Commercial Banks


  • 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?

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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Santander Cuts Botin’s Pay as Profits Slump Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 5:40 AM ET

    Spanish lender Santander shrank its directors' pay by almost 35 percent in 2012 as profits fell, with Chairman Emilio Botin taking one of the bigger cuts in remuneration among top executives.

  • Don’t Blink, or You’ll Miss Another Big Bailout Saturday, 16 Feb 2013 | 4:44 PM ET
    Bank of America

    A deal involving Bank of America shows how bank bailouts have continued, even if in a much quieter form than in the depths of the financial crisis.

  • Commerzbank Sets Aside More Money for Bad Loans Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Commerzbank, Germany's second-biggest lender, said it would set aside slightly more money for bad loans this year as the economic environment deteriorates.