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  • ISTANBUL, May 30- Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan said on Saturday the takeover by regulators of Bank Asya was not political and that the Islamic lender would continue operating while sale or merger options were investigated. It handed over control of the bank to Turkey's Savings Deposit Insurance Fund, which is responsible for dealing with...

  • ANKARA, Turkey— Turkey's banking regulator says a state fund has seized a bank associated with a movement led by the U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, which authorities have accused of attempting to destabilize the government. The banking agency said late Friday the Savings Deposit Insurance Fund had taken took full control of Bank Asya, citing "...

  • May 29- Bank of America Corp agreed with U.S. regulators to improve its compliance practices and pay a fine for violations in lending rules toward military personnel. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency asked the No. 2 U.S. bank by assets to pay a penalty of $30 million due to non-home loan compliance with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and unsafe...

  • Neutral on the banking sector: Pro   Friday, 29 May 2015 | 10:08 AM ET
    Neutral on the banking sector: Pro

    Eric Wasserstrom, Guggenheim Securities bank analyst, analyses performances across the banking sector.

  • Regulations 'killing' small banks: Kovacevich   Friday, 29 May 2015 | 8:05 AM ET
    Regulations 'killing' small banks: Kovacevich

    Former Wells Fargo CEO Richard Kovacevich, shares his thoughts on how regulations are hurting small businesses and banks.

  • JPMorgan to lay off 5,000 employees across firm Friday, 29 May 2015 | 7:35 AM ET
    JPMorgan Chase headquarters building

    JPMorgan Chase will cut about 5,000 jobs over the next year, as the bank closes branches and slims down operations, The Wall Street Journal reported.

  • ATHENS, Greece— Bank deposits in Greece have hit their lowest in more than a decade, according to data released Friday, as Greeks concerned about the painfully slow pace of their government's talks with bailout creditors withdrew savings in an orderly but steady flow. European Central Bank figures showed more than 5 billion euros left in April, in a trend that...

  • FRANKFURT, May 29- Lending throughout the euro zone failed to grow in April after a promising uptick a month earlier, a slip that tempers hopes for a rapid turnaround in borrowing to boost the economy. European Central Bank data showed on Friday that overall lending growth to households and firms was unchanged in the month, despite the recent launch of a massive...

  • EU banks still trailing behind US: CIO   Friday, 29 May 2015 | 3:00 AM ET
    EU banks still trailing behind US: CIO

    Jonathan Bell, chief investment officer at Stanhope Capital, says that while European banks are trailing behind their U.S. counterparts, they have potential for credit expansion in the near future.

  • TOKYO, May 29- Japan's financial regulator is urging banks to strengthen safeguards against potential market turbulence from a U.S. interest rate hike expected later this year, according to a document seen by Reuters. Policymakers believe Japan's banking system remains sound with no immediate signs of financial imbalances or excessive risk-taking.

  • WELLINGTON, May 29- New Zealand's central bank has announced new mortgage regulations for lenders, requiring them to hold more capital against loans to residential property investors, in an attempt to curb risky lending as house prices hit record highs. The new rules are the latest measures designed to tame risky mortgage lending as the RBNZ worries that a...

  • Maybank CFO: Expect slower loan growth this year   Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 8:40 PM ET
    Maybank CFO: Expect slower loan growth this year

    Mohamed Rafique Merican, CFO of Maybank Group, says factors such as weaker commodity prices and the implementation of the goods and services tax will weigh on loan growth this year.

  • These factors will take Japan stocks higher   Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 8:06 PM ET
    These factors will take Japan stocks higher

    Nicholas Ferres, investment director of Global Asset Allocation at Eastspring Investments, attributes his bullish stance on Japan to factors such as corporate restructuring and valuation re-rating.

  • SHANGHAI, May 28- China's stock markets plunged on Thursday, with indexes dropping over 6 percent in record high turnover as investors rushed to sell after more brokers tightened margin trading requirements for clients and the central bank drained money market liquidity. The Shanghai Stock Exchange saw A share turnover hit 1.2 trillion yuan, an all time...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to June 11 Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    SOFIA- European Central Bank board member Yves Mersch speaks at the Bulgarian Authorities 2015 IMF/World Bank Constituency Meetings- 1100 GMT. BARCELONA, Spain- European Central Bank board member Vitor Constancio speaks at the XXXI Reunion Circulo de Economia- 0730 GMT. HARTFORD, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren speaks...

  • Is China easing losing its mojo? Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 6:57 PM ET

    China is pulling out all the usual easing props to counter its slowing economy, but the old hats don't appear to be working as well as they used to.

  • GE taps Deutsche to sell Italian lender: Sources Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 6:31 PM ET
    General Electric GE

    GE picked Deutsche Bank to sell Italian lender GE Capital Interbanca as part of a strategic review to refocus its industrial base, sources said.

  • JPMorgan to lay off 5,000 employees across firm: WSJ Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 5:59 PM ET

    NEW YORK— JPMorgan Chase& Co. will cut about 5,000 jobs over the next year, as the bank closes branches and slims down its operations, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, citing anonymous sources. JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon, at an investor conference this week, said that the average Chase branch would lose one employee— mostly through attrition.

  • Our strategy is full service: TD Bank CEO   Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 4:45 PM ET
    Our strategy is full service: TD Bank CEO

    Bharat Masrani, TD Bank CEO, joins CNBC's Kelly Evans for an exclusive interview.

  • Branches important to ecosystem: Wells Fargo CEO   Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 4:23 PM ET
    Branches important to ecosystem: Wells Fargo CEO

    John Stumpf, Wells Fargo CEO, discusses branches, housing market, mortgages, and business strategy.

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