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  • LONDON, March 25- Gold fell to its lowest in more than five weeks on Tuesday, as the dollar edged higher on after a top Federal Reserve official reinforced the likelihood of higher U.S. interest rates in the first half of 2015..

  • Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac must not die: Dick Bove Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 8:59 AM ET

    If Fannie and Freddie are allowed to die, it will crush home prices — and hurt the economy, says bank analyst Dick Bove.

  • Jamie Dimon heir-apparent to leave JPMorgan Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 8:38 AM ET
    Jamie Dimon at WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    One of the co-heads of JPMorgan's investment bank, Michael J. Cavanagh, plans to leave the firm. The NYT reports.

  • *Euro drops on QE comments from Bundesbank's Weidmann. LONDON, March 25- The euro fell broadly on Tuesday, after European Central Bank governing council member and Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann said negative interest rates were an option the bank could use to counter strong gains in the single currency.

  • SHANGHAI, March 25- Hundreds of people rushed on Tuesday to withdraw money from branches of two small Chinese banks after rumours spread about solvency at one of them, reflecting growing anxiety among investors as regulators signal greater tolerance for credit defaults.

  • SEC eyes bond deals to see if banks are hiding risk Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 6:45 AM ET

    The SEC is looking into complex bond deals on Wall Street that may create new opportunities for fraud, The Wall Street Journal reported.

  • Morgan Stanley investors await Fed's blessing Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 6:30 AM ET

    Morgan Stanley shareholders will find out this week whether the Fed will allow the bank to start returning capital to shareholders for the first time since the financial crisis.

  • NAIROBI, March 25- Standard Chartered Bank of Kenya expects east Africa's burgeoning middle class to drive growth in 2014 after it recorded a 16 percent rise in 2013 pretax profit, its chief executive said.

  • SHANGHAI, March 25- Hundreds of people rushed to withdraw money from a branch of a small Chinese bank after rumours spread about its solvency, reflecting growing anxiety among investors as regulators signal greater tolerance for credit defaults.

  • HONG KONG, March 25- In just a few years, Hong Kong banks have ramped up lending to China from near zero to $430 billion, fuelling concerns about their credit exposure to the mainland at a time when sliding economic growth and defaults are making investors nervous.

  • HONG KONG, March 25- In just a few years, Hong Kong banks have ramped up lending to China from near zero to $430 billion, fuelling concerns about their credit exposure to the mainland at a time when sliding economic growth and defaults are making investors nervous.

  • *Banks in Spain, Germany fail to get opt-outs- sources. FRANKFURT, March 24- The European Central Bank's determination to subject the euro zone's largest banks to the same, rigorous checks is being tested, with countries lobbying for their banks to be treated differently and lenders asking for their workload to be eased.

  • UPDATE 1-Russia's Sberbank warns of recession risk Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 11:49 AM ET

    MOSCOW, March 24- Russia is at risk of recession as investors pull money out of the country, with growth likely to evaporate if capital outflows reach $100 billion, the head of its largest bank, state-owned Sberbank, said on Monday.

  • Why Kocherlakota won't become Fed's chief dissenter Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 11:16 AM ET
    Narayana Kocherlakota, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, speaks in St. Paul, Minnesota, Feb. 16, 2010.

    Minneapolis Fed Bank President Narayana Kocherlakota has no plans to make a habit of saying "no," people familiar with his thinking say.

  • UPDATE 1-HSBC to seek investor OK to sell "CoCo" bonds Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 10:25 AM ET

    LONDON, March 24- HSBC is to ask its shareholders for permission to sell bonds that would convert into shares and bolster its capital if it hits trouble, giving it the option to join a growing group of banks issuing the securities.

  • MILAN/ LONDON, March 24- Italy's largest bank by assets, UniCredit, started advertising a new hybrid dollar-denominated bond at an investors' roadshow in Europe and Asia on Monday.

  • SINGAPORE, March 24- Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp Ltd aims to expand in Greater China which it sees as the engine of Asian economic activity, rather than in another market in Southeast Asia where Singapore's second-biggest lender is already well entrenched.

  • SINGAPORE, March 24- Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp Ltd, Singapore's second-biggest lender, said a relaxation of Chinese bank ownership rules could prompt it to raise its stake in Bank of Ningbo Co Ltd to above 20 percent.

  • Top JPMorgan China banker to resign Sunday, 23 Mar 2014 | 10:35 PM ET
    JPMorgan Chase headquarters in New York.

    One of JPMorgan Chase's top bankers in China is leaving the bank amid an investigation into its hiring practices in Asia.

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Narayana Kocherlakota, whose differences with Fed Chair Janet Yellen over rewriting the central bank's pledge to keep interest rates low led him to cast the sole dissenting vote on Fed policy last week, has no plans to make a habit of saying "no," people familiar with his thinking say.

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