 4- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen insisted only two weeks ago that the U.S. economy remained on a path that would allow the central bank to raise rates in 2015 for the first time in nine years. Lael Brainard, a voting member of the Federal Open Markets Committee, signaled this week that it may be prudent to delay a rate rise.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, June 4- Gold prices fell on Thursday, shrugging off early weakness in the U.S. dollar and hitting five-week lows as robust U.S. economic data fed expectations that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates this year. Spot gold was down 0.8 percent at $1,175.53 an ounce at 2:23 p.m. EDT, after falling to the lowest since May 1 at $1,172.55.

  • WASHINGTON, June 4- The chairman of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee will decide in a "week or so" whether to try to extend the Export-Import Bank's term, which runs out at the end of June. He said he had "deep reservations" about reauthorizing the bank, which provides support to U.S. exporters and buyers of U.S. goods such as Boeing Co planes, in its current form.

  • ASTANA, June 4- The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on Thursday praised Ukraine's anti-corruption efforts and its tougher stance against powerful local tycoons, while renewing its call for reforms in energy and banking. The firing of Kolomoisky, who financed battalions of volunteers fighting against pro-Russian separatists in eastern...

  • BOGOTA, June 4- Colombia's government will seek up to $5.5 billion from multilateral lenders for spending this year and in 2016, as Latin America's fourth largest economy confronts a fall in national income spurred by the decline in global oil prices. The Inter-American Development Bank, the French Agency for Development and the German Development Bank will...

  • WASHINGTON, June 4- The U.S. Federal Reserve should delay a rate hike until the first half of 2016 until there are signs of a pickup in wages and inflation, the International Monetary Fund said in its annual assessment of the economy on Thursday. Fed chair Janet Yellen has insisted the economy remains on track and that a rate rise this year is on the cards, although...

  • HSBC to pay $43M in Swiss money-laundering probe Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 8:47 AM ET

    Lender agrees to pay Geneva authorities to settle an investigation into allegations at its Swiss private bank.

  • We're taking on traditional banks: CEO Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 4:40 AM ET
    We're taking on traditional banks: CEO

    Alex Letts, CEO of Ffrees, weighs in on whether "fintech" is changing how people bank.

  • HONG KONG, June 4- Hong Kong's banking regulator has said that banks in the city need to step-up anti-money laundering efforts, and has warned it would not hesitate to sanction lapses in detecting dirty money in the wake of the FIFA bribery scandal. The indictment specifically mentioned $1.2 million being wired to an unnamed bank account at HSBC in Hong Kong.

  • ST. LOUIS, June 4- Many criminals and some legitimate businessmen who don't want the U.S. government to be informed of their financial activity rely on a simple tactic: break up bank deposits and withdrawals so that each is under $10,000. Hastert, who left Congress in 2007, was charged with structuring the withdrawal of more than $950,000 in cash to evade a...

  • Barclays analyst to interns: 'Welcome to the Jungle' Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 6:11 PM ET
    Office Interns

    One Barclays employee took it upon himself to dish out blunt "commandments" to the bank's new summer interns.

  • Senate Banking Committee lawyer has emerged as the leading candidate for a Republican seat on the Securities and Exchange Commission, Bloomberg reported. Bloomberg reported last month that Gallagher was expected to resign from the SEC but would remain on the job until a replacement was named by the White House. Peirce is a well-known critic of the...

  • Ex-Im in 2012 authorized a $280 million loan for Australian firm NewSat's purchase of a satellite from U.S.-based aerospace group Lockheed Martin. NewSat earlier this year was placed in administration. Hochberg said Ex-Im's involvement was secured by NewSat, which still had control of the satellite, and it was in negotiations to find an alternate buyer.

  • ST. LOUIS, June 3- A Federal Reserve official known as a policy hawk on Wednesday cited near-term concerns looming over the U.S. economy, adding his voice to a chorus of U.S. central bankers who are cautious about the economic outlook. James Bullard, president of the St. Bullard, who is not a voting member on the Fed's policy-setting committee this year, is among several...

  • Bank stocks rally Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 1:35 PM ET
    Bank stocks rally

    Erin Gibbs, S&P Capital IQ, and Larry McDonald, Societe Generale, discuss opportunity in the banks and financials sector as banks rally on.

  • WASHINGTON, June 3- U.S. economic activity expanded from early April to late May and growth was expected to continue at a "modest" to "moderate" pace against the backdrop of declining oil and gas investment, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday. "The Dallas District noted that oilfield machinery sales remained weak and were down significantly from a year ago, and the...

  • ‘Capital disadvantage’ for giant banks: Bob Diamond Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 12:50 PM ET
    Bob Diamond, former CEO of Barclays.

    Ex-Barclays chief Bob Diamond told CNBC that tougher regulation means large banks were finding it harder to access to capital.

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