• China is liberalizing 'very slowly': HSBC     Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 9:18 PM ET

    Garry Evans, Global Head of Equity Strategy at HSBC, says news that China is starting a pilot test for privately owned banks indicates that it is trying to "liberalize very slowly."

  • World Bank to loan up to $3 billion in Ukraine Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 5:26 PM ET
    Independence square in Kiev, Ukraine as protests continue on March 2, 2014.

    The World Bank said it plans to provide Ukraine up to $3 billion in 2014 to support the country's new government in the midst of its current crisis.

  • Bail-ins: the mechanism of the future?     Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 12:10 PM ET

    Michael Spindelegger, Austrian finance minister, says that the bail-in mechanism is to be one of the main principles in the future for European banks, and discusses the Austrian banking sector.

  • Piraeus CEO: Greek banks will be Europe's best Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 7:01 AM ET

    The CEO of one of Greece's largest banks told CNBC the country's banks would soon be the best capitalized in Europe.

  • Anthimos Thomopoulos, CEO of Piraeus Bank, says non-performing loans will peak this year as recovery in the Greek economy takes place.

  • EU debate over bank closure rules continues     Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 2:20 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Chatterley reports on the future of the banking union in the European Union as finance ministers from across the bloc attempt to reach a compromise with members of European Parliament on how to wind down failing banks.

  • US government investigating 2 major French banks Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 6:36 PM ET
    Societe Generale SA headquarters in Paris, France.

    Societe Generale and Credit Agricole are both targets of inquiries from several US government offices for allegedly dealing in Iran, Sudan and Cuba.

  • Bank stocks could rise 15% in 3-5 years: Analyst Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 11:39 AM ET

    Marty Mosby, banking analyst at Guggenheim Partners, told CNBC on Friday that patient investors could be rewarded by putting money in these four stocks.

  • Happy Birthday Art Cashin!     Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    Wall Street legend Art Cashin celebrates his birthday and explains why he thinks this morning's better-than-expected jobs report is a "Goldilocks number." He's intrigued that banking lending seems to be accelerating a little.

  • Cramer: Watch Bank of America     Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 9:31 AM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer explains why the financial sector will likely benefit from today's better-than-expected jobs number

  • The big bank theory     Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 8:56 AM ET

    Marty Mosby, Guggenheim Partners analyst, provides his top banking plays, and weighs in on whether banks are still a buy after last year's rally and this morning's better-than-expected jobs number.

  • Morgan Stanley is doing what's right: Analyst     Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 5:25 PM ET

    "Banks have been laggards that are now catching up," says Mike Mayo, CLSA research analyst, discussing valuations and breaking down the banking sector. Mayo also gives his best big bank play.

  • Where's the bargain in banks?     Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 2:42 PM ET

    Despite litigation, JP Morgan is already delivering on a fundamental basis, says Jeff Harte, Sandler O'Neill, breaking down the performance of some big banks in the financials sector.

  • Einhorn's Greenlight adds to Greek bank bet Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 6:36 AM ET

    David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital has increased its bet on Greece's Alpha Bank, making it a top five holding.

  • Jaspal Bindra, Standard Chartered Plc's chief executive officer for Asia, smiles during an interview in Hong Kong, China.

    Even as StanChart posted an 11 percent on-year decline in pre-tax profit for 2013, the bank's Asia CEO said it had still been a relatively good year.

  • London gold-fix banks accused of manipulation Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 1:49 PM ET

    Five banks involved in setting the London benchmark gold price have been accused in a lawsuit of price manipulation.

  • White-collar crime pipeline is full: DOJ official Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    The head of the Justice Department division in charge of prosecuting white-collar crime says she's leaving behind plenty of big cases.

  • Credit ratings for European lenders could be slashed by one or two notches, a leading credit agency has warned.

  • Bank stocks to double, says Dick Bove Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 5:13 PM ET

    Look for 100 percent increase in shares of financial institutions across the board, banking analyst Dick Bove said.

  • University yanks Fabrice Tourre's teaching gig Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 4:41 PM ET
    Fabrice Tourre, a former vice president at Goldman Sachs Group Inc., center, arrives at federal court with his attorney John 'Sean' Coffey, right, in New York, on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.

    On second thought, the University of Chicago won't be having Fabrice Tourre teaching students.

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