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  • LONDON, March 6- The world's top banks have already added most of the capital they need to meet new solvency rules in full, five years ahead of a 2019 deadline set by regulators, global banking supervisors said on Thursday.

  • FOREX-Euro on tenterhooks over ECB; Aussie jumps Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 3:50 AM ET

    LONDON, March 6- The euro traded flat on Thursday with players split down the middle on the chances of the European Central Bank taking more steps to support euro zone growth and weaken base returns on the single currency versus its peers.

  • SHANGHAI, March 6- China's yuan strengthened for a third straight session on Thursday as corporate dollar sales dominated amid signs that the central bank was staying on the sidelines, allowing the Chinese currency to recover from its recent weakness.

  • Jaspal Bindra, Standard Chartered Plc's chief executive officer for Asia, smiles during an interview in Hong Kong, China.

    Even as StanChart posted an 11 percent on-year decline in pre-tax profit for 2013, the bank's Asia CEO said it had still been a relatively good year.

  • WASHINGTON, March 5- Severe weather across much of the United States took a toll on shopping and consumer spending in recent weeks, leading to slower economic growth or outright contraction in some areas of the country, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday. Growth slowed in Chicago and activity was stable in Kansas City.

  • WASHINGTON, March 5- Severe weather across much of the United States took a toll on shopping and consumer spending in recent weeks, leading to slower economic growth or outright contraction in some areas of the country, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday. Growth slowed in Chicago and activity was stable in Kansas City.

  • FEDERAL RESERVE SAYS ECONOMIC ACTIVITY DECLINED IN TWO OF 12 REGIONS IN JANUARY AND EARLY FEBRUARY, MOSTLY DUE TO WEATHER- BEIGE BOOK.

  • London gold-fix banks accused of manipulation Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 1:49 PM ET

    Five banks involved in setting the London benchmark gold price have been accused in a lawsuit of price manipulation.

  • ECB may be wary of QE due to differing bond market impact Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 12:25 PM ET

    LONDON, March 5- The European Central Bank may hesitate to print money to ward off the threat of deflation because of concerns about the widely differing impact such a step could have on euro zone debt markets. Expectations are growing that the ECB, which holds a policy meeting on Thursday, will follow the Bank of England, the U.S.

  • UPDATE 2-Bank of England suspends official amid FX probe Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 11:32 AM ET

    LONDON, March 5- The Bank of England suspended a staff member on Wednesday as part of an internal investigation into what it knew about alleged manipulation of world currency markets. The central bank also released minutes that said allegations had been raised as long ago as July 2006 that manipulation was occurring in the so-called benchmark fixings.

  • White-collar crime pipeline is full: DOJ official Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    The head of the Justice Department division in charge of prosecuting white-collar crime says she's leaving behind plenty of big cases.

  • *Central bank holds benchmark rate steady at 1.0 pct. *Repeats that rates could go up or down, depending on data. OTTAWA, March 5- The Bank of Canada continued to express concerns about weak inflation on Wednesday, even after consumer prices picked up markedly in January, and it repeated that its next move on interest rates could be either up or down.

  • KIEV, March 5- The Ukrainian subsidiary of Italy's UniCredit Bank cancelled a daily limit of 1,500 hryvnia on cash-machine withdrawals on Wednesday, citing "the stabilisation of the situation" in the country. Ukraine has retained a 15,000 hrynvia daily limit on withdrawals from foreign currency accounts at all banks, which was imposed last week.

  • Credit ratings for European lenders could be slashed by one or two notches, a leading credit agency has warned.

  • China's yuan edges up as PBOC reduces intervention Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, March 5- China's yuan firmed slightly against the dollar on Wednesday as the central bank appeared to reduce its intervention in the market, having engineered a sudden depreciation of the yuan since last month, traders said. Dollar purchases by state banks-- a sign of intervention by the People's Bank of China-- appeared to subside this week, traders said.

  • *China tech, Macau casinos outperform tepid market. *Coal stocks sink after Beijing declares' war' on pollution. HONG KONG, March 5- Hong Kong and China shares were sluggish early on Wednesday, with the Chinese banking sector weaker on worry about a possible default by listed company and Beijing's plan to introduce deposit insurance.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Mar 18 Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY, Mexico- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher speaks before the Mexican Bankers Association- 0000 GMT. TORONTO, Canada- Bank of Canada Senior Deputy Governor Tiff Macklem speaks at an event in Toronto- 0015 GMT.

  • NEW YORK, March 4- A top Federal Reserve official said on Tuesday he is closely following the crisis in Ukraine for potential effects on U.S. economic growth and volatility in commodity prices, but said that so far he sees no undue risks. Russia's military intervention in Ukraine's Crimea peninsula has driven up oil markets.

  • Bank stocks to double, says Dick Bove Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 5:13 PM ET

    Look for 100 percent increase in shares of financial institutions across the board, banking analyst Dick Bove said.

  • University yanks Fabrice Tourre's teaching gig Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 4:41 PM ET
    Fabrice Tourre, a former vice president at Goldman Sachs Group Inc., center, arrives at federal court with his attorney John 'Sean' Coffey, right, in New York, on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.

    On second thought, the University of Chicago won't be having Fabrice Tourre teaching students.

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