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  • LONDON, May 25- Global regulators will soon finalize a suite of rules to ensure banks across the world hold enough capital to withstand rocky markets without taxpayer aid, one of their top officials said on Thursday. President Donald Trump's call to ease regulation on banks to try to boost lending to the economy, and threats by the European Union to stop the new...

  • LONDON, May 25- Global regulators will soon finalise a suite of rules to ensure banks across the world hold enough capital to withstand rocky markets without taxpayer aid, one of their top officials said on Thursday. President Donald Trump's call to ease regulation on banks to try to boost lending to the economy, and threats by the European Union to stop the new...

  • TORONTO, May 25- Canada's main stock index rose in early trading on Thursday, boosted by sharp gains for shares of major banks whose quarterly earnings impressed investors. Canada's second-largest lender, Toronto-Dominion Bank, was up 2.2 percent at C $64.45. At 10:12 a.m. ET, the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 64.37 points, or 0.42...

  • A customer signs for a purchase with a chip credit card at a Wal-Mart location in Burbank, California.

    House Republicans had planned to repeal the Durbin amendment, a measure opposed by banks but supported by merchants.

  • ROME/ MILAN, May 25- Italy's economy minister sought to reassure investors on Thursday that they will not be hit in a rescue of two ailing regional banks, Popolare di Vicenza and Veneto Banca, after fears of a "bail-in" hit the lenders' debt. Italy has been seeking European Union approval for months to rescue the two banks based in the northeastern Veneto region and...

  • LONDON, May 25- Global regulators will soon finalize a suite of rules to ensure banks hold enough capital to withstand rocky markets without taxpayer aid, one of their top officials said on Thursday. President Donald Trump's call to ease regulation on banks in a bid to boost lending to the economy, and threats by the European Union to stop the new rules if they...

  • LONDON, May 25- Global regulators will soon finalise a suite of rules to ensure banks hold enough capital to withstand rocky markets without taxpayer aid, one of their top officials said on Thursday. President Donald Trump's call to ease regulation on banks in a bid to boost lending to the economy, and threats by the European Union to stop the new rules if they...

  • MILAN, May 25- Italy is working with European authorities to find a rapid solution for troubled regional banks Popolare di Vicenza and Veneto Banca, the government said, as investors worried that the lenders may fail to get the state aid they have requested. Italy has been in talks with Brussels for months over its plans to rescue the two banks based in the...

  • TORONTO, May 25- Royal Bank of Canada reported an 11 percent increase in second quarter earnings, beating market forecasts, helped by a strong performance in its capital markets and wealth management businesses. Canada's biggest lender by assets and market value on Thursday said earnings per share, excluding one-off items, rose to C $1.85 per share in the...

  • LONDON, May 25- Borrowing costs across the euro area fell on Thursday on further signs that major central banks are wary of stepping back from ultra-loose monetary policies too quickly. Bank of Japan board member Makoto Sakurai on Thursday ruled out the chance of an imminent hike in the BOJ's bond yield target, stressing the need to maintain its massive stimulus...

  • LONDON, May 25- On U.S. election day last November, banking executive David Puth stood in line behind Woody Allen to vote in his Manhattan neighbourhood and then got on a plane to be shouted at for the rest of the day by a group of rich fund managers. "It was hostile," he says.

  • LONDON, May 25- On U.S. election day last November, banking executive David Puth stood in line behind Woody Allen to vote in his Manhattan neighborhood and then got on a plane to be shouted at for the rest of the day by a group of rich fund managers. "It was hostile," he says.

  • LONDON, May 25- The dollar was on the defensive on Thursday, with investors low on incentives to buy the greenback after the Federal Reserve dialled down some expectations that it would hike interest rates soon, while the euro began to climb back towards a 6-1/ 2- month high. The minutes were seen to indicate heightened Fed caution towards interest rate hikes and...

  • LONDON, May 25- Borrowing costs across the euro area fell on Thursday on further signs that major central banks are wary of stepping back from ultra-loose monetary policies too quickly. Bank of Japan board member Makoto Sakurai meanwhile on Thursday ruled out the chance of an imminent hike in the central bank's bond yield target, stressing the need to maintain...

  • LONDON, May 25- European shares clung on to gains in early deals on Thursday helped by firmer banking shares and as corporate deals activity, after French aero firms Safran and Zodiac finally striking a deal, continued apace. The pan-European STOXX 600 index rose 0.1 percent, on track for a third straight day of gains, helped by a rise among banks.

  • Unlikely to get substantial outcome from Democrats' letter to Deutsche Bank

    CNBC's Annette Weisbach reports on news that the U.S. Democratic Party is requesting that Deutsche Bank provide transparency on loans to U.S. President Donald Trump.

  • HONG KONG, May 25- ChemChina has raised $20 billion in perpetual bonds and preferred shares to finance its acquisition of Swiss seeds maker Syngenta, according to a regulatory filing by the state-owned Chinese company. Bank of China has invested $10 billion via a perpetual bond, making the Chinese lender the single largest financier in the $44 billion deal,...

  • HONG KONG, May 25- ChemChina has raised $20 billion in perpetual bonds and preferred shares to finance its acquisition of Swiss seeds maker Syngenta, according to a regulatory filing by the state-owned Chinese company. Bank of China has invested $10 billion via a perpetual bond, making the Chinese lender the single largest financier in the $44 billion deal,...

  • TOKYO, May 25- The dollar was on the defensive on Thursday after the Federal Reserve dialled down on some of the more hawkish policy expectations in the market, while the euro edged back up towards a 6-1/ 2- month high. The minutes were seen to indicate heightened Fed caution towards interest rate hikes and took the wind out of an earlier bounce by the dollar, which had...

  • SEOUL, May 25- Following is the full text of the statement released by the Bank of Korea in English after the central bank kept interest rates unchanged at on Thursday. "The Monetary Policy Board of the Bank of Korea decided today to leave the Base Rate unchanged at 1.25 percent for the intermeeting period." "Based on currently available information the Board...

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