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  • Two Money Printing Winners & Losers Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 12:42 PM ET
    Citigroup Headquarters in Long Island City, New York.

    After the U.S. Fed announcement, the KBW Bank Index closed higher. TheStreet.com on the winners and losers.

  • Mittal and Hollande in ‘Blackmail’ Talks Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | 2:11 AM ET
    Lakshmi Mittal

    Lakshmi Mittal is meeting with France's president over accusations of “lying” and “blackmail."

  • Jenkins Urged to Split Barclays Sunday, 25 Nov 2012 | 10:56 PM ET

    Some of Barclays’ biggest investors have urged Antony Jenkins, the bank’s new chief executive, to take an axe to its investment bank. The FT reports.

  • Goldman’s Blankfein in Warning Over Cuts Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | 11:22 PM ET
    Lloyd Blankfein

    The financial industry should not go “overboard” in cutting costs in reaction to current market conditions, the chief executive of Goldman Sachs has warned, a day before the bank is poised to announce one of its smallest ever groups of new partners. The FT reports.

  • This shows the logo outside the Standard Chartered bank in the Central district of Hong Kong, 22 September 2003.

    Remember the advert that went: “Can a bank really stand for something, can it balance its ambition with its conscience," as you saw images of raindrops falling on leaves, children flying kites and Indians playing with colors?

  • Women walk past the logo of Japan's second-largest bank Mizuho Financial Group in Tokyo.

    Japan’s big banks are unlikely to see a sustained rebound in earnings until risk appetite returns to global financial markets, one analyst told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • HSBC Braced For Huge US Penalty Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 7:42 PM ET
    A sign featuring the logo of the banking giant HSBC hangs outside a branch on December 11, 2003 in Hong Kong. The London-based bank, which operates in 79 countries, gave an upbeat tone for the global economy March 1, 2004 including its key Hong Kong market by reporting a record annual pre-tax profit of ?7.7bn ($14.4). (

    HSBC is to apologize to US lawmakers for failing to have appropriate controls in place to ensure it did not facilitate the financing of terrorism and other criminal activities, transgressions that analysts estimate may cost it up to $1 billion in fines.The FT reports.

  • There's plenty of uncertainty for stock market investors, making it hard to make asset allocations.

  • ‘BlackRock Envy’ Replaces Goldman Allure Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 7:08 PM ET
    BlackRock's headquarters in New York.

    Six years ago, Wall Street and the City of London were consumed with “Goldman envy”. But that seems to be changing. The FT reports.

  • Moves by Australian banks to raise mortgage rates independently of the central bank did not change the impact of monetary policy, a top central banker said on Tuesday, dampening speculation of a cut to its official rate in response.

  • Further Banking Lay-Offs Expected in Asia Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 | 7:31 PM ET
    Downsizing

    Headhunters say the recent lay-offs in Asia’s banking industry are just the beginning and expect there will be far worse to come, predicting the total size of the sector in the region could shrink by more than 20 percent. The FT reports.

  • Uncertainty Clouds 2012 IPO Market Outlook Tuesday, 6 Dec 2011 | 12:26 PM ET
    Wall Street sign

    There is no shortage of companies waiting to go public in 2012, but whether they succeed is highly uncertain and will depend on the health of the global economy and broader markets, say analysts.

  • Asian Borrowers on Guard Over European Crisis Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 7:12 PM ET

    The European debt crisis, which has pummeled global markets and is taking a heavy toll on its banks, is threatening to spill over into the Asian banking sector as the region’s lenders calculate their own exposure to the crisis — direct or otherwise. The FT reports.

  • China Construction Bank to Open Subsidiary in Brazil Sunday, 20 Nov 2011 | 9:00 PM ET

    China Construction Bank is in talks to buy a bank in Brazil amid plans to open a subsidiary in Latin America’s biggest economy, according to officials and people familiar with the matter. The FT reports.

  • US Banks at ‘Fire Sale Price’: Strategist Tuesday, 1 Nov 2011 | 10:48 PM ET

    U.S. banking stocks followed the broad decline in Wall Street's Tuesday session on renewed uncertainty over Greece's debt deal. Despite the pessimism, some analysts believe the sell-off in American financials has been overdone and it is time to start buying into the sector.

  • For-Profit Schools Look Abroad for Growth Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 10:40 AM ET

    As their student enrollments in the United States continue to shrink, some for-profit schools are hoping to find growth opportunities in other countries.

  • IPO Boom May Not Come Back: Study Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | 10:53 AM ET

    The sputtering initial public offering market may never again be as robust as it once was because there's much more incentive for the owners of growing, young companies to sell out than to go public, suggests one study.

  • IPO Withdrawals Are at Highest Level Since 2008 Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011 | 9:49 PM ET
    Wall Street sign

    As volatile markets and economic uncertainty keep investors on edge, companies are folding their plans to go public in record numbers.

  • Are US Financials a Buy? Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011 | 12:17 AM ET
    Citigroup Building

    Even as financial shares on Wall Street have slumped as much as 40 percent in the past year, the investment community remains divided about whether now is a buy or still a sell for the lenders..

  • As Americans struggle to pay off underwater mortgages and student loan debt, some experts say simple changes to bankruptcy law could provide many with financial relief and potentially help the economy.