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  • MOSCOW, Nov 24- Russia's economy minister said on Monday that the government was in talks over granting state-controlled bank Gazprombank up to 100 billion roubles in state aid from the National Wealth Fund to boost its capital. Gazprombank, Russia's third-largest bank, has been sanctioned by the European Union and United States over Russia's role in the...

  • RUSSIAN C.BANK OFFICIAL SAYS EXPECTS BANKS' LOAN PORTFOLIO TO GROW BY 12-15 PCT NEXT YEAR, BANKING SECTOR PROFITS OF AROUND 1 TRLN ROUBLES.

  • *Sources say China ready to ease further after rate cut. LONDON, Nov 24- World stock markets ground their way higher on Monday after a frenetic round of activity at central banks in Asia and Europe showed they are willing to do more to support economic growth and higher inflation. European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi also looked to be clearing the way for the...

  • RUSSIAN BANKS TO MAKE 10 PCT LESS IN 2014 PROFITS THAN IN 2013- DEPUTY CENTRAL BANK HEAD.

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 24- The Shanghai Composite Index extended gains to a three-year high on Monday after the central bank unexpectedly cut interest rates on Friday to help support the economy. The index was up 1.3 percent to 2,518.0 points as of 0210 GMT, its highest level November 2011. CSI300 of the largest companies listed in Shanghai and Shenzhen was up 1.8 percent.

  • China's yuan opens weaker after surprise rate cut Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 | 8:40 PM ET

    SHANGHAI, Nov 24- China's yuan opened at 6.1280 per dollar on Monday, softening slightly from Friday's close after the central bank caught markets off-guard by cutting benchmark lending rates by 40 basis points. The People's Bank of China set the midpoint rate weaker at 6.1420 per dollar prior to market open, compared to 6.1387 per dollar at the previous fix.

  • SHANGHAI/ BEIJING, Nov 24- A bid by China to rein in its "shadow banking" activity is producing results, thanks to slowing economic growth and tighter regulation. But some success for a policy drive to curb risky lending is not all good news for Beijing, as smaller companies may face even bigger struggles to find funding. A cut in interest rates, announced by Beijing on...

  • Jersey eyes liquidity in Asian, Middle Eastern banks Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 | 12:52 PM ET

    Situated between France and Britain in the Channel, Jersey is a British Crown dependency outside of the United Kingdom and the European Union. It is jostling with larger offshore markets such as Switzerland, the world's leading offshore private banking centre, to manage part of the growing liquidity in Asian and Middle East banks. Presently, 18 percent of the...

  • *Citigroup, Deutsche Bank among banks picked. The sovereign, rated Caa1 by Moody's and B- by Standard& Poor's, has picked Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Dubai Islamic Bank and Standard Chartered to arrange the roadshows and the possible deal, it showed. Pakistan will hold roadshows in the United Arab Emirates on Monday, before heading to London and Singapore on Tuesday,...

  • *China ready to cut rates again, ease bank reserve ratio- sources. BEIJING, Nov 23- China's leadership and central bank are ready to cut interest rates again and also loosen lending restrictions, concerned that falling prices could trigger a surge in debt defaults, business failures and job losses, said sources involved in policy-making. Friday's surprise cut in...

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 23- China's surprise interest rate cut is another step toward softening the country's exchange rate, setting the yuan on course to end the year lower for the first time since its landmark revaluation in 2005.. The People's Bank of China cut one-year benchmark lending rates on Friday, a move celebrated by Chinese corporates struggling against a...

  • RBS admits to data error in European stress test Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 8:33 AM ET

    Royal Bank of Scotland admitted it submitted erroneous data for European bank stress tests in October and had in fact only just scraped through.

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 22- China's latest interest rate cut is set to dent the profitability of domestic lenders, especially mid-sized banks, which are already suffering from higher bad loans and a slowdown in profit growth. The narrowing of interest rate margins will eat into lenders' profitability, with Cinda Securities' chief strategist, Jiahe Chen, predicting it will...

  • GameStop slumps after results; Ross, Autodesk advance. NEW YORK, Nov 21- U.S. stocks closed higher on Friday, with major indexes notching a fifth straight weekly advance after China's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate and its euro zone peer announced asset purchases in efforts to boost each region's economy. The move came after European Central Bank...

  • Credit Suisse guilty plea on US taxes is official Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 4:09 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— European bank Credit Suisse's guilty plea to helping wealthy Americans avoid paying taxes has been formalized by a federal judge. District Chief Judge Rebecca Beach Smith in Norfolk, Virginia on Friday entered orders requiring Credit Suisse AG to pay $2.6 billion in fines and restitution to the U.S. government and regulators.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 21- U.S. stocks closed higher on Friday, with major indexes rising for a fifth straight week after China's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate and its euro zone peer announced asset purchases in efforts to boost each region's economy. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 88.81 points, or 0.5 percent, to 17,807.81, the S&P 500 gained 10.59...

  • Goldman Sachs gets grilled on aluminum prices     Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Lawmakers go after Goldman Sachs, accusing it of manipulating the prices of aluminum.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 21- A top Federal Reserve official on Friday pledged to a Senate investigative subcommittee that the U.S. central bank would broaden its review of gaps in its regulation of the physical commodity operations of U.S. banks. In response to questioning at a hearing on Friday, Fed Governor Daniel Tarullo said the bank would look into filling those...

  • *GameStop slumps after results; Ross, Autodesk advance. NEW YORK, Nov 21- U.S. stocks rose on Friday, putting major indexes on track for a fifth straight weekly advance, after China's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate and its euro zone peer announced asset purchases in efforts to boost each region's economy. About two-thirds of NYSE stocks traded higher,...

  • New York Fed chief on defensive on bank oversight Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 1:34 PM ET

    William Dudley, president of the New York Fed, insisted at a Senate hearing Friday that "our eyes are open" and regulators are fair, unbiased and rigorous in their oversight of the biggest U.S. banks. "Of course we are not perfect, but we always strive to improve and retain your trust," Dudley said at the hearing, which focused on whether the Federal Reserve has too cozy of a...