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  • Why HSBC's Results Are Not as Good as They Seem Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 8:15 AM ET

    Investors cheered HSBC first quarter results on Tuesday, but analysts said the bank's profit-beat was misleading, and recommended RBS and Lloyds shares.

  • RBS Set for Return to Profit, BNP Paribas to Slide Friday, 3 May 2013 | 12:51 AM ET

    Royal Bank of Scotland is expected to report its first quarterly profit in 18 months on Friday, the fruit of efforts to focus on bread and butter lending.

  • Australian Banks to Enjoy Further Gains: Pro  Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 11:05 PM ET

    Lachlan Colquhoun, Head of Markets Analysis at East and Partners outlines how factors like cost-cutting are helping spur solid earnings results from Australia's 'big four' lenders.

  • Banking Giants Earnings Battle: And the Winner Is… Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 5:08 AM ET

    With banking behemoths UBS and Deutsche Bank announcing strong quarterly profit growth Tuesday, strategists face off on which bank is likely to trump its rivals over the long term in the volatile banking sector.

  • More Upside Ahead for Australia's 'Big Four' Banks  Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 11:05 PM ET

    David Ellis, Head of Australian Banking Research at Morningstar Australasia says that despite modest credit growth, Australia's top lenders can generate solid earnings-per-share growth.

  • Citigroup Meeting: What a Difference a Year Makes Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 4:22 PM ET

    In a marked difference to prior annual meetings, Citigroup shareholders praised management and the board on Wednesday for revitalizing the bank's strategy.

  • Chinese Banks Win If US Banks Break Up: Bove Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 11:21 AM ET
    Richard Bove of Rafferty Capital Markets.

    Breaking up "too big to fail" banks could allow Chinese banks to top financial system, banking analyst Bove told CNBC.

  • Bank Shares 'Dragged Along' by the Market  Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Simon Maughan, financials sector strategist at Olivetree Financial Group, tells CNBC that the banking sector is being "dragged along" by the market and questions why anyone would want to own bank shares.

  • Ample Credit Triggers Surge in China Bank Lending Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 10:44 PM ET

    Chinese banks made $171 billion of new local currency loans in March, central bank data showed on Thursday, well above market expectations and adding to evidence of an economic recovery being fueled by ample credit.

  • 4 Mid-Cap Bank Stock Value Plays From UBS Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 4:40 PM ET

    Bank stock investors are braced for a disappointing first quarter, but there is still plenty of value in select mid-cap names. TheStreet.com takes a closer look.

  • 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.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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

    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?