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MADRID, May 19- Many duped savers at Spanish lender Bankia are shunning a state-supervised compensation scheme in favour of expensive lawsuits, prolonging a mis-selling scandal and complicating efforts to restore faith in the banking system.
France has a special responsibility as a euro zone heavyweight to take deficit cuts seriously, even though its budget deficit is above target, Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann said in an interview published Sunday.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke painted an upbeat picture on Saturday for the potential of innovation to lift living standards.
*Gold at 1- month low as Fed pressured to end US stimulus. Gold fell, touching a 1- month low and closing down for a seventh straight session as the dollar hit its highest levels since 2008 after some Federal Reserve officials said the central bank should end its stimulus for the U.S. economy. Gold was the CRB's biggest loser, falling almost 2 percent.
Credit Suisse is among the first nanks to de-leverage to meet the demands of today's stricter regulatory environment. Brady Dougan, CEO, Credit Suisse, weighs in on the transition with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.
CHICAGO, May 17- The Federal Reserve has not done enough to lower U.S. borrowing costs to boost economic growth, a top Fed official said on Friday, citing his outlook for overly low inflation and overly high unemployment over the next two to three years.
Wall Street bonuses and staff levels are expected to rise again in 2013, according to a closely watched report released on Friday by a compensation consultancy Johnson Associates.
NEW YORK/ LONDON, May 17- Gold fell for a seventh straight session on Friday, its longest losing streak in four years, as the dollar rose to the highest since 2008 after some Federal Reserve officials said the central bank should end its stimulus for the U.S. economy.
ST. LOUIS, May 17- U.S. authorities have seized two accounts linked to a major operator in the booming Bitcoin digital currency market, Tokyo- based exchange Mt. The price of the volatile currency ballooned in March as a result of the Cyprus bank crisis.
Adult movie star Chanel Preston knows not everyone approves of her chosen profession, but she never thought it would affect her ability to open a bank account.
The benchmark S&P 500 index fell 0.5 percent on Thursday, its biggest drop since May 1, after a Federal Reserve official said the U.S. central bank could begin reducing its monetary stimulus program this summer.
LONDON, May 17- The world's major central banks may be shifting their tone subtly from "whatever it takes" to "we can only do so much". Financial markets supercharged this year by the extraordinary monetary stimuli of the top four central banks are once again asking how long this can last.
*Gold prices set to end the week down 5 pct. LONDON, May 17- Gold fell for a seventh straight session on Friday, its longest losing streak in four years, as speculation that the Federal Reserve may soon rein in monetary easing lifted the dollar.
BIRMINGHAM, England May 17- The Bank of England may have more scope to boost the economy after Mark Carney starts as governor because of tentative signs of lower inflation ahead, a member of its policymaking body said on Friday.
*Spain, Italian yields extend fall after supply this week. *Spain to auction more bonds next week. LONDON, May 17- German Bunds hit one-week highs on Friday, with traders citing talk the European Central Bank was checking with some banks whether they were ready for a potential cut in its deposit rate to below zero.
Beppe Grillo, founder of Italy's Five Star Movement, talks to CNBC about honest bankers and how he wants the quality to come back into fashion.
*Copper up for 2nd day after China data. LONDON, May 17- European shares lifted off lows on Friday while the dollar held near a 10- month high against a basket of currencies as investors considered the prospect the Federal Reserve might begin easing off on asset buying.
LONDON, May 17- The dollar rose against a basket of currencies on Friday, trading near a 10- month high as debate over whether the Federal Reserve would wind down its asset buying programme later this year gathered pace.
*Gold prices set to end the week down 5 pct. LONDON, May 17- Gold fell for a seventh straight session on Friday, its longest losing streak in four years, after comments from a Federal Reserve official that the bank may soon rein in monetary easing lifted the dollar.
ORLEANS, France, May 17- The European Central Bank can only do so much to bolster lending to small- and medium-sized firms, ECB policymaker Benoit Coeure said on Friday as the bank tries to secure the help of other EU institutions to tackle the problem.