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  • Sir Mervyn King, Former Governor of Bank of England.

    The upcoming European banking asset quality review will represent the sector's "last chance" to prove its credibility.

  • Expect dismal Q2 earnings from HSBC: Analyst     Sunday, 3 Aug 2014 | 11:35 PM ET

    Jim Antos, Bank Analyst at Mizuho Securities Asia, says the lender's second quarter results will likely be disappointing as global recovery remains slow.

  • ISM- New York index July at 1345 GMT. SYDNEY, Aug 4- London copper was a tad firmer on Monday after weak U.S. employment data soothed concerns that the Federal Reserve would soon begin to draw back liquidity that has cushioned demand for metals.

  • France urges G-20 to discuss issue of US bank fines Sunday, 3 Aug 2014 | 8:34 PM ET

    France has gathered support to challenge regulators imposing penalties on banks at a G-20 meeting after $8.9 billion fine was levied on BNP Paribas.

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 4- Gold was well-supported above $1,290 an ounce on Monday as surprisingly weak U.S jobs data diminished fears the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates soon, and as weaker stocks prompted some safe-haven bids. *Spot gold was little changed at $1,293.06 an ounce by 0019 GMT, after gaining nearly 1 percent on Friday following the weak U.S. data.

  • Portugal in $6.6B rescue of Banco Espirito Santo Sunday, 3 Aug 2014 | 8:05 PM ET

    Portugal will spend 4.9 billion euros ($6.58 billion) to rescue its largest listed bank, testing the euro zone's resilience to another banking crisis.

  • LISBON, Aug 3- Portugal will spend 4.9 billion euros to rescue its largest listed bank, testing the euro zone's resilience to another banking crisis just months after Lisbon exited an international bailout.

  • LISBON, Aug 3- Troubled Portuguese lender Banco Espirito Santo is expected to be split into "bad" and "good" banks under a multi-billion euro state rescue plan being hashed out by Lisbon and EU authorities, people familiar with the talks said on Sunday.

  • *No policy change expected but UK looks likely first mover. *India and Australia set to stay put. The European Central Bank, Bank of Japan, Bank of England and the central banks of India and Australia all hold meetings.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Aug 15 Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 8:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg holds a press conference from the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington- 1100 GMT. ATHENS- European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker visits Athens and meets Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras- 0800 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England holds Monetary Policy Committee meeting.

  • Treasury takes a big step to fight dirty money Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 2:07 PM ET

    Treasury is proposing a new regulation to make the financial system more transparent, says Undersecretary David Cohen.

  • *Food and medicine exempt from U.S., EU sanctions on Iran. LONDON/ ANKARA, Aug 1- It should have been a routine delivery of vegetable oil to Iran for making margarine; instead the tanker spent months in the Gulf as banks held up payment for the cargo, fearing they would run foul of international sanctions.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 1- U.S. stocks were little changed on Friday, paring big losses that had been indicated by trading before the market opened, as a weak July jobs report allayed concerns the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates sooner than many had expected.

  • BEIJING, Aug 1- China's central bank will keep up reasonable growth in credit and social financing and fine-tune its monetary policy in a timely way, the bank said on Friday.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 1- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open on Friday as a weak July jobs report allayed concerns that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates sooner than many had expected. *On Thursday, Wall Street suffered its biggest one-day decline in months as data sparked worries the U.S.

  • Europe's investment banks resilient in retreat Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 7:02 AM ET

    LONDON, Aug 1- Europe's investment banks are giving Wall Street a run for its money despite shrinking their trading arms more aggressively than U.S. rivals.

  • Duncan Farr, banks specialist at Macquarie Group, says it will be tough for Banco Espirito Santo to raise the required fresh capital it needs.

  • RBS: Scottish 'yes' vote would hit business Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 3:03 AM ET
    Man holding RBS umbrella.

    Royal Bank of Scotland said that an independent Scotland could significantly increase its costs and have a material impact on its business.

  • Yuan barely changed, set to rise 0.2 pct on week Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 1:36 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, Aug 1- China's yuan was flat against the dollar on Friday after the central bank set its official midpoint barely changed from the previous day and it was set to show a marginal gain on the week.

  • Lloyd's 'attractively priced right now': Pro     Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Erin Davis, senior equity analyst at Morningstar, discusses Lloyd's Banking Group's results and says that while the bank will probably pay a very small dividend in 2014, it will then "quickly ramp it up".

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