By Taiga Uranaka and Noriyuki Hirata. TOKYO, March 4- Japanese regulators are increasing the pressure on regional banks to consolidate, worried that shrinking populations outside the nation's major cities will leave lenders too weak to stand on their own.» Read More
Discussing whether it's time to break up the big banks and how to do it, with Oliver Sarkozy, The Carlyle Group.
Discussing Sandy Weill's remarks on breaking up the banks, with Bethany McLean, Vanity Fair, and Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget & Policy Priorities.
Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) shares his opinions on bank regulations, and clawbacks. "I will do everything in my power so we do not have to face [clawbacks]. This is not some game of some sort; this is about America," he says.
Discussing Sanford Weill's remarks on going back to Glass-Steagall, with Sheila Bair, former FDIC chairman and the Fast Money traders weigh in with the play on regional bank stocks.
Bryan Green,CLSA v.p. of global portfolio trading and Brian Kelly, Shelter Harbor Capital co-founder, discuss the trifecta of economic reports that knocked stocks down on Thursday and what it indicates about the U.S. economic recovery and the markets. Also, Frank Sorrentino, North Jersey Community Bank CEO, discusses the Fed's meeting with community bankers and the message on housing and making loans.
A look at the best regional bank trades to make, with Chris Mutascio, Stifel Nicolaus analyst, and the Fast Money traders.
CNBC's Mary Thompson reports on whether banks are the best way to play the comeback in the U.S. economy, with the Fast Money traders.
A closer look at a regional bank that has been thriving in the Midwest, with Stephen Steinour, Huntington Bancshares, president/CEO.
Bryan Jordan, First Horizon National CEO, discusses today's downgrade by Morgan Stanley and the outlook for his regional bank, with Mad Money's Jim Cramer.
Insight on why regional banks are well positioned, with Matthew McCormick, Bahl & Gaynor portfolio manager. He says smaller banks have less exposure to Europe.
The best way to play the resurgence of bank stocks is to stick with the regional plays, says Mad Money's Cramer. They're all "buys" on the strength of the turn in housing, and the rebound in commercial construction.
Discussing the burden of regulations on banks and the willingness of regional lenders to make loans, with John Walsh, Acting Comptroller of the Currency.
The largest bank deal of 2012 involves two small banks. Discussing the details of the $1.5 billion dollar deal and M&A activity, with Jimmy Dunne, Sandler O'Neill senior managing principal, and John Jordan, The Jordan Company.
The Fast Money crew with the trade on financials, after Warren Buffett's optimistic comments on banks, especially Wells Fargo.
Fed chief Ben Bernanke says community banks have strengthened despite the slow economic recovery. Caryn Feinberg, SecondMarket, and Frank Keating, American Bankers Association, discuss.
The Swiss Competition Commission said Friday it has launched an investigation into possible cartel behavior by a dozen banks including the country's two biggest institutions UBS and Credit Suisse.
Herbert Hoover, you were right. That is the consensus of all right-thinking people on UK fiscal policy, writes Martin Wolf in the FT.
First Niagara Bank is up 2% today - The northeastern bank posted record earnings results for 2011. John Koelmel, First Niagara Bank president & CEO, discusses.
Bryan Jordan, First Horizon chairman & CEO discusses the turnaround in banks, and the outlook for the regional banker, with Mad Money's Jim Cramer.
The Fast Money traders weigh in on the trade on Goldman Sachs, ahead of its earnings, and a preview of the banking sector, with Fred Cannon, KBW chief equity strategist.