• ATMs face hacking threat as Microsoft halts updates Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 9:17 AM ET

    ATM machines will face greater hacking threats when Microsoft halts upgrades to its Windows XP operating system.

  • LONDON, March 18- Britain shook up the Bank of England on Tuesday, appointing two new deputy governors, breaking the all-male grip at the top, and a chief economist who has been critical of the banking industry.

  • *Capital fight expected at $50- $70 billion in first quarter. MOSCOW, March 18- Russia will not impose capital controls, the central bank said on Tuesday, easing concerns that restrictions could be introduced to stem capital flight that has accelerated since the Ukrainian region of Crimea was seized by Russian forces.

  • LONDON, March 18- Britain shook up the upper echelons of the Bank of England on Tuesday, naming two new deputy governors as the revamp of the central bank under its new boss Mark Carney gathered pace.

  • Apostolos Bantis, credit analyst at Commerzbank, says Russian banks have "sufficient buffers" to withstand pressures from the country's economy.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to March 30 Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will meet Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, Mexican Finance Minister Luis Videgaray and Bank of Mexico Governor Agustin Carstens. *BRUSSELS- ECB Supervisory Board Chair Daniele Nouy to appear before European Parliament Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee in Brussels- 1000 GMT.

  • *Bank of England to create new deputy governor's job. LONDON, March 17- Governor Mark Carney's first big shake-up of the Bank of England could set off changes on its interest rate-setting committee, with markets chief Paul Fisher at risk of losing out.

  • FACTBOX-European banks' exposure to Russia Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 12:49 PM ET

    The European Union has imposed sanctions on some Russian officials and the EU and United States are expected to apply more economic penalties against Russia if a crisis over the Crimea escalates. Foreign banks have a limited role- the biggest are France's Societe Generale, Italy's UniCredit and Austria's Raiffeisen.

  • LONDON, March 17- The world's biggest banks still could not be dismantled safely, more than five years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the Bank of England's deputy governor for financial stability said on Monday.

  • Bitcoin or banks safer for money transfers?     Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 8:54 AM ET

    Discussing the security for bitcoin, and its exchanges, with Jaron Lukasiewicz, Coinsetter founder & CEO.

  • Why retail banking must 'radically innovate'     Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 5:30 AM ET

    John Garvey, U.S. banking and capital markets leader at PwC, says that retail banks should innovate to adapt from a branch-based model to mobile banking.

  • SHANGHAI/ HONG KONG, March 17- China's yuan eased against the dollar on Monday after the central bank doubled the currency's daily trading band as part of its commitment to let markets play a greater role in the economy.

  • SHANGHAI/ HONG KONG, March 17- China's yuan eased against the dollar on Monday after the central bank doubled the currency's daily trading band as part of its commitment to let markets play a greater role in the economy.

  • Borrowers took out $15.3 billion of the loans in 2013, an increase of 20 percent from the year before, according to industry publication Inside Mortgage Finance. But at this stage, most bigger lenders are uncomfortable with the loans- for example, in 2011, Wells Fargo& Co and Bank of America backed out of the business.

  • *China in focus after alarming markets with bond default. *Sanctions on Russia could hurt the West as well. Federal Reserve meeting and Western sanctions on Russia will give financial markets plenty of pause for thought in the week to come but it could be China that sets the economic weather.

  • Banking's back room risk cops step into top jobs Sunday, 16 Mar 2014 | 3:00 AM ET

    Industry-wide investigations into alleged exchange rate manipulation, trading scandals at UBS, Societe Generale and JPMorgan and HSBC's $1.9 billion fine for lax money-laundering rules have upped the ante for banks already under pressure to curb reckless behaviour that led to the financial crisis.

  • *Canada class action suit also targets Mizuho. March 14- Mizuho Bank, one of Japan's largest lenders, has became ensnared in North American legal fallout from Mt. Lawsuits in the United States and Canada represent a new legal front- and a deep-pocketed defendant- in the battle over Mt.

  • SHANGHAI, March 15- China's central bank loosened its grip on the yuan on Saturday by doubling the daily trading range for the currency, adding teeth to a promise it would allow market forces to play a greater role in the economy and its markets.

  • *Last widening occurred in April 2012. SHANGHAI, March 15- China's central bank doubled the daily trading band for the yuan on Saturday, underscoring efforts to add more volatility and risk to the currency to make it more responsive to market forces.

  • March 14- A class-action lawsuit has been filed in Canada against Mt. Gox, the leading bitcoin exchange that lost more than $400 million of customers' digital currency, along with Mizuho Bank Ltd, one of Japan's largest lenders. The lawsuit, filed Friday in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, comes just days after Mt.

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