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  • *Chinese telecom shares up on Qualcomm fines. SHANGHAI, Feb 11- China shares rose for a third straight day on Wednesday after the central bank vowed to support economic growth, but investors were reluctant to chase stocks too high on concerns that the rebound was due to technical factors and may be short-lived. The People's Bank of China made clear on Tuesday it was...

  • Chinese economy more sustainable now - China c.bank Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 8:55 PM ET

    BEIJING, Feb 11- China's economy is now more sustainable and domestic consumption is steadily rising, Chinese Central Bank Vice Governor Yi Gang told a G20 meeting of finance officials earlier this week. To stoke growth and bank lending, China's central bank last week reduced the amount of cash that banks have to hold as reserves for the first time in over two...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Feb 24 Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Bank of Japan policy board member Takehiro Sato speaks at the Japan Securities Summit 2015 on the outlook for the Japanese economy- 1410 GMT. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher speaks on "Monetary Policy and a Reflection on 10 Years at the Fed" before the Economic Club of New York- 1300 GMT. PARIS- European Central Bank board...

  • Japan's MUFG to introduce US-style board - sources Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 6:33 PM ET

    Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group aims to add more directors to its board from outside the bank, revamping its management structure, says sources.

  • Why Singapore's DBS is in 'very good shape' Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 5:49 PM ET
    Why Singapore's DBS is in 'very good shape'

    With DBS's core franchises in Hong Kong and Singapore performing well, markets shouldn't be too worried about the jump in bad loans in China, says Lachlan Colquhoun, chief executive officer, Asia at East & Partners.

  • LIMA, Feb 10- Peru's central bank will likely hold its benchmark interest rate at 3.25 percent on Thursday as it expects economic growth to rebound and the currency to continue weakening, a majority of analysts polled by Reuters said. The sol, which weakened by more than 6 percent last year, closed at a new low in nearly six years on Tuesday despite the central bank's...

  • Second apparent murder-suicide hits JPMorgan Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 2:01 PM ET
    Police stand outside the house in Closter, N.J., Feb. 7, 2015 where a couple was found dead in a possible murder-suicide.

    Another New York-area JPMorgan Chase employee was involved in an apparent murder-suicide, but it's not clear it's a trend.

  • RALEIGH, N.C., Feb 10- The Federal Reserve should raise interest rates in June, a top Fed official said on Tuesday, saying the U.S. economy is strengthening and that inflation will move back to the central bank's target. "At this point, I think June looks like the attractive option" to raise interest rates, Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker told reporters here.

  • Swiss scandal haunts HSBC's former boss Stephen Green Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 12:17 PM ET

    DUBLIN, Feb 10- The scandal at HSBC's Swiss private banking arm is particularly awkward for former executive chairman Stephen Green. But the leaking of a vast array of detail about how HSBC's Swiss-based private bank allegedly helped some wealthy clients to dodge taxes has raised questions how Green apparently failed to spot serious control and compliance...

  • This is how Goldman is doing 'God's work' now Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 8:55 AM ET
    Lloyd Blankfein at the 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    One CEO presents the argument that the investment giant is a seller of stability, despite its embattled reputation.

  • ATHENS, Feb 10- Greek bankers said on Tuesday that deposit outflows have slowed so far in February after a sharp increase estimated for a month earlier, but savers are still uneasy over the new leftist government's standoff with its official lenders. Political uncertainty in the run-up to the Jan 25 vote sparked large deposit outflows, starving banks from...

  • EU QE may not help out banks—but watch real estate Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 8:47 AM ET

    The ECB's massive QE program may only be of small help to the euro zone's banks, but could boost other sectors like real estate.

  • ATHENS, Feb 10- Greek bankers said on Tuesday that deposit outflows have slowed so far in February after they increased sharply a month earlier, but savers remain uneasy over the new leftist government's standoff with its official lenders. "Ouflows have decelerated so far in February," the chief executive of one of Greece's top four commercial banks told Reuters.

  • LONDON, Feb 10- The head of HSBC's private bank has told staff past practices, which may have allowed some clients to dodge taxes, are unacceptable and the bank has no appetite to deal with such customers. "The practices and the banking model of that time are no longer acceptable," Peter Boyles, chief executive of HSBC's Global Private Banking since December 2012, said...

  • *Raiffeisen jumps after saying will cut exposure to Russia. PARIS, Feb 10- European stocks were steady around midday on Tuesday, with UBS falling after it warned against the effects of the surging Swiss franc and negative interest rates in Switzerland and the eurozone. On Tuesday, Raiffeisen Bank International climbed 6.7 percent after the Austrian lender said...

  • HSBC could face US legal action over Swiss accounts Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 7:04 AM ET
    A security guard stands in front of the HSBC offices in Geneva, Feb. 9, 2015.

    HSBC faces investigation by the U.S. and U.K. after admitting failings by its Swiss private bank that may have allowed some customers to dodge taxes.

  • US seeks felony pleas from big banks in forex probe Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 6:20 AM ET
    Benjamin Lawsky, superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services.

    The Justice Department is pushing some of the biggest banks on Wall Street to plead guilty to charges that they manipulated foreign currency prices.

  • BEIJING, Feb 10- China's outstanding total social financing, a broad measure of liquidity in the economy, rose to 122.86 trillion yuan at the end of 2014, up 14.3 percent from a year earlier, the central bank said on Tuesday. This is the first time the People's Bank of China has released data on outstanding TSF, which captures lending outside traditional loans, such...

  • *Media reports say HSBC helped wealthy dodge taxes. LONDON/ ZURICH/ WASHINGTON, Feb 10- HSBC Holdings Plc faces investigation by U.S. authorities and an inquiry by British lawmakers after admitting failings by its Swiss private bank that may have allowed some customers to dodge taxes. U.S. prosecutors have stepped up efforts to establish whether HSBC, the world's...

  • When will EU banks see QE benefits? Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 4:20 AM ET
    When will EU banks see QE benefits?

    Patrick Armstrong, CIO of Plurimi Investment Managers, says that the long term benefits of quantitative easing will outweigh the short-term problems for European banks.

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