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  • Dutch Bank ABN Amro Seeks New Life as Global Force Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 1:08 AM ET
    The setting sun casts a yellow glow on the ABN Amro head office building in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Wednesday July 18, 2007. ABN Amro said Wednesday it would meet with a consortium led by Royal Bank of Scotland that is offering euro 71.1 billion (US$97.8 billion) for the Dutch bank and with rival bidder Barclays PLC to discuss "the implications" of the RBS bid. The target of the largest takeover battle in the history of the financial industry added that it has "no intention of making any major a

    ABN Amro, the Dutch bank that has seen two of its three post-crisis owners collapse, is on a mission to re-emerge as a force in the sector and has promised to be a buyer of euro zone financial assets that capital-stretched banks are preparing to sell, the FT reports.

  • BB&T: Not All Banks are Created Equal     Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | 6:15 PM ET

    Banks are just too tough to own in this environment, says Mad Money's Jim Cramer, but not all banks are created equal, and BB&T is pretty darned good. Discussing regional banks, and the outlook for his company, with Kelly King, BB&T CEO.

  • Goldman Loss Offers a Bad Omen for Wall Street Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011 | 2:23 AM ET
    The Goldman Sachs booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    Goldman Sachs, once Wall Street’s highest flier, has been grounded, and it does not bode well for the rest of the financial industry or the New York City economy that depends on it, the New York Times reports.

  • Paul Gambles, Managing Partner at MBMG International believes Europe's banks will need to raise more capital than expected.

  • How Long Can the Rally Based on EU Hopes Last? Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 2:26 AM ET

    Since August the market has been very volatile. Huge market swings for stocks added to a sense of crisis as investors fretted over Greek default, the global banking system and a slowdown in the US economy.

  • Trading Australian Banks     Sunday, 18 Sep 2011 | 10:20 PM ET

    Peter Esho, Chief Market Analyst at City Index, recommends going long on CBA and short on NAB over the next few weeks.

  • Asian Banks Shielded From EU Debt Crisis     Sunday, 18 Sep 2011 | 9:40 PM ET

    John Wadle, Head of Regional Banks Research at Mirae Asset Securities, explains why Asia-focused lender Standard Chartered may actually benefit from the turmoil in Europe.

  • Ghizzoni Prepares 'Serious' Plan for UniCredit Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011 | 12:15 AM ET

    "I've no regrets." Federico Ghizzoni, chief executive of UniCredit, told the FT after his first year in the top job at Italy's largest bank by assets.

  • Bullish on Asian Lenders     Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 10:00 PM ET

    Lorraine Tan, Vice President at Standard & Poor's Equity Research, likes Asian banks that are well managed on the capital front, along with energy & port operators.

  • BNY Mellon CEO Quits Amid Management Disagreements Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 6:39 PM ET
    Bank of New York Mellon

    The CEO of BNY Mellon, the nation's sixth-largest bank, is stepping down due to disagreements over how to run the company.  The current president was named as the new CEO.

  • Netflix Rallies Ahead of Price Change     Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 12:45 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on a trade on Joy Global; Tony Wible, Janney Montgomery Scott provides insight on Netflix's new payment plans, and CNBC's Jon Fortt has the details on Facebook's music service announcement.

  • French Bank Confident Despite Market 'Irrationality' Thursday, 25 Aug 2011 | 3:54 AM ET

    The boss of Credit Agricole, France’s number three bank, is confident despite what he describes huge “market irrationality.”

  • Latin American Banks Cozy Up to Asia Amid Turmoil Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 11:40 AM ET
    Banco Pine Headquarters, Brazil

    Market turmoil in Europe and the U.S. may have made financial institutions in Asia—particularly China—even more attractive sources of credit for Latin American banks.

  • Does Merkel Need a 'Lehman Crisis' to Save Euro? Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 5:09 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    The idea that Paulson needed a crisis in order to solve a bigger crisis could be seen by some as a post-game rationalization by the former official, but it raises some interesting questions for German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Europe's ongoing sovereign debt crisis.

  • Banks Tank: Time to Buy?     Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 | 2:40 PM ET

    Although the entire banking sector is taking it on the chin, there may be investment opportunities in financials. Jeffery Harte, Sandler O'Neill weighs in.

  • The Pulse of Community Banks     Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 3:39 PM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports on the health of regional banks.

  • Big Comeback for Smaller Banks     Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 9:39 AM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson has the details on the health of community banking in America.

  • First Niagara Branches Out     Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 3:14 PM ET

    Discussing the risks and rewards of acquiring HSBC branches, with John Koelmel, First Niagara president/CEO.

  • Regional Banks Profit on Consolidation     Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 12:15 PM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports on the growing power of regional banks, and a look at profitable Canadian banks, with John Taft, RBC U.S. Wealth Management CEO.

  • Halftime: A Warning Sign in the Financials? Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 1:44 PM ET

    With the XLF exchange traded fund making a series of lower highs, the Fast traders weigh in on what it means and where they would put their money.