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  • Russia's central bank supports sanctions targets Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 3:49 AM ET

    MOSCOW— Russia's central bank is promising to support financial institutions hit by U.S. sanctions as stocks took a tumble on opening in Moscow. Russia's state-owned VTB bank— Russia's second-largest— was trading down 1.2 percent on Wednesday morning.

  • MOSCOW, July 30- Shares in Russia's second-largest bank VTB slid over 3 percent at the start of trading on Wednesday, but the broader stock market rose as investors had priced in the impact of a new wave of Western sanctions.

  • MOSCOW, July 30- Russia's Central Bank said on Wednesday it was ready to support domestic banks that were hit in the latest round of Western sanctions. The United States imposed sanctions on more Russian banks on Tuesday, targeting the country's second-largest lender VTB, its subsidiary the Bank of Moscow, and the Russian Agriculture Bank.

  • MOSCOW, July 30- Shares in Russia's second-largest bank VTB, targeted by the latest sanctions from the United States, opened down 3 percent on Wednesday, while the broad stock market and the rouble were stable.

  • West seeks to inflict more economic pain on Russia Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 1:33 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Citing Russia's stalled growth rate and a flow of foreign capital out of Moscow, U.S. and European officials hope a new round of sanctions targeting energy and defense entities, as well as major banks, will deepen Russia's economic pain even further and force President Vladimir Putin to end provocations in Ukraine.

  • WASHINGTON, July 30- The U.S. The central bank is widely expected to cut its monthly asset purchases to $25 billion from $35 billion, which would leave it on course to shutter the program this fall.

  • As Fed meets, key issues likely to stay unanswered Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 12:03 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Federal Reserve will likely end a policy meeting Wednesday with a lot of questions unanswered:. Chair Janet Yellen gave few hints about the answers to such issues when she testified to Congress this month.

  • SINGAPORE, July 30- Gold was trading in a tight range below $1,300 an ounce on Wednesday, as investors nervously awaited the end of a Federal Reserve policy meeting to gauge the U.S. central bank's view on the economy and monetary policy.

  • July 29- New York's banking regulator is seeking to place government monitors in the U.S. offices of Deutsche Bank AG and Barclays Plc as part of its investigation into the foreign-exchange market, a person familiar with the matter said.

  • NEW YORK, July 29- World equity markets fell on Tuesday while the dollar reached eight-month highs against the euro on expectations of positive U.S. economic data and a more hawkish tone from the Federal Reserve.

  • ARGENTINA'S JUNE 30 DEBT PAYMENT STILL HELD BY BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON IN BUENOS AIRES- CENTRAL BANK SOURCE.

  • WASHINGTON, July 29- The United States on Tuesday slapped sanctions on VTB, the Bank of Moscow, the Russian Agriculture Bank and the United Shipbuilding Corp over Moscow's support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, the Treasury Department said.

  • SOFIA, July 29- Bulgaria's outgoing parliament voted on Tuesday to widen the 2014 fiscal deficit target and raise 3.4 billion levs in new debt, giving the next government some of the tools needed to solve the country's banking crisis.

  • Fed is weighing key issues but may reveal little Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 12:12 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— This much is clear: The Federal Reserve will make another cut this week in its monthly bond purchases, which have been aimed at keeping long-term loan rates low. This much is not: When will the Fed start tightening its interest-rate policy to thwart any runaway inflation?

  • LONDON, July 29- Gold turned lower on Tuesday as uncertainty before a Federal Reserve policy meeting and key U.S. data later this week pulled the metal back from a one-week high hit on the back of violence in the Middle East and Ukraine. Gold is highly sensitive to any changes in U.S. monetary policy.

  • *Bank of Cyprus raises 1 bln euros from EU, US investors. LONDON/ NICOSIA, July 29- Bank of Cyprus, which has just raised 1 billion euros from investors, plans to sell up to 1 billion euros in bonds in September, chief executive John Hourican said, a move that would mark a rehabilitation of the euro zone's first bank to recapitalise using depositors' cash.

  • Living in a bank settlement world     Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 7:31 AM ET

    There's been a tremendous increase in the states getting involved in areas of regulations they did not usually get involved in before, says Eric Dinallo, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP partner, discussing banking regulations.

  • An investor is suing Barclays over losses suffered after New York's attorney general accused the bank of lying about its electronic trading platform.

  • ‘Do no harm?’: Calls for banking Hippocratic oath Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 6:04 AM ET

    Over 2,000 years since the the Hippocratic Oath was introduced there are calls for bankers to follow suit, in an effort to prevent another crisis.

  • LONDON, July 29- Gold hit its highest in nearly a week on Tuesday as violence flared in the Middle East and Ukraine, but gains were capped by uncertainty ahead of a Federal Reserve policy meeting and important U.S. data later this week.

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