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  • Expect improvements in HSBC's results: Pro Sunday, 2 Aug 2015 | 11:47 PM ET
    Expect improvements in HSBC's results: Pro

    Martin Smith, head of Markets Analysis at East & Partners, expects HSBC's first-half results to improve by 15-20 percent on the back of its Hong Kong operations.

  • China c.bank lends $47 bln to banks in July Sunday, 2 Aug 2015 | 11:43 PM ET

    BEIJING, Aug 3- China's central bank injected 292.9 billion yuan into banks in July to boost lending, it said on Monday, in yet another step to bolster growth in China's cooling economy. A total of 250 billion yuan of six-month medium-term lending facility were injected into unidentified financial institutions. A separate 42.9 billion yuan of pledged...

  • Aug 2- The Greek stock market will reopen on Monday after a five-week shutdown brought on by capital controls imposed at the height of the cash-for-reforms crisis with international lenders. The rules have been approved by the European Central Bank to avoid a new deposit flight from Greek banks. Local investors, like all Greeks, will not be allowed to withdraw...

  • Greece may seek up to $26B new aid: Report Saturday, 1 Aug 2015 | 1:14 PM ET
    People wait to enter a bank branch as Greek banks reopened on Monday morning after three weeks of closure on July 20, 2015 in Athens, Greece.

    Greece may seek $26 billion in a first tranche of bailout aid in August to prop up banks and repay debts to the ECB, according to a Greek newspaper.

  • ATHENS, July 31- Greece's stock market will reopen on Monday after a five-week shutdown caused by capital controls, but local investors will face restrictions aimed at stemming capital flight, a bourse spokeswoman said on Friday. The Athens Stock Exchange has been shut since June 29, when the government closed banks and imposed strict limits on withdrawals and...

  • ATHENS, July 31- Greece will make it a priority to recapitalise the nation's banks by the end of this year, probably using a bail-out fund to plug capital shortfalls, a Greek central bank official told Reuters on Friday. "It is most likely that the recapitalisation will occur like the last one, through a bank bailout fund," he said, referring to a previous cash injection...

  • LONDON, July 31- New Bank of England policymaker Gertjan Vlieghe said on Friday that he would sever all links with his previous employer, one of the world's biggest hedge funds, to avoid "any mistaken impression" of a conflict of interest. Vlieghe had wanted to stay part of a long-term incentive plan at Brevan Howard, where he was a partner, after he joins the BoE's...

  • FRANKFURT, July 31- Deutsche Bank is freezing 2015 cash bonuses for current and former management board members while German regulator BaFin reviews the bank's role in an interest rate manipulation scandal, two people familiar with the matter said. Deutsche Bank has been hit with over 9 billion euros in fines and settlements in the past three years, including a...

  • LONDON, July 31- Steep falls in emerging market currencies have jolted central bankers across the developing world into action to try and stem the weakness. A JPMorgan index tracking 22 emerging market currencies traded at a record low 71.3 on Friday, and with the U.S. "Central bankers in emerging markets are finally waking up to the fact their currencies may test...

  • FRANKFURT, July 31- Deutsche Bank is freezing 2015 cash bonuses for its executive board as it examines whether some managers could have done a better job at avoiding problems that led to expensive litigation, a person familiar with the matter said. The bonus freeze hits all members of the management board except Deutsche Bank's new Chief Executive John Cryan,...

  • NEW YORK, July 31- As traders, market pundits and economists jaw over whether the Federal Reserve this year will lift its benchmark lending rate for the first time in almost a decade, several corners of the U.S. bond market are not waiting around. Banks, money market mutual funds and other investors do not want to be stuck with low-yielding debt when the U.S. central...

  • BEIJING, July 31- China plans to set up a state-backed credit guarantee firm to offset some of the risks faced by banks and spur lending where it is needed in a cooling economy, the cabinet said on Friday. As in other countries, small businesses in China have a hard time getting loans from banks as they are deemed to be riskier borrowers than their bigger peers.

  • Who needs the Fed? The rate hike cometh on its own Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 8:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, July 31- As traders, market pundits and economists jaw over whether the Federal Reserve this year will lift its benchmark lending rate for the first time in almost a decade, several corners of the U.S. bond market aren't waiting around. Banks, money market mutual funds and other investors want to avoid being stuck with low-yielding debt when the U.S....

  • *BBVA posts solid Q2 results, helped by Spain rebound. MADRID, July 31- A combination of acquisitions in its home market and a strong performance in Mexico helped Spanish bank BBVA increase revenues and profits in the first half of the year, showing the benefits of a growth strategy many local rivals are now looking to emulate. Even BBVA, which like local rival...

  • BEIJING, July 31- Chinese commercial banks still have room to lower banking fees, the country's top economic planner said on Friday.

  • Could Lloyds announce more dividends, buybacks? Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Could Lloyds announce more dividends, buybacks?

    Will investors cling on to the hope that Lloyds will announce more dividends and share buybacks in the future? Henry Dixon, fund manager at GLG, discusses.

  • LONDON, July 31- The dollar steadied near a one-week high against a basket of currencies on Friday and was on track for an almost 2 percent monthly rise, with the latest U.S. growth data supporting the case for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this year. "Expectations of a September rate hike were probably marginally firmed up on the growth data but it...

  • Bank of Ireland increases lending Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 2:10 AM ET
    Bank of Ireland increases lending

    Richie Boucher, CEO of Bank of Ireland, discusses the bank's second quarter results.

  • Bank of Ireland profits double as country rebounds Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 2:09 AM ET

    Bank of Ireland, which was bailed out during the country's debt crisis, reported soaring profits for the first half of 2015 as bad debts were reduced.

  • Lloyds sets aside further $2.2B for charges Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 2:50 AM ET

    Lloyds Banking Group reported a 15 percent jump in pre-tax profit for the first half of 2015 to £4.4 billion ($6.9 billion) on Friday.

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