*ECB disappoints bears, euro seen rising to $1.40. LONDON, March 7- The euro raced to a 2-1/ 2 year high against the dollar on Friday as short term money market rates rose on signs that the European Central Bank's balance sheet was contracting at a time when other major central banks were still expanding theirs.» Read More
PARIS, Feb 12- Societe Generale is to return more cash to shareholders in 2014 than last year after completing a long-running overhaul of its balance sheet.
PARIS, Feb 12- French bank Societe Generale said on Wednesday it would return more cash to shareholders in 2014, after a swing to a fourth-quarter profit capped a long-running push to boost the strength of its balance sheet.
IRISH FINMIN WOULD PREFER PERMANENT TSB TO HAVE A BIGGER BALANCE SHEET TO HELP PROVIDE CREDIT TO ECONOMY.
NEW YORK, Feb 10- Aeropostale Inc is considering raising capital from private equity firms as the struggling teen retailer evaluates various ways to shore up both its balance sheet and its share price, four people familiar with the matter said on Monday.
BEIJING, Feb 8- China's central bank urged commercial banks to properly manage liquidity while reiterating its promise to keep monetary policy stable and to clamp down on risky lending, noting that the world's second-largest economy has yet to find a stable base for growth. Debt is shaping up as a major risk to China's economy.
Jan 30- Ben Bernanke did not hesitate when asked whether he was confident that his signature response to the Great Recession would work. "Well, the problem with QE is that it works in practice but it doesn't work in theory," the head of the U.S. They have already led to a quadrupling of the Fed's balance sheet to $4 trillion.
DAVOS/ LONDON, Jan 24- Top emerging market policymakers moved to allay concerns about their economies on Friday after investors sold off their currencies, raising fears of a broad market rout. "The balance sheet of the government, the banks and households are quite well protected against market volatility," he told a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
DETROIT, Jan 23- General Motors Co's new Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra vowed on Thursday to maintain a "fortress balance sheet," which has been a mantra among executives at the biggest U.S. automaker since 2010, the year after it emerged from bankruptcy.
*Raiffeisen places 97.5 mln shares at 28.50 euros each. VIENNA/ FRANKFURT, Jan 22- Raiffeisen Bank International kicked off a year of fundraising by European banks on Wednesday with a share sale that raised 2.78 billion euros to strengthen its balance sheet and repay state aid.
TORONTO, Jan 21- BlackBerry Ltd said on Tuesday it intends to divest the majority of its real estate holdings in Canada, as it seeks to bolster its balance sheet and turn around its fortunes.
TORONTO, Jan 21- BlackBerry Ltd said on Tuesday it intends to divest the majority of its real estate holdings in Canada, as it works to bolster its balance sheet and turnaround its fortunes.
HONG KONG/SHANGHAI, Jan 17- China's banking regulator is pressuring banks to curb reliance on short-term borrowing and control risks from off-balance-sheet lending,.
*All banks above 1.6 trillion yuan in assets must disclose. SHANGHAI, Jan 8- China's bank regulator will require the country's largest lenders to disclose their off-balance-sheet exposures and other indicators in a move to implement global rules designed to strengthen regulation of "too-big-to-fail" banks.
BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, Jan 6- China's cabinet has published guidelines strengthening regulation of risky off-balance-sheet lending in a new effort to address growing financial risks from an explosion in debt.
CHINA BANKING RULES TO STRENGTHEN REGULATION OF OFF-BALANCE-SHEET LENDING.
NEW YORK, Dec 30- The euro rose broadly on Monday, driven by euro zone banks drawing back foreign-held assets before year-end and the European Central Bank chief's comment that there was no urgent need to cut rates.
LONDON, Dec 30- The euro rose against the yen and dollar on Monday, driven by euro zone banks drawing back foreign-held assets before year-end and the European Central Bank chief's comment that there was no urgent need to cut rates.
LONDON, Dec 30- The yen fell against a stronger euro and hit a five-year low against the dollar on Monday, driven by expectations the Bank of Japan will announce more money-printing and euro zone banks draw back foreign-held assets before the end of the year. The euro was 0.2 percent up against the yen at 144.74 yen, having hit a five-year high of 145.675 yen on Friday.
FRANKFURT, Dec 13- Banks will return a blockbuster 22.65 billion euros of crisis loans early to the European Central Bank next week, the ECB said on Friday, as they get into shape for an upcoming balance sheet review.
NEW YORK/ BUENOS AIRES, Nov 22- Apache Corp is in talks with Argentina's state-controlled energy company YPF about a possible sale of its assets in the South American country, sources told Reuters on Friday. U.S.-based oil and gas Apache has stakes in about 25 fields in Argentina.