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  • DUBAI, Sept 30- Gulf banks are feeling the pinch of rapidly shrinking corporate loan margins, with some predicting a bounce in lending rates as soon as the first half of 2015 as the escalating price war bites into profitability.

  • ECB under pressure as inflation falls again Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 5:01 AM ET

    LONDON— Inflation across the 18 euro countries dipped further toward zero in September, piling pressure on the European Central Bank to pull the trigger on its biggest stimulus weapon— a large-scale program to create new money.

  • Albania borrows $150 million to improve power grid Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 6:10 AM ET

    TIRANA, Albania— The World Bank is lending Albania $150 million to help overhaul its dysfunctional state-run power sector and pay for electricity imports from other Balkan states.

  • MUMBAI, Sept 30- The Reserve Bank of India sent a strong signal on Tuesday that it will refrain from cutting interest rates until it is confident that consumer inflation can be reduced to a target of 6 percent by January 2016.

  • European shares inch higher early; RBS jumps Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 3:11 AM ET

    PARIS, Sept 30- European shares inched higher in early trading on Tuesday, led by shares of Royal Bank of Scotland after the UK lender cut provisions for bad loans.

  • MUMBAI, Sept 30- India's central bank kept its key policy repo rate unchanged at 8.0 percent on Tuesday, as widely expected, while warning of risks to its target to bring consumer inflation down to 6 percent by January 2016.

  • Peru's central bank to trim reserve rules in October Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 7:48 PM ET

    LIMA, Sept 29- Peru's central bank on Monday said it will lower the reserve requirement for deposits held in soles to 10.5 percent from 11 percent starting in October. The central bank has loosened reserve rules several times over the past year to boost liquidity in the local currency and to encourage sluggish economic growth.

  • SAO PAULO, Sept 29- Bank workers in Brazil plan to begin a nationwide strike on Tuesday for an indefinite period after talks with commercial banks collapsed over pay rise demands for this and next year. Unions from about 50 different regions encompassing Brazil's largest metropolitan areas will join the strike, the statement said.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 29- The Federal Reserve will likely start raising interest rates in mid-2015, but so slowly that rates will end the year at just 0.55 percent, according to a San Francisco Fed study of betting in futures markets released on Monday.

  • AIG's Greenberg sues government     Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 10:24 AM ET

    Six years after the U.S. government bailed out AIG, the company's longtime CEO Hank "Ace" Greenberg is suing for damages, and the trial begins today. CNBC's Mary Thompson reports the details

  • Banks may use Facebook to determine credit scores Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 11:29 AM ET

    In the future, bank giants may require an eye or finger to pay for shopping and social network profiles may determine credit access.

  • BERLIN, Sept 29- Solid public finances are a key precondition for achieving economic growth, the head of Germany's influential central bank said on Monday, undercoring a divide between the euro zone's biggest country and the bloc's central bank.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 9:39 a.m. EDT Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 9:39 AM ET

    US consumer spending climbed healthy 0.5 percent in August, while income up 0.3 percent US stocks open sharply lower following drops in Europe and Asia Survey: Average bank fees for overdrafts, use of out-of-network ATMs surge from a year ago Canada's Encana buying Athlon Energy for $5.93 B, gets strong position in Permian Basin US safety agency looking into low-speed unintended acceleration in older Toyota Corollas Incoming EU trade chief vows to push for US free trade agreement in more transparent manner Lenovo looks to boost growth after acquisition of IBM low-end server business Coty CEO Michele Scannavini leaves company, chairman will be interim chief Macy's to hire 86,000 seasonal workers this holiday season Wal-Mart adds Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom to board of directors

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 9:38 a.m. EDT Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 9:38 AM ET

    US consumer spending climbed healthy 0.5 percent in August, while income up 0.3 percent Survey: Average bank fees for overdrafts, use of out-of-network ATMs surge from a year ago Canada's Encana buying Athlon Energy for $5.93 B, gets strong position in Permian Basin US safety agency looking into low-speed unintended acceleration in older Toyota Corollas At start of busy week on the economic news front, markets edge down amid protests in Hong Kong Incoming EU trade chief vows to push for US free trade agreement in more transparent manner Lenovo looks to boost growth after acquisition of IBM low-end server business Coty CEO Michele Scannavini leaves company, chairman will be interim chief Macy's to hire 86,000 seasonal workers this holiday season Wal-Mart adds Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom to board of directors

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 9:34 a.m. EDT Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 9:34 AM ET

    US consumer spending climbed healthy 0.5 percent in August, while income up 0.3 percent Survey: Average bank fees for overdrafts, use of out-of-network ATMs surge from a year ago Canada's Encana buying Athlon Energy for $5.93 B, gets strong position in Permian Basin US safety agency looking into low-speed unintended acceleration in older Toyota Corollas At start of busy week on the economic news front, markets edge down amid protests in Hong Kong Incoming EU trade chief vows to push for US free trade agreement in more transparent manner Lenovo looks to boost growth after acquisition of IBM low-end server business Coty CEO Michele Scannavini leaves company, chairman will be interim chief Macy's to hire 86,000 seasonal workers this holiday season Tibco Software to sell itself to private equity firm Vista Equity Partners for $3.98 billion

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 9:26 a.m. EDT Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 9:26 AM ET

    US consumer spending climbed healthy 0.5 percent in August, while income up 0.3 percent Survey: Average bank fees for overdrafts, use of out-of-network ATMs surge from a year ago Canada's Encana buying Athlon Energy for $5.93 B, gets strong position in Permian Basin US safety agency looking into low-speed unintended acceleration in older Toyota Corollas At start of busy week on the economic news front, markets edge down amid protests in Hong Kong Lenovo looks to boost growth after acquisition of IBM low-end server business Coty CEO Michele Scannavini leaves company, chairman will be interim chief Macy's to hire 86,000 seasonal workers this holiday season Tibco Software to sell itself to private equity firm Vista Equity Partners for $3.98 billion Amag Pharmaceuticals to spend $675 million in cash-stock acquisition of Lumara Health

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 9:25 a.m. EDT Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 9:25 AM ET

    US consumer spending climbed healthy 0.5 percent in August, while income up 0.3 percent Survey: Average bank fees for overdrafts, use of out-of-network ATMs surge from a year ago Canada's Encana buying Athlon Energy for $5.93 B, gets strong position in Permian Basin US safety agency looking into low-speed unintended acceleration in older Toyota Corollas At start of busy week on the economic news front, markets edge down amid protests in Hong Kong Lenovo looks to boost growth after acquisition of IBM low-end server business Coty CEO Michele Scannavini leaves company, chairman will be interim chief Macy's to hire 86,000 seasonal workers this holiday season Tibco Software to sell itself to private equity firm Vista Equity Partners for $3.98 billion Amag Pharmaceuticals to spend $675 million in cash-stock acquisition of Lumara Health

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 9:19 a.m. EDT Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 9:19 AM ET

    US consumer spending climbed healthy 0.5 percent in August, while income up 0.3 percent Survey: Average bank fees for overdrafts, use of out-of-network ATMs surge from a year ago Canada's Encana buying Athlon Energy for $5.93 B, gets strong position in Permian Basin US safety agency looking into low-speed unintended acceleration in older Toyota Corollas At start of busy week on the economic news front, markets edge down amid protests in Hong Kong Lenovo looks to boost growth after acquisition of IBM low-end server business Coty CEO Michele Scannavini leaves company, chairman will be interim chief Macy's to hire 86,000 seasonal workers this holiday season Tibco Software to sell itself to private equity firm Vista Equity Partners for $3.98 billion Amag Pharmaceuticals to spend $675 million in cash-stock acquisition of Lumara Health

  • The European Central Bank is expected to publish the outcome of its bank asset quality review on Oct. 26 in a bid to convince investors- after three previous "stress tests" failed to spot subsequent problems- that Europe's lenders have sifted out their risky holdings and now have enough capital to withstand any more financial crisis-style shocks.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 9:09 a.m. EDT Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 9:09 AM ET

    US consumer spending climbed healthy 0.5 percent in August, while income up 0.3 percent Survey: Average bank fees for overdrafts, use of out-of-network ATMs surge from a year ago Canada's Encana buying Athlon Energy for $5.93 B, gets strong position in Permian Basin At start of busy week on the economic news front, markets edge down amid protests in Hong Kong Lenovo looks to boost growth after acquisition of IBM low-end server business Coty CEO Michele Scannavini leaves company, chairman will be interim chief Macy's to hire 86,000 seasonal workers this holiday season Tibco Software to sell itself to private equity firm Vista Equity Partners for $3.98 billion Amag Pharmaceuticals to spend $675 million in cash-stock acquisition of Lumara Health DreamWorks surges in premarket trading on reports of talks with SoftBank

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