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  • HONG KONG, April 27- A move by British banking giant HSBC to relocate its headquarters back to Hong Kong would present major challenges to the city's banking watchdog, regulatory experts said. HSBC's $2.6 trillion balance sheet is nearly eight times the size of Hong Kong's economic output. HSBC said on Friday it had ordered a review into whether it should move its...

  • *Investors eye Fed, Bank of Japan meetings this week. LONDON, April 27- World shares hit a new high on Monday, with European stocks joining the rally after early falls, as investors looked ahead to central bank meetings this week and put aside worries over Greece. Deutsche Bank, down 3.8 percent, took its toll on the index as investors gave a big strategic overhaul under...

  • LONDON, April 27- Deutsche Bank's plan to jettison much of its German retail bank and withdraw from one in ten countries sees it join a growing list of banks choosing to shrink and simplify to survive. HSBC has already sold or shut 77 businesses and could yet dispose of big operations in Brazil or Turkey. Credit Suisse's incoming CEO Tidjane Thiam is expected to cut...

  • *To exit 7-10 countries but invest in India, China. FRANKFURT, April 27- Deutsche Bank will cut 200 billion euros in investment bank assets and exit a tenth of the countries in which it operates as part of a restructuring programme designed to boost earnings and cut risk. After sticking with its costly universal banking model in the aftermath of the financial...

  • Deutsche Bank CEO eyes 'smaller, leaner' operation Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 7:53 AM ET
    Anshu Jain, co-CEO of Deutsche Bank, was Europe's best-paid banking executive in 2013

    Deutsche Bank announced a major overhaul in an effort to deliver savings Monday, which would cost a one-off $4 billion to achieve.

  • DBS: Q2 to yield better results Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 12:33 AM ET
    DBS: Q2 to yield better results

    Piyush Gupta, CEO of DBS Group, says the bank's net interest margins in the rest of the year should improve from the first-quarter.

  • Top Japanese bank moves into Myanmar Sunday, 26 Apr 2015 | 10:32 PM ET
    Top Japanese bank moves into Myanmar

    Go Watanabe, Managing Executive Officer, CEO-Asia & Oceania at The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, explains the bank's decision to open a branch in Yangon.

  • *Canon, Fanuc among companies reporting earnings Mon. TOKYO, April 27- Japanese stocks were flat in a choppy Monday morning as investors were cautious amid the earnings season and ahead of some key events later this week, including central bank meetings in Japan and the United States. "The Nikkei will likely stay directionless this week," said Nobuhiko Kuramochi, a...

  • TOKYO, April 27- Asian shares scaled seven-year highs following stellar earnings from a few U.S. hi-tech giants, but investors were cautious ahead of central bank meetings this week in the U.S. and Japan and on apparent deadlock in Greece's talks with creditors. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was rose 0.3 percent in early trade...

  • DBS beats with 10% rise in first quarter net profit Sunday, 26 Apr 2015 | 9:01 PM ET

    DBS Group, on Monday posted a 10 percent jump in core first-quarter net profit, above analysts' estimates.

  • LONDON, April 26- Most central banks have been easing policy since the start of the year and are set to do more, but it still isn't clear whether that new activism, which has pushed stock markets to record highs, will help the global economy much. Federal Reserve, the Bank of Japan and Sweden's Riksbank, which all have turned to government bond purchases as stimulus...

  • SHANGHAI/ HONG KONG, April 26- Bankers at China's top state lenders are quitting in increasing numbers because of cuts to their pay and perks, and moving to a new breed of financial firms such as leasing companies, trusts and online platforms, bankers and headhunters say. "In the past we wouldn't see CVs from the state sector, but now we do," said Maggy Fang, managing...

  • BERLIN, April 25- The head of Germany's Bundesbank said on Saturday he had misgivings about granting emergency funding to Greece as the liquidity situation at the country's banks has not improved. Jens Weidmann was speaking at a press event with German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble after a meeting of euro zone finance ministers in Riga.

  • FRANKFURT, April 24- Deutsche Bank will cut back investment banking, sell its Postbank retail chain via a public share offering and reduce costs, the group said late on Friday, in a restructuring plan designed to boost profits. Germany's largest bank is under pressure to revive its performance as new regulations, legal headaches and weak markets eat into returns...

  • April 24- SunTrust Banks Inc, Apollo Global Management and Ares Management LP are considering offers for buying General Electric Co's unit that lends to private-equity firms in the United States, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter. GE is working with Citigroup Inc to sell the business, which is expected to be worth $10 billion, the...

  • BRASILIA, April 24- Brazilian interest rates are set to rise sharply again next week, a Reuters poll showed on Friday, as the central bank attempts to boost its inflation-fighting credentials even as signs of a recession continue to grow. Forty-two of the 48 economists surveyed in the poll expect policymakers to raise the benchmark Selic rate by 50 basis points...

  • LAGOS, April 24- Nigeria's central bank ordered banks on Friday to crack down on borrowers with non-performing loans in a move aimed at avoiding a repeat of a 2009 industry bailout that cost the government $4 billion. A sharp drop in the global price of oil, Nigeria's main export, has triggered a currency crisis in Africa's largest economy and strained...

  • *Euro zone banks best relative value since 2012- Barclays. LONDON, April 24- European banking shares, shunned by investors after the lenders accrued a spate of expensive fines and were hit by restrictive new regulation, are attracting interest again as the outlook for lending improves and valuations look to be bottoming out. Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs said...

  • The trade, known as Alexandria, is at the heart of a scandal that rocked Monte dei Paschi in 2012 just as it was being hit hard by the euro zone debt crisis. The bank emerged as the weakest lender in a Europe- wide review of lenders last year and has been told by the European Central Bank to close the Alexandria trade because its exposure to Nomura breaches regulatory...

  • HSBC to relocate to Hong Kong? Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 11:10 AM ET
    HSBC to relocate to Hong Kong?

    HSBC Chairman Douglas Flint told CNBC that Hong Kong would be an attractive location if the bank moved its headquarters.

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