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  • NEW YORK, April 8- New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley said he did not oppose a Congressional proposal to make his successor a presidential appointee that would require Senate confirmation. Regional bank presidents currently are appointed by their own board of directors with input from members of the Fed's Washington- based board.

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- As the Senate Banking committee pushes ahead with its agenda, one target emerging on both sides of the political aisle is the New York Federal Reserve Bank and its role in the financial industry. The New York Fed has come under increased pressure from lawmakers who say the bank is too cozy with Wall Street, a charge that gained attention from...

  • New York Fed in crosshairs of Senate Banking committee Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 11:59 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, March 12- The Senate Banking Committee is zeroing in on the New York Federal Reserve Bank in its reform effort aimed at the U.S. central bank. The Alabama Republican has expressed interest in a plan by the outgoing Dallas Fed president that includes stripping the New York Fed of its permanent vote on policy and transferring Wall Street oversight from...

  • Stress test results: Which banks will make the grade?   Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 6:53 AM ET
    Stress test results: Which banks will make the grade?

    Gerard Cassidy, RBC Capital Markets, shares his thoughts on the implications of the Fed's stress test for banks and why he would buy a big bank stock versus a regional bank.

  • Euro will break below parity: Willis   Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Euro will break below parity: Willis

    Ben Willis, Princeton Securities Group, talks about the concern for US stock market investors, interest rates, and why to look at regional banks.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 28- The Federal Reserve is expected to signal it remains on track to begin raising interest rates later this year, as the central bank shows confidence that low inflation and rising risks from abroad have yet to derail the U.S. economic recovery. Fed Chair Janet Yellen faces growing skepticism that the central bank can tighten monetary policy by...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 9- The regional Federal Reserve banks turned over a record $98.7 billion in profits to the U.S. Treasury in 2014, essentially recycling the earnings the central bank gets from the $4 trillion in securities it accumulated through three rounds of quantitative easing. The figure tops the $79.6 billion that the Fed's 12 regional banks paid back to...

  • *Japan's FSA conducting stress tests- two sources. TOKYO, Dec 29- Japan's financial regulator is running stress tests to see if too much cash in the system is stifling smaller banks' ability to earn, unlike regulatory tests elsewhere that have been designed to see whether lenders had enough capital to cope with financial shocks. The action highlights one of the...

  • Dec 29- Japan's financial regulator has begun stress tests on regional banks to determine how much their earnings would suffer if long-term interest rates remain near record lows under the Bank of Japan's loose money policy, according to two people with direct knowledge of the process. Regional lenders have typically extended loans to smaller businesses,...

  • Energy sector lenders not facing 'bloodbath': CEO Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 9:52 AM ET
    A rig hand works the controls while changing out a drill pipe at a Knox Energy Inc. oil drilling site in Knox County, Ohio.

    Banks with loan exposure to energy firms face a much different scenario than they did during the 1980s oil price glut, said Cullen/Frost's CEO.

  • Banks charging businesses fees a 'bad idea': Pro Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 4:36 PM ET
    The headquarters of JP Morgan Chase on Park Avenue in New York.

    New bank fees for some business deposits are a really bad idea, Kroll Bond Rating Agency's Chris Whalen said.

  • 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
    Regionals not spooked by lower oil

    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
    Regional bank's oil concerns

    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...