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  • ECB raises Greek bank aid ceiling: Reports Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 12:26 PM ET
    People are seen in front of a Eurobank branch in Athens, Greece, March 19, 2015.

    The European Central Bank raised the ceiling on Greece's liquidity assistance to 84.1 billion euros, according to reports.

  • FOREX-Dollar up against yen as Fed winds up policy session Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 11:18 AM ET

    NEW YORK, June 17- The dollar strengthened against the yen on Wednesday, buoyed by higher U.S. bond yields, as investors awaited a Federal Reserve statement that may signal policymakers are near to hiking short-term interest rates. The dollar also rose against the Australian and New Zealand currencies, which like the yen are especially sensitive to shifts in...

  • Restrictions lifted in 'robosigning' case Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 11:07 AM ET
    Restrictions lifted in 'robosigning' case

    Restrictions placed on certain banks for mortgage "robo-signing" will lift as the firms have taken steps to fix their processes and pay restitution, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency said Wednesday. CNBC's Diana Olick reports.

  • MUMBAI, June 17- Indian microfinance company Bandhan Financial Services said on Wednesday it would launch banking operations in August, making it the newest lender in the country which seeks to make banking more accessible to its rural population. Bandhan and Mumbai- based financial company IDFC Ltd were the only two companies to be granted bank permits last...

  • Govt lifts 'robosigning' restrictions on certain banks Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Pedestrians walk in front of Wells Fargo headquarters in San Francisco, California.

    Restrictions against some firms stemmed from foreclosures that had not actually been reviewed before signing.

  • Goldman to summer interns: Go home at night! Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 9:27 AM ET
    Traders work at the Goldman Sachs booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Goldman Sachs has told its summer investment banking interns not to stay in the office overnight in a bid to improve working conditions for its junior staff.

  • BEIJING, June 17- China's cabinet has allowed Bank of Communications to look into taking on more private shareholding as part of the government's push to reform state-owned lenders struggling with a spike in bad loans in a slowing economy. HSBC is the largest foreign shareholder in BoCom, with a 19 percent stake, but the plan also did not mention anything about...

  • LONDON, June 17- The dollar rose against the yen and Antipodean currencies on Wednesday, as investors awaited a Federal Reserve statement that could bolster bets that interest rates will rise for the first time in almost a decade in September. The Swiss franc, meanwhile, rallied across the board, climbing to a two-week high against the euro as fears that...

  • PRECIOUS-Gold edges lower ahead of Fed statement Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 6:19 AM ET

    LONDON, June 17- Gold edged lower on Wednesday as cautious investors awaited a Federal Reserve statement that could give clues on the timing of a U.S. interest rate increase. Platinum fell to its lowest since April 2009 at $1,068.75 an ounce, trading at the cheapest to gold since 2012, with a discount of more than $100 to the yellow metal. "The Fed policy move will be...

  • European shares steady, focus on Federal Reserve Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 5:08 AM ET

    *Coloplast slips on negative broker comments. *Telecom Italia up on report Vivendi to increase stake. Danish medical equipment maker Coloplast was the biggest faller after a string of banks cut their target price for the stock, a day after the company lowered its guidance for 2014/ 15. Its shares fell 2.8 percent, having dropped 7.8 percent in the previous session.

  • BEIJING, June 17- China's cabinet has allowed Bank of Communications, the country's fifth-biggest lender, to introduce more private shareholding as part of Beijing's financial reforms to revitalize state-owned banks. BoCom was the first of China's big five state-owned lenders to start reforms under Beijing's two-year-long overhaul of its hugely...

  • SINGAPORE, June 17- Gold added to overnight losses to hover near $1,180 an ounce on Wednesday as investors waited for a Federal Reserve statement for clues on the timing of a U.S. interest rate hike. Spot gold had eased 0.1 percent to $1,179.76 an ounce All eyes will be on the Fed's statement due at 1800 GMT after the Federal Open Market Committee's two-day policy...

  • *Asia markets mixed, China shares trampled in IPO rush. SYDNEY, June 17- Asia share markets turned mixed while the dollar flatlined on Wednesday as tension mounted before the Federal Reserve delivers views on the U.S. economy that could shed light on when U.S. interest rates are likely to rise. MSCI's index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.4 percent...

  • SINGAPORE, June 17- Gold added to small overnight losses to hover near $1,180 an ounce on Wednesday as the dollar firmed and investors waited for a Federal Reserve statement later in the session for clues on the timing of a U.S. interest rate hike. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accused Greece's creditors on Tuesday of trying to "humiliate" Greeks with more cuts as...

  • June 16- Credit card issuer Discover Financial Services said it would close its mortgage origination business and cut about 460 related jobs to focus on its direct banking products. Discover Financial, which acquired the mortgage origination business in 2012, said it would continue to originate home equity loans through Discover Bank.

  • NEW YORK, June 16- The dollar rose against the euro on Tuesday, as worries Greece was tilting towards debt default dragged on the euro and U.S. housing data encouraged speculation that the Federal Reserve will soon raise interest rates. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras lashed out at Greece's creditors, accusing them of trying to "humiliate" Greeks and defying...

  • At stake in a financial meltdown: $26 trillion? Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 2:36 PM ET
    Stacks of cash dollars

    As the system keeps getting bigger, so does the amount for which taxpayers, in an extreme case, would be exposed should things go haywire again.

  • Goldman's online lending could be effective: Pro Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 2:15 PM ET
    Goldman's online lending could be effective: Pro

    Eric Wasserstrom, Guggenheim Securities, weighs in on Goldman Sachs online lending service for consumers and small businesses.

  • Bove: Watch the Fed's hidden policy Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 2:24 PM ET
    Dick Bove

    Dick Bove says one major impact of the Fed's actions on monetary policy is hardly ever discussed. He reveals it here.

  • WASHINGTON, June 16- The U.S. Unlike Wall Street banks that are subject to Fed oversight, large insurance firms such as MetLife and Prudential are overseen by a multitude of state regulators, and there are no nationwide rules that determine how much risk they can take on. This came to light when insurance giant AIG collapsed in 2008 because of risky bets made by a...

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