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  • 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.

  • WELLINGTON, May 29- New Zealand's central bank has announced new mortgage regulations for lenders, requiring them to hold more capital against loans to residential property investors, in an attempt to curb risky lending as house prices hit record highs. The new rules are the latest measures designed to tame risky mortgage lending as the RBNZ worries that a...

  • SHANGHAI, May 28- China's stock markets plunged on Thursday, with indexes dropping over 6 percent in record high turnover as investors rushed to sell after more brokers tightened margin trading requirements for clients and the central bank drained money market liquidity. The Shanghai Stock Exchange saw A share turnover hit 1.2 trillion yuan, an all time...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to June 11 Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    SOFIA- European Central Bank board member Yves Mersch speaks at the Bulgarian Authorities 2015 IMF/World Bank Constituency Meetings- 1100 GMT. BARCELONA, Spain- European Central Bank board member Vitor Constancio speaks at the XXXI Reunion Circulo de Economia- 0730 GMT. HARTFORD, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren speaks...

  • GE taps Deutsche to sell Italian lender: Sources Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 6:31 PM ET
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    GE picked Deutsche Bank to sell Italian lender GE Capital Interbanca as part of a strategic review to refocus its industrial base, sources said.

  • JPMorgan to lay off 5,000 employees across firm: WSJ Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 5:59 PM ET

    NEW YORK— JPMorgan Chase& Co. will cut about 5,000 jobs over the next year, as the bank closes branches and slims down its operations, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, citing anonymous sources. JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon, at an investor conference this week, said that the average Chase branch would lose one employee— mostly through attrition.

  • Our strategy is full service: TD Bank CEO   Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 4:45 PM ET
    Our strategy is full service: TD Bank CEO

    Bharat Masrani, TD Bank CEO, joins CNBC's Kelly Evans for an exclusive interview.

  • Branches important to ecosystem: Wells Fargo CEO   Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 4:23 PM ET
    Branches important to ecosystem: Wells Fargo CEO

    John Stumpf, Wells Fargo CEO, discusses branches, housing market, mortgages, and business strategy.

  • Two drivers to our success: RBC CEO   Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 3:47 PM ET
    Two drivers to our success: RBC CEO

    Discussing a business performance outlook, retail branches, and the role a digital wallet can play in the future of banking with Dave McKay, RBC CEO.

  • BRASILIA/ RIO DE JANEIRO, May 28- Brazil's central bank risks causing unnecessary damage to a struggling economy if it raises interest rates even more in coming weeks, a growing number of economists and business leaders warn. Brazil's rate hike cycle, the most rigorous among major economies in 2015, is an effort to tamp down inflation, currently running at above 8...

  • LONDON, May 28- General Electric Co has picked Deutsche Bank to sell Italian lender GE Capital Interbanca as part of a strategic review to refocus the U.S. conglomerate around its industrial base, two sources familiar with the matter said. Deutsche Bank could conduct a piecemeal sale and offload Interbanca's units such as lending, factoring, leasing and fleet as...

  • Advisory exec fires back at Dimon's 'lazy' comment Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 3:17 PM ET
    Jamie Dimon, chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase, at 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon's contention that "lazy" shareholders rely on advisory firms shows an "outdated" attitude, an advisor said.

  • JPM expected to lay off more than 5,000: DJ   Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 1:31 PM ET
    JPM expected to lay off more than 5,000: DJ

    According to the Dow Jones, JPMorgan is expected to lay off more than 5,000 employees by next year, reports CNBC's Sharon Epperson.

  • ABIDJAN, May 28- Nigeria's Agriculture Minister Akinwumi Adesina won an election on Thursday to be the new president of the African Development Bank, the lender said. After six rounds of voting that saw seven rivals from across the continent defeated, Adesina secured around 60 percent of the vote in an election held in Ivory Coast, where the AfDB is based.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, May 28- Four more Swiss banks have cut deals with the U.S. Department of Justice to avoid possible prosecution for helping Americans evade taxes, the department said on Thursday. The banks are Societe Generale Private Banking, MediBank AG, LBBW AG, and Scobag Privatbank AG. The banks settled under a voluntary program the Justice Department...

  • Nigeria agriculture minister Adesina wins AfDB presidency Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 12:49 PM ET

    ABIDJAN, May 28- Nigeria's Agriculture Minister Akinwumi Adesina won an election on Thursday to be the new president the African Development Bank, the pan-African lender announced in its Twitter account.

  • TORONTO, May 28- Royal Bank of Canada, the country's top lender, posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, helped by strength in its domestic banking and capital markets divisions. RBC has been expanding its U.S. wealth management business and launched a $5.4 billion bid in January for Los Angeles- based City National Corp. City National said...

  • FRANKFURT, May 28- The EU's top watchdog has challenged the European Central Bank over privately disclosing sensitive plans for money printing to a group of hedge funds, giving them a headstart over investors who found out only the following day. In a letter to ECB President Mario Draghi, the European Union's Ombudsman has now asked for a "detailed account of the...

  • TORONTO, May 28- Toronto Dominion Bank posted a quarterly profit that beat market expectations on Thursday, driven by strong growth in its Canadian retail and wholesale businesses. The results follow bullish quarterly numbers from Royal Bank of Canada, Bank of Montreal, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and National Bank of Canada, which reported...

  • ABIDJAN, May 28- The African Development Bank's governors began voting on Thursday to elect a new president to guide the pan-African lender through the continent's increasingly complex financial environment. Eight candidates, including Nigeria's agriculture minister, Akinwumi Adesina, Cape Verde's finance minister, Cristina Duarte, and a former...

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