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  • NEW YORK, Oct 17- Morgan Stanley, which has spent three years throwing out bad apples from its fixed income trading portfolio, now wants to put the freed up money into businesses that bear healthier fruit. The bank's risk-weighted fixed-income trading assets have shrunk to $190 billion, close to its target of $180 billion by the end of next year, giving Morgan...

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 7- The European Central Bank has moved towards a "quantitative easing philosophy" but should not automatically use its remaining policy tools right away, Governing Council member Jens Weidmann said. ECB President Mario Draghi has said he wants to increase the central bank's balance sheet the towards levels it hit in early 2012- up to 1 trillion...

  • Parliamentary elections are due next May, with the last-minute pledges made to Scotland in an effort to keep the United Kingdom together expected to complicate the picture. It remains to be seen whether, despite the Scottish vote, investors will now require a greater risk premium to hold UK assets. *Scotland stays in UK, but Britain faces change.

  • Mining giants may hoard cash as iron ore prices sag Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    Stung by slower growth in China, global miners have reined in expansion plans and brought in new management to sell assets and drive their mines harder, raising hopes that BHP Billiton alone could hand back up to $8 billion to investors.

  • Sept 16- Bill Barrett Corp said it would exchange most of its acreage in Wyoming's Powder River Basin for oil-producing assets in Colorado, and also sell some natural gas assets in the state.

  • EU bank tests may miss trillion dollar risk - study Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    LONDON, Sept 10- Some European banks being checked by regulators for signs of capital weakness may be sitting on up to a trillion dollars of potentially unsafe assets because their holdings of sovereign bonds are not being fully risk assessed, a new study has found.

  • The aggressive shift sent short-term bond yields into negative territory in Germany, France, the Netherlands and Austria, giving investors an overwhelming incentive to sell euros for higher-yielding assets elsewhere.

  • *H2 profit up 8 pct to $5.69 bln. MELBOURNE, Aug 19- Top global miner BHP Billiton will spin off a roughly $14 billion company to shareholders, mostly offloading assets it acquired in its 2001 merger with Billiton, as it looks to focus on its strongest businesses.

  • FED'S BALANCE SHEET TO HIT $4.5 TRILLION WHEN BOND-BUYING LIKELY ENDS IN OCTOBER- FED MONETARY POLICY REPORT.

  • No need for Fed to shrink balance sheet: Bernanke Monday, 19 May 2014 | 2:42 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke.

    Bernanke said the Fed does not need to shrink its $4 trillion-plus balance sheet for it to normalize monetary policy.

  • Deutsche Bank Unveils Forecast-Beating Earnings Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 12:45 AM ET
    Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt

    Deutsche Bank said it will beef up its balance sheet with a 2.8 billion euro capital increase and unveiled forecast-beating first-quarter earnings following a wave of aggressive cost cuts.

  • The stock market is bolstered by the strength of corporate balance sheets, said Cantor Fitzgerald CEO Shawn Matthews Tuesday on "Squawk on the Street."

  • Kraft Warns on Fourth Quarter, but Raises Outlook Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 8:00 AM ET

    Kraft Foods Group said fourth-quarter revenue likely declined about 11 percent from a year earlier due to reductions in trade inventories, but raised its forecast for 2013.

  • Could Europe's Banks Ignite Another Crisis?  Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 2:30 AM ET

    Chris Wheeler, bank analyst at Mediobanca, tells CNBC that the big question is what state the balance sheets of European banks are in.

  • Will Banks Lead the Market Lower?  Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    Ashok Shah, CIO at London and Capital, tells CNBC that banks have been given a ¿free lunch¿ borrowing at very low cost in order to boost their profitability.

  • Jamie Dimon

    The U.S. economy is on the mend and has been getting better, but JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon said chief executives he has spoken to have told him they are already making decisions to protect their companies from a looming "fiscal cliff."

  • John McCain Slams Ben Bernanke and Jamie Dimon Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 5:49 AM ET
    U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)

    Thanks to the Federal Reserve, Jamie Dimon and the Obama administration, the U.S. economy is “bleeding”, John McCain, the Republican Senator from Arizona and former presidential candidate, told CNBC.

  • Sheila Bair on Banks, Economy & Oversight  Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 4:33 PM ET

    Sheila Bair, former FDIC chair, says stress tests are good, but they cannot substitute capital rules. She also explains why money market funds remain at risk and require more oversight, with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.

  • In another milestone in the banking industry’s recovery from the financial crisis, the Federal Reserve this week will release the results of its latest stress tests, which are expected to show broadly improved balance sheets at most institutions, the New York Times reports.

  • A New Clue to the Euro's Direction Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 | 12:26 PM ET

    Looking for a euro-dollar trading strategy among the torrent of European news reports? Here's an idea.