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  • 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.

  • *Iran wants economic sanctions lifted. LONDON/ ANKARA, March 13- Despite a diplomatic thaw, Western banks are steering clear of attempts by Iran to get them involved in financing humanitarian transactions, fearing they could be penalised under U.S. sanctions, bankers and government officials told Reuters.

  • FDIC sues 16 big banks     Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 2:33 PM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports Bank of America, Citi Group, and JPMorgan Chase are among 16 big banks being sued by FDIC for manipulating the LIBOR benchmark interest rate.

  • Some bank ATMs run Windows XP and that's a problem Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 12:18 PM ET

    Banks will face security fees for not updating Windows XP-run automated teller machines as Microsoft withdraws support for the software on April 8.

  • *Vimpelcom, Uralkali, Sibur among companies affected. Russian companies, including mobile phone operator VimpelCom and Uralkali, the world's top potash producer, are now facing potentially higher borrowing costs when lending resumes.

  • *Microsoft withdraws support for Windows XP on April 8. LONDON/ NEW YORK, March 14- Banks around the world, consumed with meeting more stringent capital regulations, will miss a deadline to upgrade outdated software for automated teller machines and face additional costs to Microsoft to keep them secure.

  • *Barclays has already announced 12,000 job cuts for group. March 13- Barclays has launched the third review of its investment bank in as many years, and is likely to cut more jobs and business areas as it battles to improve profitability, people familiar with the matter said.

  • *Highest earner is investment bank chief Andrea Orcel. ZURICH, March 14- UBS hiked Chief Executive Sergio Ermotti's pay by more than a fifth in 2013, when the Swiss bank added probes into its metals trading and foreign exchange businesses to a long list of legal troubles.

  • MOSCOW, March 14- Russia's central bank on Friday kept lending rates on hold after raising them two weeks ago and said it would fight for financial stability after the standoff with the West over Crimea, which has sent the rouble and stocks tumbling.

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