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  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to June 15 Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard speaks on the U.S. economic outlook and monetary policy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies- 1400 GMT. PARIS- Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development Forum 2015. PARIS- European Central Bank board member Daniele Nouy speaks at the panel discussion "Unlocking...

  • LAGOS, Nigeria— Financial crime agents arrested 21 bankers including senior executives of the Central Bank of Nigeria for the theft of $33 million worth of defaced naira currency notes, Nigerian officials said Monday. The fraud involved using cut-up pieces of newspaper to replace notes in Nigeria's naira currency that had been designated for destruction at...

  • WASHINGTON, June 1- First Tennessee Bank agreed to pay $212.5 million to resolve a case involving Federal Housing Administration- insured mortgage lending, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday. Benjamin Mizer of the Justice Department's Civil Division said First Tennessee's "reckless underwriting has resulted in significant losses of federal funds...

  • TORONTO, June 1- Financial regulators need to be on guard against the threat of future financial crises, particularly as banks boost pressure to roll back rules designed to shore up the financial system, a top Federal Reserve official said on Monday. "Regulations have been strengthened and the bankers' backlash is both evident and making headway," Fed Vice...

  • AMSTERDAM/ PARIS/ DUBLIN, June 1- Across the euro zone, bank compliance officers dream about saying "No" to their new regulator in Frankfurt. The European Central Bank is living up to its promise of being an intrusive and hands-on banking supervisor with a constant demand for data, including minutes of board meetings and regular on-site visits.

  • LONDON/ SYDNEY, June 1- Manufacturing activity showed scant sign of picking up across Europe and Asia in May as demand stayed stubbornly weak, highlighting the need for central banks to continue supporting growth. The gloomy business surveys come a little less than three months after the European Central Bank embarked on a 1 trillion-euro stimulus program and...

  • FRANKFURT, June 1- The situation in Greece is critical but the direct danger to European banks is relatively small, a senior official at Germany's Bundesbank told a newspaper on Monday. "The Greek government would be well advised to act quickly- for the Greek banks, it is five minutes to midnight," Andreas Dombret, an executive board member of the German central bank,...

  • SHANGHAI, June 1- China's yuan firmed against the dollar on Monday after the G7 agreed in principle that it would be good to include the currency in the International Monetary Fund's currency basket, traders said. The People's Bank of China set the midpoint rate at 6.1207 per dollar prior to market open, the lowest level since Apr.28, or 0.02 percent weaker than the...

  • ISTANBUL, May 30- Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan said on Saturday the takeover by regulators of Bank Asya was not political and that the Islamic lender would continue operating while sale or merger options were investigated. It handed over control of the bank to Turkey's Savings Deposit Insurance Fund, which is responsible for dealing with...

  • ANKARA, Turkey— Turkey's banking regulator says a state fund has seized a bank associated with a movement led by the U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, which authorities have accused of attempting to destabilize the government. The banking agency said late Friday the Savings Deposit Insurance Fund had taken took full control of Bank Asya, citing "...

  • May 29- Bank of America Corp agreed with U.S. regulators to improve its compliance practices and pay a fine for violations in lending rules toward military personnel. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency asked the No. 2 U.S. bank by assets to pay a penalty of $30 million due to non-home loan compliance with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and unsafe...

  • Bitcoin's tech is entering the major leagues Friday, 29 May 2015 | 1:11 PM ET
    Cyber security internet security

    So who is interested in bitcoin's technology? Seagate, Nasdaq, Overstock, IBM, Samsung, UBS, Barclays and Banco Santander—to name a few.

  • This stock is no longer in the Top 20 most held Friday, 29 May 2015 | 11:51 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    New data provided to CNBC from eVestment shows the most popular stocks held by institutional funds.

  • Neutral on the banking sector: Pro   Friday, 29 May 2015 | 10:08 AM ET
    Neutral on the banking sector: Pro

    Eric Wasserstrom, Guggenheim Securities bank analyst, analyses performances across the banking sector.

  • Regulations 'killing' small banks: Kovacevich   Friday, 29 May 2015 | 8:05 AM ET
    Regulations 'killing' small banks: Kovacevich

    Former Wells Fargo CEO Richard Kovacevich, shares his thoughts on how regulations are hurting small businesses and banks.

  • JPMorgan to lay off 5,000 employees across firm Friday, 29 May 2015 | 7:35 AM ET
    JPMorgan Chase headquarters building

    JPMorgan Chase will cut about 5,000 jobs over the next year, as the bank closes branches and slims down operations, The Wall Street Journal reported.

  • ATHENS, Greece— Bank deposits in Greece have hit their lowest in more than a decade, according to data released Friday, as Greeks concerned about the painfully slow pace of their government's talks with bailout creditors withdrew savings in an orderly but steady flow. European Central Bank figures showed more than 5 billion euros left in April, in a trend that...

  • FRANKFURT, May 29- Lending throughout the euro zone failed to grow in April after a promising uptick a month earlier, a slip that tempers hopes for a rapid turnaround in borrowing to boost the economy. European Central Bank data showed on Friday that overall lending growth to households and firms was unchanged in the month, despite the recent launch of a massive...

  • EU banks still trailing behind US: CIO   Friday, 29 May 2015 | 3:00 AM ET
    EU banks still trailing behind US: CIO

    Jonathan Bell, chief investment officer at Stanhope Capital, says that while European banks are trailing behind their U.S. counterparts, they have potential for credit expansion in the near future.

  • TOKYO, May 29- Japan's financial regulator is urging banks to strengthen safeguards against potential market turbulence from a U.S. interest rate hike expected later this year, according to a document seen by Reuters. Policymakers believe Japan's banking system remains sound with no immediate signs of financial imbalances or excessive risk-taking.

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