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  • France sets $1.1B bail in HSBC Swiss tax probe Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 12:01 PM ET

    French magistrates have ordered HSBC to post a 1 billion euro bail to cover a potential fine after the bank was put under investigation.

  • *Creditors want Greece to make economic reforms before funds. BRUSSELS/ ATHENS, April 9- Greece made a crucial payment to the International Monetary Fund and won extra emergency lending for its banks on Thursday but it remained unclear whether Athens can satisfy sceptical creditors on economic reforms before it runs out of money. Euro zone partners gave Greece...

  • LONDON, April 9- Gold retreated for a third straight session on Thursday on a stronger dollar after Federal Reserve officials kept alive expectations for an interest rate rise some time this year despite recent weak economic data. New York Fed President William Dudley and Fed Governor Jerome Powell on Wednesday sketched out scenarios in which the central...

  • *Polish regulator in standoff with Raiffeisen. WARSAW, April 9- Austria's Raiffeisen Bank International has hit an obstacle in the shape of Andrzej Jakubiak, the Polish regulator who has already frustrated the plans of some of Europe's biggest lenders. The standoffs with the likes of Santander, the euro zone's biggest bank, also reflect self-confidence in a...

  • *China fund managers chase Hong Kong to new 7- year high. TOKYO, April 9- Asian stocks rose on Thursday, extending the previous session's gains, while the dollar drew support from minutes of the Federal Reserve's last meeting showing the U.S. central bank was still on course to hike interest rates this year. Financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE 100 to...

  • *Japan investors sold net Y3.1 trln foreign bonds last week. SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, April 9- The dollar touched a one-week high on Thursday, having enjoyed another leg up after two influential Federal Reserve officials kept alive expectations for a hike in interest rates sometime this year. Still, the chance of a hike at all this year is a stark contrast to Europe and...

  • SINGAPORE, April 9- Gold retreated for the third session in a row on Thursday after comments from Federal Reserve officials and minutes of the U.S. central bank's meeting last month suggested that a rate increase in June remained on the cards despite recent weak data. "The near-term outlook for gold looks weak, with the path of least resistance lower," said HSBC...

  • BEIJING, April 9- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's affiliate Ant Financial will launch its planned online bank called MYbank in June, a group executive said on Thursday, as China's internet companies increasingly encroach upon the turf of traditional banks. It comes after Alibaba's arch-rival Tencent Holdings Ltd's own internet bank, WeBank, began trial...

  • SEOUL, April 9- South Korea's central bank kept interest rates untouched on Thursday, as forecast, as the bank widely expected to pause before easing again in a follow-up to its March rate cut. Thirty-two out of 34 analysts polled by Reuters ahead of the decision forecast the Bank of Korea would hold interest rates on Thursday: The bank is known to make successive...

  • S.Korea c.bank holds rates in April, cut seen later Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 9:11 PM ET

    SEOUL, April 9- South Korea's central bank kept interest rates untouched on Thursday, as forecast, as the bank was widely expectedly to pause before easing again in a follow-up to its March rate cut. The Bank of Korea's monetary policy committee held its base rate steady at 1.75 percent, a media official said without elaborating. Governor Lee Ju- yeol is due to hold a...

  • SINGAPORE, April 9- Gold retreated for a third session in a row on Thursday after comments from Federal Reserve officials and minutes of the U.S. central bank's meeting last month suggested that a rate increase in June remained on the cards despite recent weak data. *Spot gold was off 0.1 percent at $1,201 an ounce by 0022 GMT. *Newmont Mining Corp said it will go ahead...

  • SYDNEY, April 9- The dollar hovered at one-week highs early on Thursday, having enjoyed another leg up after two influential Federal Reserve officials kept alive expectations for a hike in interest rates sometime this year. New York Fed President William Dudley and Fed Governor Jerome Powell on Wednesday sketched out scenarios in which the central bank could...

  • Dimon: Another crisis is inevitable Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 9:08 AM ET
    Jamie Dimon

    JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon defended the financial firm's size on Wednesday, saying "larger does not necessarily mean more risky."

  • April 8- U.S. stocks ended a volatile session with modest gains on Wednesday after minutes from a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting indicated that the central bank remained on track for a rate hike this year. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 27.09 points, or 0.15 percent, to 17,902.51, the S&P 500 gained 5.57 points, or 0.27 percent, to 2,081.9 and the Nasdaq Composite...

  • NEW YORK, April 8- The dollar rose on Wednesday, gaining against other leading currencies for a third day, as Federal Reserve minutes showed that U.S. policymakers were readying for a possible interest rate hike during 2015.. The euro sank below $1.08 and was last off 0.25 percent at $1.0787, while the dollar was last at 120.10 yen, off 0.14 percent for the day but...

  • NEW YORK, April 8- U.S. short-term Treasury yields climbed to one-week peaks on Wednesday after minutes from the last Federal Reserve meeting suggested the U.S. central bank could still raise interest rates this year despite evidence of slower economic growth. "I would be surprised if the Fed delays the rate hike to 2016," said Dan Heckman, senior fixed income...

  • NEW YORK, April 8- The Federal Reserve could still hike interest rates in June despite weak recent U.S. data and investor skepticism, two influential officials with the central bank said on Wednesday, putting the spotlight squarely on the economy's performance in the next two months. But New York Fed President William Dudley and Fed Governor Jerome Powell on...

  • Federal Reserve officials acknowledged risks from overseas and a weak start to the year at their March meeting but remained confident enough in the strength of the recovery to continue laying the groundwork for an interest rate hike later this year, according to minutes from the meeting released on Wednesday. The meeting concluded with the Fed opening the...

  • NEW YORK, April 8- Two influential Federal Reserve officials said they could still hike U.S. interest rates in June despite weak recent economic data and skepticism among investors, putting the spotlight squarely on the economy's performance over the next two months. But on Wednesday, New York Fed President William Dudley and Fed Governor Jerome Powell...

  • S&P analyst talks UK banking Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    S&P analyst talks UK banking

    New data shows that loan losses across U.K. banks were exceptionally low in 2014, in a trend that is expected to continue in 2015. Nigel Greenwood of Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, discusses the performance of various asset classes for bank loans.

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