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  • SEOUL, March 19- The Bank of Korea's nominee-governor, Lee Ju- yeol, a former senior deputy governor at the central bank, is expected to be appointed by President Park Geun-hye after a parliamentary hearing on Wednesday. Lee was questioned on a range of key issues, including South Korea's household debt, inflation and future monetary policy at the central bank.

  • *Fed on track to reduce monthly bond buys to $55 billion. WASHINGTON, March 19- The Federal Reserve is set to trim its bond-buying stimulus for a third time in a row on Wednesday, and will probably rewrite its guidance on when it might eventually raise interest rates.

  • TOKYO, March 19- Asian share markets slipped on Wednesday, with investors still observing the Ukraine/ Crimea crisis and ahead of a closely-watched Federal Reserve policy review later in the session.

  • TOKYO, March 19- Asian share markets slipped on Wednesday, with investors still observing the Ukraine/ Crimea crisis and ahead of a closely-watched Federal Reserve policy review later in the session.

  • LONDON, March 19- Thomson Reuters Corp said it has launched a central register of information to help banks meet increasing compliance demands on who they deal with and cut their costs by reducing duplication.

  • *Tensions over Ukraine crisis ease somewhat. TOKYO, March 19- Asian share markets opened on a tentative footing on Wednesday, with investors cautious amid the backdrop of East-West geopolitical tensions involving Ukraine and ahead of a closely-watched Federal Reserve policy review later in the session.

  • Wells Fargo foreclosure manual subject of lawsuit Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 3:04 PM ET

    Wells Fargo produced a 150-page manual to fabricate missing documents to speed foreclosures, a lawsuit claims, according to published reports.

  • LONDON, March 18- Bankers who sidestep a cap on their bonuses will face action from the European Union's banking regulator, the bloc's financial services chief said on Tuesday as he fought off calls to toughen up the measure.

  • *UK unveils big shake-up of top Bank of England officials. LONDON, March 18- Britain shook up the Bank of England on Tuesday, breaking the all-male grip at the top as it appointed two new deputy governors and a chief economist who has been highly critical of the banking industry.

  • 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.

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