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  • 'Execution is key' for RBS: Pro     Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Mike Ingram, market strategist at BGC Brokers, talks about the problems facing RBS and says "execution is key and it's going to take years."

  • TORONTO, Feb 27- Toronto-Dominion Bank said on Thursday its first-quarter profit rose 15 percent on the back of stronger wholesale banking and U.S. retail banking income, and the lender boosted its dividend by a robust 9 percent.

  • ATHENS, Feb 27- A health check of major Greek banks is likely to reveal a capital shortfall of about 5 billion euros after Greece's international lenders accepted a lower capital adequacy ratio than in previous stress tests.

  • German chancellor, Angela Merkel tells the British parliament that Europe needs to create a "sound and responsible" financial system in which banks must "contribute to the common will."

  • Mt.Gox customers could be out of luck, experts warn Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 7:38 AM ET
    A bitcoin trader is surrounded by reporters as he protests against Tokyo-based bitcoin changer Mt.Gox in front of the company's office.

    Bitcoin exchange customers may have little chance of recovering their funds if they prove to be missing, according to legal and regulatory experts.

  • TORONTO, Feb 27- Toronto-Dominion Bank said on Thursday its first-quarter profit rose 15 percent on the back of stronger wholesale banking and U.S. retail banking income, and the lender boosted its dividend by 9 percent.

  • BEIJING, Feb 27- China's foreign exchange regulator has launched an investigation into the possible impact from recent yuan depreciation on foreign exchange transactions at domestic banks and companies, banking sources said on Thursday.

  • FRANKFURT, Feb 27- Lending to households and firms in the euro zone fell again in January and money supply growth remained subdued, adding to pressure on the European Central Bank to take action next week to support the economy.

  • UPDATE 1-Looking back, Pianalto praises Fed stimulus Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 7:55 PM ET

    Sandra Pianalto, who is stepping down at the end of May after 10 years as president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, also predicted that new Fed Chair Janet Yellen would continue "building consensus and being open-minded" at policy-setting meetings in the years ahead.

  • Ex-UBS banker pleads guilty in U.S. offshore tax case Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 6:17 PM ET

    Feb 26- A former UBS AG banker pleaded guilty on Wednesday to conspiring to defraud the United States by helping wealthy Americans evade taxes. Martin Lack, a 51- year-old Swiss resident, pleaded guilty in federal court in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to a single conspiracy count in a 2011 indictment stemming from a broad U.S. probe of offshore banking activities.

  • Offshore tax evasion hearing     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 4:23 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood provides details of the Senate panel hearing in Washington Wednesday on offshore tax evasion, in which Credit Suisse CEO Brady Dougan testified.

  • Still seeing growth in slowdown: RBC CEO     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 3:37 PM ET

    Gordon Nixon, Royal Bank of Canada president & CEO, discusses the state of banking and where he sees opportunity in the sector.

  • MOSCOW, Feb 26- Russia's second-largest bank VTB has joined Sberbank in saying it would halt new lending in Ukraine, underlining concerns over financial risks due to political turmoil in Kiev.

  • MOSCOW, Feb 26- Russia's second-largest bank VTB has joined Sberbank in saying it would halt new lending in Ukraine, underlining concerns over financial risks due to political turmoil in Kiev.

  • The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations this week alleged new misdeeds by Switzerland's Credit Suisse, citing secret meetings in luxury hotels and hidden elevators one senator said belonged in a spy novel.

  • *Expected to post 8 bln stg 2013 loss. LONDON, Feb 26- Royal Bank of Scotland's new chief executive will unveil his turnaround strategy for the part-nationalised lender on Thursday after announcing 2013 results expected to show an 8 billion pound loss.

  • Credit Suisse CEO fights back on tax evasion claims Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 7:46 AM ET

    *U.S. senate committee has issued a scathing report on Credit Suisse. ZURICH, Feb 26- Credit Suisse's chief executive will hit back at allegations the Swiss bank was a willing accomplice in U.S. tax evasion on Wednesday, blaming instead a small group of its private bankers for helping Americans conceal their wealth.

  • Senate scolds prosecutors, Swiss bank in tax spat Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 12:41 PM ET

    Credit Suisse sought to limit the fallout of a damning U.S. report, which accused it of helping customers evade taxes.

  • Canada's largest bank said on Wednesday it had earned C $2.09 billion, or C $1.38 a share, in the first quarter ended Jan. 31, compared with C $2.05 billion, or C $1.34 a share, a year earlier. Excluding C $92 million in charges from the sale of Jamaican operations announced last month as well as restructuring charges in the Caribbean, earnings were C $1.47 a share.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Mar 11 Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 7:01 AM ET

    WOOSTER, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Sandra Pianalto gives lecture, "Reflections on 35 Years with the Federal Reserve System" at the James R. Wilson Lecture Series hosted by the College of Wooster- 0030 GMT. SAITAMA, Japan- Bank of Japan board member Koji Ishida speaks to business leaders in Saitama- 0130 GMT.

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