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  • *Iliad lines up deal financing with BNP, HSBC- sources. *Iliad bid $15 bln for 56.6 percent of T-Mobile US at $33/ share. PARIS, Aug 1- French telecoms company Iliad has lined up financing for its $15 billion bid for 56.6 percent of T-Mobile US from BNP Paribas and HSBC, three people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

  • NEW YORK, July 31- Banks gave Puerto Rico's electric power authority a two-week extension on $671 million in revolving loan facilities on Thursday as the troubled authority negotiates with creditors over its vital near-term cash needs. Of that, $146 million was due to Citigroup Inc on Thursday.

  • MOSCOW, July 30- Russia's second largest natural gas producer Novatek said on Wednesday it was assessing the impact of U.S. sanctions on the financing of joint investment projects. The company repeated that its key projects would go ahead despite sanctions imposed by Washington over Moscow's actions in Ukraine.

  • As scrutiny mounts, mortgage servicers push into lending Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 8:46 AM ET

    July 30- Mortgage servicers in the United States are evolving into the next big lenders, sidestepping regulatory scrutiny to win business in a gap left by the retreat of big banks from the home-loan market.

  • NEW YORK, July 29- Ally Financial Inc reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday as auto lending jumped 11 percent to the second-highest level in the company's history. The former financing arm of General Motors Co said it had earned $323 million, or 54 cents per share, in the second quarter.

  • NEW YORK, July 25- A former middle manager at Citigroup's Banamex unit in Mexico denied he was involved in abetting a corporate loan fraud involving oil pipeline maintenance company Oceanografia.

  • Why China hasn’t seen more defaults Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 7:08 PM ET

    Despite dire predictions that China faced a slew of defaults, few mainland borrowers have welshed amid various stripes of government intervention.

  • MEXICO CITY/ NEW YORK, July 21- Preliminary findings of a probe by Citigroup's Mexican unit, Banamex, into how it lost more than $500 million in a corporate loan fraud differ markedly from the results of a separate investigation by the Mexican banking regulator.

  • NEW YORK, July 18- Citigroup Inc has about $280 million in loans tied to commodities in two Chinese ports which are at the center of a probe into possible fraud, a senior executive said on Friday, becoming the first U.S. bank to disclose its potential exposure.

  • The eruption of conflict earlier this year over Ukraine's borders and subsequent economic sanctions against Russia has caused a sharp drop-off in corporate debt issuance from Eastern Europe, including Russia, and massive capital flight from that country.

  • LIMA, July 17- Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht plans to build a $5 billion natural gas pipeline in Peru by 2018, more than a year before a deadline, and it is now in financing talks with global banks, an executive with the firm said Thursday.

  • Perella Weinberg CEO joins Funding Circle board Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    LONDON, July 17- The chief executive of corporate finance firm Perella Weinberg is to join the board of peer-to-peer loan company Funding Circle, in a major coup for the small business lender as it builds up its U.S. presence.

  • LISBON, July 16- Portugal Telecom has agreed to revise terms of a merger with Brazil's Oi to reflect a lower valuation of the Portuguese company after a holding company of the troubled Espirito Santo family failed to repay a $1 billion loan.

  • SAO PAULO, July 15- Itaú Unibanco SA borrowed a combined $480 million from a U.S. government-run lender and Wells Fargo& Co, as Latin America's largest bank by market value is increasingly using loan markets to finance clients in Brazil, its home turf.

  • Does Asia face Portugal-style debt risks? Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 1:21 AM ET

    Rising Asia corporate debt levels may make investors nervous after missed debt payments by a Portugal conglomerate spurred renewed default fears.

  • LONDON, July 10- European shares edged lower on Thursday, led by Nordic shares after disappointing updates by Norwegian bank DNB and Swedish construction firm Skanska. Norway's largest bank posted lower than expected second-quarter results, partly due to higher loan losses, while Skanska said its Latin American operations showed continued losses.

  • What taper tantrum? EM bonds return to peaks Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 6:28 PM ET

    Emerging market bonds have been hot this year, erasing price falls following last year's "taper tantrum," but some say the rally may be getting old.

  • July 8- American Apparel Inc has contested a claim made by lender Lion Capital that it has defaulted on a $9.9 million loan, according to a company filing on Tuesday. Lion Capital, a British investment firm, said it had the right to recall the loan when American Apparel's management changed.

  • July 8- Struggling retailer American Apparel Inc said it received a notice of default from Lion Capital, one of its lenders, following its failure to repay a $10 million loan. Lion Capital had asked American Apparel last month to repay the loan four years early after the retailer ousted its founder and CEO Dov Charney on June 18.

  • Is shadow banking set to take off globally? Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 12:30 AM ET

    Shadow banking gets tagged as a China risk, but it may be rising globally as low interest rates spur yield chasing and tougher rules constrain banks.