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  • WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is disclosing that she met with a financial analyst at the center of an investigation into a possible leak of confidential interest-rate information. The lawmakers had requested the names of Fed officials and staff who had contact with the analyst's firm, Medley Global Advisors, from June through October 2012.

  • WASHINGTON, May 4- Bank lending officers said they expect more bad loans among companies in the energy sector, and have begun taking steps to protect against the downturn among oil and gas companies, according to a Fed survey released on Monday. The quarterly survey covered senior loan officers at 76 U.S. banks and 23 branches of foreign banks.

  • WASHINGTON, May 4- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled against a Massachusetts man battling his mortgage lender over a bankruptcy plan in a case in which the Obama administration and even Bank of America Corp had backed the homeowner. On a 9-0 vote, the court said Louis Bullard, who owes community bank Blue Hills Bancorp Inc $387,000 for the mortgage on a property...

  • ECB sees more stress tests in bank supervision Monday, 4 May 2015 | 7:46 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, May 4- The European Central Bank plans to use further stress tests as part of its effort to ward off any future banking crises in the euro area, a high level ECB official said on Monday. "The stress testing will be part of the supervisory activities in the future, for sure, in some form or another," Jukka Vesala, an ECB Director General responsible for...

  • *Gold snaps 3- day losing streak, but still below $1,200. SINGAPORE, May 4- Gold edged up on Monday after three days of losses, but the metal wasn't too far from a six-week low as investors continued to speculate on when the Federal Reserve might raise U.S. interest rates. "Gold has proven one time too many that it prefers to stick to $1,200 amid large fluctuations and I am...

  • Won't make habit of flat earnings: Westpac CEO   Monday, 4 May 2015 | 2:20 AM ET
    Won't make habit of flat earnings: Westpac CEO

    Westpac CEO, Brian Hartzer, says that despite reporting flat earnings, the company's underlying businesses are actually very strong.

  • Why a RBA rate cut is the 'sensible thing to do'   Sunday, 3 May 2015 | 10:14 PM ET
    Why a RBA rate cut is the 'sensible thing to do'

    The Reserve Bank of Australia will likely cut rates this week amid economic headwinds and the Aussie dollar could see more volatility, says Tony Nash, vice president at Delta Economics.

  • SINGAPORE, May 4- Gold languished near a six-week low on Monday, unable to recover from a three-day losing streak, as the dollar gained on signs of stabilisation in the U.S. economy, and fears the Federal Reserve would soon hike interest rates. *Spot gold was firm at $1,178.50 an ounce by 0042 GMT, not far from a six-week low of $1,170.20 reached on Friday.

  • Westpac shares could fall after earnings miss: Pro

    With Australia's major banks priced for perfection, Westpac's minor miss on expectations will see its shares come under pressure, says David Ellis, head of Australian Banking Research at Morningstar Australasia.

  • RBA will cut rates, but is it the best move?   Sunday, 3 May 2015 | 6:44 PM ET
    RBA will cut rates, but is it the best move?

    Kumar Palghat, director at Kapstream, expects the Reserve Bank of Australia to cut rates at Tuesday's policy meeting even though easing measures are having a mixed impact on the economy.

  • ORANGE, Calif./ PHILADELPHIA, May 1- The Federal Reserve could well raise interest rates as soon as June, two top U.S. central bankers said on Friday, so long as economic data strengthens as expected from a dismal first quarter. The key, both Loretta Mester, president of the Cleveland Fed, and John Williams, president of the San Francisco Fed, said, is that by a quirk of the...

  • Housing market getting better: Wells Fargo CEO Friday, 1 May 2015 | 6:02 PM ET
    John Stumpf, CEO of Wells Fargo

    While there is a perception credit is not available, it is more available now and at great rates, Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf said.

  • Chase website returns after outage Friday, 1 May 2015 | 3:01 PM ET
    JP Morgan Chase headquarters in New York.

    Customers had difficulty accessing some JPMorgan Chase and Capital One online banking services on Friday.

  • How old? Popular site hits, and misses, CEO ages Friday, 1 May 2015 | 2:02 PM ET

    A new online tool from Microsoft tells users how old they look. CNBC.com used it to see which CEOs could use some extra vacation time.

  • NEW YORK— The U.S. government announced a system Friday to compensate people harmed by Sudan, Iran and Cuba using some of the $8.9 billion forfeited by France's largest bank for violating U.S. economic sanctions by processing transactions for clients in blacklisted countries. It said it processed billions of dollars in illegal transactions on behalf of...

  • Europe banks: Is Lloyds the best performer?   Friday, 1 May 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Europe banks: Is Lloyds the best performer?

    Filippo Alloatti, senior credit analyst at Hermes Fund Managers, discusses Lloyds bank and Royal Bank of Scotland's earnings.

  • UK banking is a difficult space: Strategist   Friday, 1 May 2015 | 3:00 AM ET
    UK banking is a difficult space: Strategist

    Will Hobbs, head of equity strategy at Barclays Wealth and Investment Management, discusses the challenges facing Lloyds and the wider banking sector.

  • TOKYO, May 1- The Bank of Japan's massive stimulus program lowered real interest rates by slightly less than 1 percentage point, the central bank said on Friday, a day after it rolled back the timeframe for hitting its ambitious inflation target. During the period, Japan's output gap improved by 2 points and annual consumer inflation rose 1 point, roughly in line...

  • Lloyds pre-tax profit slips on TSB loss Friday, 1 May 2015 | 2:54 AM ET

    Lloyds reported an 11 percent fall in statutory profits to £1.2 bn for the first quarter, after booking a £660 million charge on the sale of TSB.

  • TOKYO, May 1- The Bank of Japan's massive stimulus program lowered real interest rates by slightly less than 1 percentage point, an estimate by the central bank showed on Friday. "The actual improvement in economic activity and prices was mostly in line with the mechanism anticipated" by the quantitative and qualitative easing program, the BOJ said in a research...

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