• WASHINGTON, May 19- New York Superintendent of Financial Services Benjamin Lawsky said on Monday he had decided not to initiate proceedings to revoke Credit Suisse's New York license over its role in helping Americans evade taxes.


  • SYDNEY, May 20- After 35 years of banking with big Australian banks like National Australia Bank, Paula and Peter Samson closed their accounts to protest the lenders' exposure to the polluting fossil fuel industry.

  • Not worried about banks: Pro     Monday, 19 May 2014 | 4:16 PM ET

    How investors are viewing Deutsche Bank's plan to raise capital, with Cassandra Toroian, Bell Rock Capital president.

  • CNBC's Kate Kelly reports Deutsche Bank has unveiled a plan to issue about $11 billion worth of new shares and also take on an anchor investor, the royal family of Qatar.

  • DALLAS, May 19- The Federal Reserve does not need to shrink its $4 trillion- plus balance sheet by even "a dime" for it to normalize monetary policy when the time comes, former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke said on Monday. "The Fed has worked very carefully to figure out how to raise rates at the appropriate time," Bernanke told a monetary policy conference.

  • Deustche Bank capital plans draw jeers Monday, 19 May 2014 | 12:27 PM ET

    Deutsche Bank's plan to raise nearly $11 billion in new capital drew criticism on Wall Street, bedeviling the bank's shares.

  • LONDON, May 19- Asia- focused bank Standard Chartered has picked an executive from outside banking to be its new finance director, saying former Vodafone finance chief Andy Halford will take up the role in July. Halford could earn up to $6.3 million a year at Standard Chartered, plus other benefits.

  • *Russia courts cautious Asia, banks with franchises. LONDON, May 19- Most Western banks are shunning Russia's syndicated loan market as a result of the Ukraine crisis and could stay away for a year or more, despite the potential loss of more than $45 billion in business.

  • Credit Suisse plea deal due Monday: Sources Monday, 19 May 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    Credit Suisse guilty plea with U.S. authorities is likely to be announced after the market close on Monday, two sources said.

  • Can mutual funds be too big to fail?     Monday, 19 May 2014 | 8:15 AM ET

    Mary Miller, U.S. Treasury Undersecretary, shares her thoughts on regulating asset managers and the three areas they are looking at that may pose risk.

  • Deutsche Bank 'very focused' on US: Co-CEO     Monday, 19 May 2014 | 5:16 AM ET

    Anshu Jain, co-CEO at Deutsche Bank, says the bank is very "focused" on its U.S. strategy and that it has a targeted plan to narrow the "competitive gap" there.

  • Deutsche Bank is taking steps to increase its capital reserves to take advantage of the "tectonic plate shift in European banking", Anshu Jain, co-CEO at Deutsche Bank told CNBC.

  • LONDON, May 19- Europe and Asia dragged world equity markets lower on Monday as concerns about slower growth in China prompted investors to cut their risks. Shanghai shares hit a three-week low as Beijing unveiled new regulations that tighten its grip on interbank lending to defuse risks among "shadow" non-bank financial firms that act like banks.

  • FRANKFURT, May 19- Deutsche Bank said a decision to seek 8 billion euros in new equity capital was driven by uncertainty about the cost of new regulations and the need for funds to expand its investment banking business. It plans to sell the new shares combined with at least 1.5 billion euros in hybrid debt by June 4.

  • HONG KONG, May 19- Shanghai shares plunged to a three-week low on Monday as financials and property stocks fell following stiffer regulations on interbank lending and more evidence of cooling in the property market. The CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings lost 1.4 percent, reaching its lowest close since March 20.

  • FRANKFURT, May 19- Deutsche Bank aims to price and issue around 9.5 billion euros in both new equity and hybrid debt by June 4, the lender said on Monday. Germany's largest bank unveiled an 8 billion euro equity capital raising late on Sunday in a move to fortify its regulatory strength measures and put investor doubts to rest.

  • WASHINGTON, May 19- The two new nominees to the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors are expected to push for an expanded Fed role in managing the U.S. economy, working to replace the current raft of programs that resulted from the financial crisis with more permanent tools. The arrival of former Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer and former U.S.

  • LONDON, May 18- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney gave his strongest warning to date about the risks of a housing bubble and said policymakers were looking at new measures to control mortgage lending.

  • U.S. Fed may need to update its interest rate guide Sunday, 18 May 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, May 18- Interpreting Federal Reserve policy is hard enough, but the central bank may need to dust off its' How to' guide to explain the nuts and bolts of new tools it will use when it finally starts to raise interest rates. But managing that rate was easier when the banking system had about $800 billion in excess cash.

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