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  • ANZ unveils $2.2B raising to meet tougher capital rules Wednesday, 5 Aug 2015 | 9:44 PM ET

    ANZ said it will raise $2.2 billion in a share sale, the latest move by Australia's big lenders to boost capital ratios in the wake of tougher regulation.

  • MANILA, Aug 6- Gold struggled to pull away from a 5-1/ 2- year low early on Thursday after more upbeat U.S. economic data bolstered expectations the Federal Reserve could lift interest rates as soon as next month. The metal has mostly stayed below $1,100 since falling below that key support level in a late July rout that pushed it as far as $1,077, its weakest since...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Aug 19 Wednesday, 5 Aug 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England announces interest rate decision- 1100 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England will release the minutes from its August policy meeting- 1100 GMT. ATLANTA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart gives welcome remarks before the "Developing Qualified Workers: Pathways to Employability for High School Students and...

  • LONDON, Aug 6- The Bank of England is likely to say on Thursday that its policymakers have split over interest rates, adding to expectations that the central bank is heading for its first increase in borrowing costs in nearly a decade. But the poll also assessed that two, and possibly three, of the nine members of the Monetary Policy Committee probably voted for a...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 5- The dollar traded little changed against a basket of currencies on Wednesday as data showed the U.S. services sector expanded at its fastest pace in 10 years, supporting the view the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates in September. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Lockhart expressed support for the end of the Fed's near-zero...

  • *UK interest rates and inflation: http://link.reuters.com/cux64s. *UK rates, inflation since 1950: http://link.reuters.com/pec24w. Both the Federal Reserve and Bank of England are proclaiming that they are on the cusp of raising interest rates for the first time in almost a decade.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 5- U.S. private job growth slowed in July, but a surge in services industry activity to a near-decade high suggested solid economic momentum that strengthens the case for a Federal Reserve interest rate hike this year. At this point, we continue to expect the Fed to raise rates at the September meeting, "said Cheng Chen, an economist at TD Securities in...

  • *Saudi, UAE, other money market rates start to rise. DUBAI, Aug 5- The days of very easy money are drawing to a close in the rich Gulf Arab oil-exporting economies as money market rates start to rise, partly because of the damage which cheap oil is doing to government finances. Loose liquidity created by inflows of oil money pushed short-term rates in Saudi Arabia, the...

  • ATHENS, Aug 5- Greece and its international lenders want the country's struggling banks to be recapitalised by the end of the year, Greece's finance minister said on Wednesday, a move that would avoid new rules forcing large depositors to pay for some of it. Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said that both sides discussing a new bailout for Greece were on the...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 5- The dollar rose against a basket of currencies on Wednesday as data showed the U.S. services sector expanded at its fastest pace in 10 years, supporting the view the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates in September. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Lockhart expressed support for the end of the Fed's near zero rate policy next...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 5- U.S. "The steepening today is partially helped by the weaker-than-expected ADP data," said Robbert van Batenburg, director of market strategy at Societe Generale in New York. The skepticism that the U.S. central bank would be able to move in September came despite comments from Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart on Tuesday, who said it would take "...

  • ATHENS, Aug 5- Greece and its international lenders want the country's banks to complete their recapitalisation by the end of this year, the country's finance minister said on Wednesday after talks with creditor representatives. "We discussed the recapitalisation issue of Greek banks. As of Jan. 1 next year, new European Union rules could mean large depositors...

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 5- Banks that spend money on lobbying or hire former regulators are more likely to get favourable treatment from their watchdog agency, according to a European Central Bank paper published on Wednesday. While lobbying in the United States has been subject to extensive disclosure for years, European authorities only started to tighten the rules...

  • *For poll data click: reuters:// realtime/verb= Open/url= cpurl:// apps.cp./ Apps/fx-polls? Aug 5- With the U.S. The dollar index hit a 3-1/ 2 month high against a basket of currencies early on Wednesday after Atlanta Federal Reserve President Dennis Lockhart expressed support for an interest rate hike in September.

  • ATHENS, Aug 5- Greek banks suffered steep losses for the third say in a row on Wednesday, with two-- Alpha Bank and Piraeus Bank-- effectively down to the 30 percent loss level at which trading in them is halted. The overall banking sector index was down 23.6 percent, adding to near 30 percent falls on Monday and Tuesday. Greek banks are in dire need of recapitalization...

  • Standard Chartered halves dividend, may hike capital Wednesday, 5 Aug 2015 | 5:23 AM ET

    Standard Chartered halved its dividend and said it would raise capital from investors if needed, as new chief executive, Bill Winters, discussed reviving the bank.

  • LONDON, Aug 5- Standard Chartered halved its dividend and said it would raise capital from investors if needed, as new chief Executive Bill Winters outlined his thoughts on reviving a bank hit by a 44 percent slump in first-half profit. Shares in the Asia- focused lender rose 4.5 percent to 994.9 pence on Wednesday as investors welcomed Winters' move to set a target...

  • KIEV, Aug 5- Ukraine's foreign currency reserves totalled $10.4 billion at the end of July, a small rise from $10.264 billion in June, Oleh Churiy, a deputy head of the central bank, said on Wednesday. He said the bank had bought $112 million on the market in July. Ukrainian officials have said reserves will increase further in August due to the disbursement of $1.7...

  • TOKYO, Aug 5- Japanese government bond prices edged lower on Wednesday, tracking Treasuries prices after a Federal Reserve official expressed support for a U.S. interest rate hike in September. U.S. debt yields rose overnight after Atlanta Federal Reserve President Dennis Lockhart, a voter this year on the Federal Open Market Committee, told the Wall Street...

  • Tracking the performance of investment banks Wednesday, 5 Aug 2015 | 12:44 AM ET
    Tracking the performance of investment banks

    Steven Lewis, global lead banking analyst at EY, explains why growth is not returning to the investment banking sector, just yet.

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