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  • Banks Face an Uncertain 2013: BankUnited CEO Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 11:54 AM ET

    The banking industry faces an uncertain regulatory environment in 2013 as Dodd-Frank rules continue to be written but big bank stocks could continue to perform well even after a strong 2012, BankUnited CEO John Kanas told CNBC on Thursday.

  • David Marshall, Senior Analyst, Asia-Pacific Financials, CreditSights says that Europe's outlook remains sanguine with hopes pinned on more refinancing, but the environment for bank profitability is shrouded in doubts.

  • Outlook for Chinese Banks in 2013     Tuesday, 25 Dec 2012 | 7:15 PM ET

    David Marshall, Senior Analyst, Asia-Pacific Financials, CreditSights is positive that Chinese banks can maintain their earnings in 2013, but risks remain with shadow banking and transparency issues.

  • Getco and Knight Capital to Merge in $1.4 Billion Deal Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 1:09 PM ET

    Knight Capital Group said it will be acquired by rival electronic trading firm Getco Holdings in a cash-and-stock deal that the companies valued at $1.4 billion.

  • UBS Traders' 'Humongous' Libor-Fixing Boasts Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 6:59 AM ET
    Two young businessmen drinking champagne at bar counter

    The scale of Libor manipulation at Swiss bank UBS was laid bare today in documents published by U.K. authorities which showed one trader openly boasting of keeping the benchmark rate artificially low.

  • Bank Stocks Offer the Best Potential in Years: Whitney Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012 | 3:40 PM ET
    Meredith Whitney

    Big bank stocks are poised to post double-digit gains, analyst Meredith Whitney told CNBC.

  • Jefferies Sees Higher Fourth-Quarter Earnings Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012 | 8:31 AM ET
    Jefferies Group

    Jefferies Group said fourth quarter earnings rose on strong performance in its fixed income unit.

  • Asia's Hot Spot for Bank Jobs Gets Tough—for Expats Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 10:24 PM ET

    One of the key destinations for financial jobs, Singapore is fast losing its lure as bank layoffs threaten the once robust job market in this Southeast Asian city state.

  • Goldman’s Blankfein in Warning Over Cuts Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | 11:22 PM ET
    Lloyd Blankfein

    The financial industry should not go “overboard” in cutting costs in reaction to current market conditions, the chief executive of Goldman Sachs has warned, a day before the bank is poised to announce one of its smallest ever groups of new partners. The FT reports.

  • Rebuilding The Structure of America’s Economy Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 1:45 PM ET

    In theory, banks are supposed to be overflowing with tellers, ATMs and loan officers. In reality, they are increasingly focused on servicing legal claims.

  • Your Bank Accounts: Are They Really Insured? Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | 3:53 PM ET
    Bank Vault

    Banks once offered simple checking and savings accounts. Now they offer brokerage accounts and other financial products. How do you know what's FDIC-insured?

  • Surging Thai Bank Shares to Jump a Further 30%: Nomura Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 2:01 AM ET
    Bangkok Bank

    Thailand’s rising banking shares could jump a further 30 percent over the next 12 months as profitability soars on strong investment and corporate lending growth, according to Japanese brokerage Nomura.

  • "I think it is very encouraging that the banks are still posting profits because it means that the book values will go up, that the equity base is building up and most of the banks are not priced for them to make profits, so I think we are looking for a positive earnings round in this respect," Dirk Becker is head of banking sector research at Kepler Capital Markets, told CNBC.

  • An international response is needed to the issue of the manipulation of the Libor to ensure that cartel behavior is not possible, Sharon Bowles, Liberal Democrat MEP for South East England and chair of the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, told CNBC on Friday.

  • More Regulation for Banks Not Excluded     Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 11:15 AM ET

    The Financial Services Authority's agreement with banks that they will pay compensation for mis-selling interest rate hedging products is not a guarantee that more regulation for banks isn't on the way, Martin Wheatley, head of financial conduct at the FSA, told CNBC.

  • International Response Needed in Libor Scandal     Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 11:13 AM ET

    Authorities in the U.S. and Europe need to get involved together with the UK authorities to make sure rigging of interest rates by banks cannot happen again, Sharon Bowles, Liberal Democrat MEP for South East England and chair of the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee told CNBC.

  • UK Will Not Join Banking Union: Juncker     Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 11:09 AM ET

    The UK is unlikely to join a banking union as the one proposed for banks in the euro zone, Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the Eurogroup group of finance ministers in the euro zone, told CNBC.

  • Criminal sanctions can be applied in the U.S. for manipulating Libor but not in the UK and the UK government is looking into changing that, Mark Hoban, UK Financial Secretary, told CNBC.

  • Asian Banks Better Positioned Than Western Ones: Pro Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 4:04 AM ET

    The absence of an Asian name in the list of financial institutions, which saw their credit ratings cut by Moody’s on Thursday, highlights the strength of the region’s banking sector, says one analyst.

  • Will Bank Deposits Continue Leaking in Europe?     Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | 11:00 AM ET

    "The concern of course is that we continue to see deposits leaking. We could see more deposits leaving¿ in the worst case next week," David Owen, chief European economist, Jefferies International, told CNBC.