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  • 'Slightly alarming' figures in NAB results: Analyst

    NAB results might have been better-than-expected but it has had to resort to cutting costs to maintain profitability, says CreditSights' David Marshall.

  • What to make of NAB results

    Low levels of bad debt and declining costs should augur well for NAB's performance in the years to come, says Morningstar Australasia's David Ellis.

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday called for a "21st century" version of the 1933 Glass-Steagall law that required the separation of commercial and investment banking, a change the Republican Party also supported in its 2016 policy platform. Trump gave no details about his banking plan other than to say he would prioritize "helping...

  • Oct 26- The Bank of England has asked major lenders in Britain to detail their exposure to Deutsche Bank and the biggest Italian banks, including Monte dei Paschi, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday. The BoE's Prudential Regulation Authority made the request in recent weeks, as investors sold off Deutsche and Monte Paschi stock amid scrutiny of their...

  • Deutsche Bank CEO John Cryan

    When a struggling Deutsche Bank reports third-quarter earnings, investors will focus on capital levels and management commentary.

  • Hillary Clinton

    Ron Insana pens an open letter to Hillary Clinton with his concerns about her economic policy.

  • David Rosenberg

    As baseball fans look to Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night, investing fans may be in the late innings of their own game.

  • Oct 26- Deutsche Bank AG is reviewing whether it misstated the value of derivatives in its interest-rate trading business, and is sharing its findings with the U.S. authorities, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The lender is looking at valuations on a type of derivative known as zero-coupon inflation swaps, Bloomberg reported on...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 26- Appetite for growth will lead Brazilian lenders to pass on lower borrowing costs to customers as the central bank cuts interest rates in coming months, Banco Santander Brasil SA Chief Executive Officer Sergio Rial said on Wednesday. Santander Brasil's loan book fell 6 percent in the past 12 months, reflecting the impact of Brazil's worst...

  • People walk over Westminster Bridge wrapped in Union flags, towards the Queen Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben) and The Houses of Parliament in central London on June 26, 2016.

    The two races differ in several key ways, Goldman economist Alec Phillips said, diminishing the possibility of a repeat.

  • *Euro hits six-day high vs dollar of $1.0945. NEW YORK, Oct 26- The U.S. dollar fell against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday after touching a nearly nine-month high on Tuesday as the greenback looked vulnerable to weakness on uncertainty surrounding Federal Reserve monetary policy and the U.S. election. "The dollar is vulnerable to downside," said Douglas...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 26- Russian Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseev said on Wednesday that the government's 10.9 percent stake in Russia's second largest lender VTB bank could be sold later than in 2017, the Interfax news agency reported. Moiseev said the sale may be delayed due to Western sanctions imposed on the bank. The estimated price of the stake is 103 billion...

  • TOKYO, Oct 26- Japan should consider more government spending to maximise the impact of monetary policy, an adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday, indicating a shift in emphasis to fiscal from monetary policy. Koichi Hamada, long known as a "reflationist" keen to have the Bank of Japan flood the economy with cash to kindle price rises, singled out the...

  • *Kuwait asset market lacks depth. KUWAIT, Oct 26- Kuwait Finance House, the country's biggest Islamic lender, sees attractive opportunities in financing the budget deficits of Kuwait and other oil exporting countries in the region, its group chief executive said. The bank holds about 57 percent of Islamic deposits in Kuwait, which are equivalent to 21 percent of...

  • The U.S. government told banks to include details about cyberattacks when filing mandatory reports on fraud and money laundering.

  • LONDON, Oct 26- Lloyds Banking Group defied expectations on Wednesday of a squeeze on earnings after Britain's surprise vote to quit the European Union by reporting third-quarter profits largely unchanged from a year earlier. Britain's biggest mortgage lender, the first major British bank to report results that fully capture the period after the...

  • LONDON, Oct 26- British banks approved more mortgages last month after the number of approvals fell to a 19- month low in August, while consumer lending grew at its fastest rate in nearly a decade, industry figures showed on Wednesday. The British Bankers' Association said its members approved 38,252 mortgages for house purchase in September, down 15 percent on a...

  • China's yuan was included this month in the basket of currencies which determines the value of SDRs, the International Monetary Fund's synthetic reserve currency. The successful issuance makes the bank the first commercial issuer of such bonds in China, and comes after the World Bank sold three-year SDR bonds at 0.49 percent on August 31, the first time...

  • Lloyds shares sink on Q3 profit miss

    Standard Life Investments Investment Director, Thomas Moore says challenger banks are beginning to present a challenge to the big banks like Lloyds.

  • Metro Bank is the Apple of banking: Founder

    Metro Bank Founder and Chairman Vernon Hill says the bank hasn’t really seen any effect from the U.K.’s vote to leave the EU.

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