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  • ATHENS/ FRANKFURT, June 29- The European Central Bank rejected Greece's request for 6 billion euros of additional emergency funding on Sunday but is expected to keep the funding line used by Greek banks open until the July 5 referendum, people with knowledge of the matter said. Concerned at the withdrawals, the Bank of Greece asked the ECB's Governing Council to...

  • China trumps West in global bank ratings Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 9:25 AM ET
    White-collars walk to their lunch break in Pudong business district in Shanghai, China.

    Western banking giants are losing ground to China, as the world's second-biggest economy vies to establish its economic influence.

  • LONDON, June 29- Prime Minister David Cameron and other senior policymakers will discuss on Monday how Greece's debt crisis might affect UK banking and whether it might need to help British holidaymakers and residents there. Cameron's spokeswoman said he would chair a meeting attended by Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and senior ministers including...

  • SOFIA/ SKOPJE, June 29- Petar Bakhchevanov withdrew some cash from an ATM in Bulgaria's capital on Monday as a test to make sure the deepening debt crisis in neighbouring Greece had not spread to the Greek-owned bank where he keeps his savings. Millions of people in ex-Communist Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Serbia and Romania have deposits in banks owned by Greek...

  • China continues rate cuts Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    China continues rate cuts

    China's Central Bank cuts rates for the fourth time since November to help support its struggling economy.


  • Greece banks shutting down Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Greece banks shutting down

    Greece's banks and stock market shut down after the country's debt talks collapse.

  • ATHENS, June 29- Greeks struggled to adjust to shuttered banks, closed cash machines and a climate of rumours and conspiracy theories on Monday as a breakdown in talks between Athens and its creditors plunged the country deep into crisis. Their imposition capped a dramatic weekend for Greece that has pushed the country towards a likely default on 1.6 billion...

  • LONDON/ FRANKFURT, June 29- Henrik Aslaksen, global head of mergers and acquisitions at Deutsche Bank, is to leave the company, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday. Aslaksen had been at Deutsche Bank since 2002, according to his LinkedIn profile. Deutsche Bank declined to comment.

  • Wall Street seen lower as Greek crisis rocks markets Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 8:12 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures fell sharply on Monday, tracking European and Asian markets downwards, as the Greek crisis entered a new chapter after the instigation of capital controls.

  • *Athens stock market shut through July 6. ATHENS, June 29- Greeks woke up to shuttered banks, closed cash machines and a climate of rumours and conspiracy theories on Monday as a breakdown in talks between Athens and its creditors plunged the country deep into crisis. Greece has less than 48 hours to pay back 1.6 billion euros of International Monetary Fund loans,...

  • LONDON, June 29- European bank shares stumbled towards their biggest daily fall for four years on Monday, led by big lenders in Italy, Spain and France, after Greece closed its banks and imposed capital controls as it faced the prospect of leaving the eurozone. Greece plans to hold a referendum next Sunday on the terms of a bailout plan from creditors, which prompted...

  • Greece reels in shock as banks shut Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 3:06 AM ET

    ATHENS, June 29- Greeks woke up to shuttered banks, closed cash machines and a climate of rumors and conspiracy theories on Monday as a breakdown in talks between Athens and its creditors pushed the austerity-battered country to the brink. After receiving no extra emergency funding for Greek lenders from the European Central Bank, Prime Minister Alexis...

  • NY bank watchdog sinks teeth into Isdafix rigging Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 2:49 AM ET

    New York's banking regulator is probing an emerging benchmark trading scandal, the FT reports.

  • Will HSBC or Standard Chartered leave the UK? Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 2:30 AM ET
    Will HSBC or Standard Chartered leave the UK?

    Brian Caplen, editor of The Banker, discusses the U.K. banking sector and whether the controversial bank levy may be lifted.

  • China's banks top world rankings Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 2:15 AM ET
    China's banks top world rankings

    Brian Caplen, editor of The Banker, talks about China's banking model and why it is proving successful.

  • *Greece imposes bank holidays to stop bank runs. TOKYO, June 29- The euro fell almost 2 percent on Monday and European share markets looked set to eclipse big declines in Asia, as investors were spooked by the spectre of a Greek debt default which forced Athens to shut down its banks to prevent a run on deposits. With the prospect of Greece being forced out of the euro in...

  • China asserts soft power with largest AIIB stake Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 12:44 AM ET
    Investors look at computer screens showing stock information at a brokerage house in Qingdao, Shandong province, China.

    China will hold a 30.34 percent stake in the AIIB, making Beijing the largest shareholder that will project the country's growing soft power.

  • --Clyde Russell is a Reuters columnist. LAUNCESTON, Australia, June 29- With the focus on whether Greece will or won't default on its debts or even stay within the euro zone, the important news of China easing its monetary policy again has been largely sidelined. China's central bank cut lending rates for the fourth time since November, while also trimming the amount...

  • SHANGHAI, June 29- A 20 percent fall in Chinese stocks over the past two weeks, mainly blamed on a flood of initial public offerings, highlights the risks that regulators face as they try to use the stock market to support the slowing economy. "The government appears eager to maintain a bull market to expand the capital market and reduce reliance on bank lending,"...

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