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Commercial Banks


  • UK Banks to Pay Hefty Price for New Regulation Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 10:49 AM ET

    British banks could pay up to a quarter more to be supervised as two new watchdogs adopt more intrusive regulation and impose higher fines which will be paid into the coffers of cash-strapped government.

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    Bank chiefs at HBOS, once one of Britain's biggest banks, were condemned as a "model of self-delusion", in a damming report by Britain's Banking Standards Commission on Friday.

  • China Banks Set for Tough Year Ahead: Pro Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 9:35 PM ET
    Expect More Downside Ahead for China Banks

    Ivan Li, Deputy Head of Hong Kong Research at Kim Eng Securities believes slow loan growth and margin pressure will reduce growth prospects, but he adds that 2013 may not be as bad as 2012.

  • All Cyprus Banks to Remain Closed Until Thursday Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 6:11 PM ET

    Cyprus banks were supposed to re-open on Tuesday but the island nation late Monday ordered all banks to remain closed until Thursday.

  • Markets Jarred by Mixed Message From Europe Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 3:14 PM ET
    Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem

    Global markets took a roller-coaster ride after a European official's comments sparked fear that the new normal in Europe will be hitting up a bank's own customers in a bailout.

  • Credit Suisse CEO: More Tough Times Ahead for Financials

    Pay for Credit Suisse Chief Executive Brady Dougan rose by more than one third to 7.77 million Swiss francs ($8.22 million) in 2012, the Swiss bank said on Friday.

  • The Unknown Costs of Dodd-Frank Banking Regulations Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 2:38 PM ET
    Capitol Building

    A recent study out of the FDIC makes it clear that no one has any idea what compliance with financial regulations, including the Dodd-Frank financial reforms, actually costs.

  • Ex-JPMorgan Exec Blames Others for 'Whale' Loss Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 4:05 PM ET
    Ina Drew, former chief investment officer with JPMorgan Chase & Co., center, arrives to a Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations hearing

    Ina Drew, the former JPMorgan Chase executive in charge of the unit that harbored the disastrous "London Whale" trades, blamed others for deceiving her.

  • Regulation Still A Hurdle For Banks: Analyst Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 6:15 PM ET
    Regulation Still A Hurdle For Banks: Analyst

    Bill Smith, CEO & Senior Portfolio Manager at SAM Advisors, reacts to the Fed's stress test on U.S. banks, and explains why banks will continue to be hobbled by stringent regulations.

  • Is It Time for Private Banks to Issue Currency? Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 2:37 AM ET

    Sterling has lost over 90 percent of its value since the 1970s: hardly a good advertisement for the stability of public money. So why is it only central banks that have the right to print money? Why can't any bank print it?

  • How Royal Bank of Scotland Returned to Health Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 9:33 PM ET
    RBS' Return to Health

    John McCormick, Chairman, Asia Pacific at RBS discusses the bank's return to health after Bank of England Governor Mervyn King recommended splitting RBS into a 'good' and 'bad' bank last week.

  • US Financials Are A Long Term Bet: Pro Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 5:13 PM ET
    U.S. Financials Are A Long Term Bet: Pro

    Scott Redler, Chief Strategic Officer at T3live.com, reveals how to trade U.S financials which he thinks have room to move higher.

  • Facing 'Critical Mass,' Goldman Slows Promotions Path Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 12:58 PM ET

    In an internal memo by Goldman the investment bank said it will name a new class of managing directors every two years, instead of on an annual basis, beginning in 2013.

  • US Banks and Traders Wary of Two-Step Stress Test Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 6:05 AM ET
    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke during his Senate testimony Tuesday.

    Investors in U.S. bank stocks may be in for a volatile ride over the next two weeks as the Federal Reserve releases results of its annual stress tests of bank capital in two steps.

  • StanChart CEO on Why Bonus Clampdown is Unfair Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 6:42 PM ET
    Emerging Markets Key to Profits: StanChart

    Jaspal Bindra, Asia CEO at Standard Chartered, tells CNBC how the bank managed to post a $6 billion profit despite being hit by a whopping $667 million fine for violating U.S sanctions.

  • Who's Left Behind in Dow’s Record Rally? Banks Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 9:53 AM ET

    As the Dow roars into record territory, there's one sector that's nowhere near its glory days: Financials.

  • Goldman Sachs is trying to work around a financial reform regulation to keep investing in the profitable business of buying and selling companies.

  • Understanding China's Mixed Policy Signals Sunday, 3 Mar 2013 | 9:16 PM ET
    Understanding China's Mixed Policy Signals

    Paul Krake, Founder, View from the Peak discusses the "borderline comical" nature of China's on-again and off-again tightening measures and explains why he is bearish on Shanghai equities.

  • Barclays Sees Opportunity in Africa: CEO Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 9:31 PM ET

    Barclays is committed to its investment-banking business and sees opportunity in Africa, CEO Antony Jenkins told CNBC's "Closing Bell" on Friday.

  • Silvio Berlusconi

    The president of the European Parliament, warned Italians on Thursday not to back the scandal-ridden media tycoon at the ballot box.