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BANGALORE, March 27- The European Union's banking reforms will boost interbank business but won't end bailouts of failing lenders, economists polled by Reuters say.
Chris Kotowski, Oppenheimer & Co. senior research analyst, and Anna Krayn, Moody's Analytics director, discuss Citigroup's failure to get the Fed's approval to raise dividend payments and increase stock buybacks.
Citigroup is still "too big to fail" now that the Fed rejected its dividend and stock buyback plan, CNBC's Jim Cramer says.
March 27- No single data point will determine when the Federal Reserve finally tightens its policy, a top U.S. central banker said on Thursday, reinforcing the notion stressed by Chair Janet Yellen that a "wide range" of factors would be considered.
CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports on Ally Financial's IPO as the Treasury sells more than half its stake in the company.
Fed objects to capital plans of RBS, HSBC, Santander. The U.S. central bank started scrutinising foreign banks' emergency plans only this year but its tough verdict on RBS, HSBC and Santander- three of Europe's largest banks- as well as U.S. giant Citigroup throws down a gauntlet to the European Central Bank as it readies its own bank stress tests this year.
The "Squawk on the Street" news team discuss the decision by the Fed to reject the plans of Citigroup to raise dividend payments and increase stock buybacks.
Marty Mosby, Guggenheim Partners analyst, provides perspective on the banking sector after Citigroup failed the Fed's stress test and was barred from raising its dividend and boosting its stock buybacks.
SHANGHAI/ HONG KONG, March 27- China's biggest banks showed milder-than-expected signs of financial stress from loan defaults and shrinking profit margins, cheering investors even as the lenders this week posted their slowest profit growth since they became listed.
CNBC's Kayla Tausche has the details on the Fed blocking five banks from increasing their dividends or stock buyback programs.
LONDON, March 27- Spanish, Italian and Portuguese bond yields hit new historical lows on Thursday, with speculation about further European Central Bank monetary policy easing prompting investors to seek higher returns in lower-rated assets.
The Fed announced Citi is one of five banks to fail its stress test. Anthony Polini, Raymond James analyst, discusses what the big bank can do now. This seems to be more of a bump in the road for Citi rather than a critical shortfall, says Polini.
SHANGHAI, March 27- China shares shed gains in late trading on a see-saw Thursday, ending down after though banking stocks rose for much of the afternoon on rumours the central bank may cut its reserve requirements. Minsheng Bank rose 3.6 percent, and Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Co Ltd 1.2 percent.
MOSCOW, March 27- Sberbank, Russia's biggest bank, posted a 4.1 percent rise in 2013 earnings to 362 billion roubles due to increased lending. But the bank failed to meet its target because of a hike in provisions for loan-losses amid a deteriorating economy.
RUSSIA'S CBANK GOVERNOR NABIULLINA SAYS CENTRAL BANK WILL SUPPORT DOMESTIC BANKS WITH LIQUIDITY, BUT SEES NO NEED FOR SUCH MEASURES YET.
As regional tensions with Russia rise, Austrian banks risk being caught in the financial and geopolitical crossfire.
YANCHENG, China, March 27- The rumour spread quickly. A small rural lender in eastern China had turned down a customer's request to withdraw 200,000 yuan.
The police are now investigating the matter further, "Yancheng police said in a statement posted on China's Twitter- like Sina Weibo.
SHANGHAI, March 27- Police in the rural Chinese city of Yancheng have detained the person suspected of spreading a rumour that sparked a three-day bank run in the eastern Chinese town, security officials said on the city's official microblog on Thursday.
WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, March 26- The Federal Reserve on Wednesday rejected Citigroup Inc's plans to buy back $6.4 billion of shares and boost dividends, saying the bank is not sufficiently prepared to handle a potential financial crisis.
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