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  • PARIS, Dec 5- Credit Agricole Chairman Jean-Marie Sander was removed this week from the board of a set of mutually-owned regional banks, a spokesman said on Friday, an indication he has lost the support of a grouping that is its main shareholder. The regional mutual banks voted not to reappoint Sander as the deputy chairman of the Federation Nationale du Credit...

  • Regionals not spooked by lower oil  Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 4:14 PM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson discusses the potential risks of a lower oil price to regional banks, and whether the banks are concerned.

  • Regional banks' oil concerns  Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 1:29 PM ET

    Analysts think a prolonged decline in oil prices could hurt loan growth of regional banks, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson.

  • TOKYO, Nov 28- Japan's biggest banks have begun including their smaller regional peers in overseas project financing deals- a development pushed for by financial authorities keen for regional lenders to reduce their outsized dependence on government bond investments. Japan has more than 100 regional banks whose combined deposits account for about half...

  • OGAKI, Japan, Nov 7- While rival banks sit on their deposits, frustrating government efforts to reflate Japan's stagnant economy, regional banker Takashi Tsuchiya will write you a loan to close your business or end your marriage. The portly boss of Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank in the central Gifu prefecture, who deploys an infectious giggle as liberally as he disburses...

  • OGAKI, Japan, Nov 7- While rival banks sit on their deposits, frustrating government efforts to reflate Japan's stagnant economy, regional banker Takashi Tsuchiya will write you a loan to close your business or end your marriage. The portly boss of Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank in the central Gifu prefecture, who deploys an infectious giggle as liberally as he disburses...

  • France's third-biggest bank said net income reached 758 million euros in the third quarter while revenues also rose 4 percent to 4.0 billion euros. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters had expected on average net income of 697 million euros and 4.01 billion euros in revenues. The results marked an improvement on the second quarter, when the bank took a 708...

  • LONDON, Nov 2- Italy's Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena is working on a rights issue to fill at least half of a 2.1 billion euro capital hole uncovered in a European financial health check, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said. The world's oldest surviving bank has hired UBS and Citigroup to assess strategic options after it failed the European Central...

  • LONDON, Nov 2- Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the oldest surviving bank in the world, is working on a rights issue to fill at least half of a 2.1 billion euro capital gap uncovered by a European review of banks, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said. Italy's third-largest bank has hired UBS and Citigroup to assess strategic options after it failed...

  • Fed Governor Daniel Tarullo, who oversees bank regulation, invited CEOs from a group of banks with between roughly $50 billion and roughly $150 billion of assets, the sources said this week. Under the 2010 Dodd-Frank regulatory reform law, banks that have more than $50 billion of assets must show how they would fare in stressful situations before they can...

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Oct 23 Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Charles Plosser speaks on " Monetary Policy and Communications" before the Society of American Business Editors and Writers annual fall conference in New York- 1300 GMT. WASHINGTON- 2014 IIF Annual Membership Meeting. Treasury Deputy Assistant Secretary Mark Sobel, Bank of Mexico Deputy Governor...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Oct 22 Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    ST. LOUIS- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard gives welcome remarks before the 39th Annual Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Fall Conference- 1345 GMT. WASHINGTON- Peterson Institute/ Moody Investors Service host panel on "The EU financial system on the eve of the single supervisory mechanism." WASHINGTON- 2014 Bretton Woods Committee...

  • The best reasons to buy regional bank stocks Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Forget Wall Street. Regional banks are getting bigger through acquisitions, making them the best stock bet in the financial sector.

  • *NPLs unsustainable in Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia. LONDON, Sept 30- The ECB's health check of European banks could force some lenders to rethink their strategy in central and eastern Europe and even withdraw from parts of the region, according to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's new regional banking expert.

  • Sept 19- Presidents of the Federal Reserve's 12 regional banks are more likely to dissent in favor of tighter monetary policy, than the political appointees who make up the central bank's Board of Governors, according to a Fed study published on Friday.

  • TOKYO, Sept 17- JGB prices edged down, pushing the 10- year yield to a three-month high, as regional banks took profits ahead of their half-year book-closing and ahead of 20- year JGB auction later in the day. The 10- year JGB yield rose 0.5 basis point to 0.580 percent, its highest level since June 24 while the 20- year yield rose 0.5 basis point to 1.405 percent.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 2- New York state's attorney general on Tuesday accused regional bank Evans Bancorp of illegally discriminating against African-Americans in Buffalo by denying them mortgages.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 26- Three regional Federal Reserve banks, whose presidents are among the more hawkish of U.S. central bankers, continued to press for an increase in the Fed's emergency lending rate ahead of last month's policy-setting meeting, according to minutes on Tuesday.

  • Post-election committee leadership changes and growing momentum behind bipartisan fixes may lead to tweaks to the 2010 Dodd-Frank law for the smallest community banks, larger firms such as PNC Financial Services of Pittsburgh and Regions Financial of Birmingham, Alabama, and insurers, lobbyists and congressional staffers said.

  • Bulls eye banks as financials hit record profits Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 6:18 PM ET

    Some investors are wondering whether it's time to invest in financial stocks. The answer depends on who you ask.