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  • White House weighs bankers for Fed board: Sources Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 6:16 PM ET

    The White House is weighing candidates with banking backgrounds to fill gaps on the Fed's depleted board, sources familiar with the matter said.

  • *First-quarter adjusted earnings $0.69/ share vs est. April 23- LPL Financial Holdings Inc, one of the five biggest independent U.S. broker-dealers, reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit as operating expenses ballooned to almost $1 billion.

  • Final Glance: Credit Card companies Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    American Express Co. rose$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $87.13. Capital One Financial Corp. fell$. 19 or. 3 percent, to $74.92. Discover Financial Services fell$. 39 or. 7 percent, to $56.28.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, April 23- A former lawyer with the American Bankers Association is being considered by the White House as a possible nominee to the board of the Federal Reserve, according to sources familiar with the efforts.

  • WELLINGTON, April 24- New Zealand's central bank raised interest rates on Thursday and signalled that it would keep tightening monetary policy in the coming months as the central bank tames inflation pressures which have been brewing as the country's economy strengthens.

  • WELLINGTON, April 24- New Zealand's central bank raised its benchmark cash rate by 25 basis points to 3.00 percent on Thursday, as expected, and said there would be further increases to keep on top of inflation pressures in the strongly-growing economy. New Zealand's 3.0 percent official cash rate compares with Australia's 2.50 percent, the U.S.

  • White House considers bank experts for Fed board -sources Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 4:58 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 23- The White House is weighing candidates with community banking backgrounds to fill gaps on the Federal Reserve's powerful but depleted board, according to sources familiar with the efforts.

  • April 23- LPL Financial Holdings Inc, one of the five biggest U.S. broker-dealers, reported a 3 percent fall in quarterly profit as operating expenses ballooned to almost $1 billion. The company's net income slipped to $53.1 million in the first quarter ended March 31 from $54.7 million. On a per share basis, earnings were flat at 51 cents.

  • U..S consumer bureau to test electronic mortgage closings Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 4:22 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 23- Borrowers seeking to buy a new home say they often do not have time to read final mortgage documents and sometimes find mistakes in their paperwork, the U.S. consumer watchdog said in a report on Wednesday.

  • Deutsche Bank under pressure to raise capital Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 2:47 PM ET

    Deutsche Bank is facing pressure from investors to raise capital amid fears the bank is not robust enough to face challenges, Financial Times reports.

  • Midday Glance: Credit Card companies Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    American Express Co. rose$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $87.13. Capital One Financial Corp. fell$. 16 or. 2 percent, to $74.95. Discover Financial Services fell$. 28 or. 5 percent, to $56.39.

  • LONDON, April 23- British over-50s insurer Saga is planning to announce its intention to float next week in a London stock market debut that could value the company at 3 billion pounds, two sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

  • IRAN WANTS PAYMENTS IN OMANI RIALS IN CENTRAL BANK OF IRAN'S ACCOUNT WITH BANK MUSCAT- SOURCES.

  • UPDATE 1-Kenyan shilling firms but further losses seen Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 11:12 AM ET

    "It came off a bit central bank mop-ups of the shilling, and also... there were some inflows, coming to settle the bond," said John Muli of African Banking Corporation. The Central Bank of Kenya said it received bids worth 30.27 billion shillings for the 15 billion shillings worth of paper on offer.

  • Early Glance: Credit Card companies Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    American Express Co. rose$. 03 or percent, to $87.10. Capital One Financial Corp. fell$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $75.07. Discover Financial Services fell$. 43 or. 8 percent, to $56.24.

  • Fla. insurance discrimination bill passes Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 9:53 AM ET

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— A Florida bill that would forbid insurance companies from refusing to serve or charging higher rates to applicants based on their ownership of a firearm has been sent to Gov. The measure passed the House 74-44 on Tuesday.

  • Settlement time for U.S. trades closer to being shortened Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, April 23- The Depository Trust& Clearing Corporation, which processes all U.S. stock and fixed income trades, said on Wednesday it supports shortening the settlement cycle for U.S. equities, corporate and municipal bonds, and unit investment trust trades.

  • TOKYO, April 23- Sumitomo Life Insurance, Japan's fourth-largest life insurer, plans to shift some funds out of long-term domestic bonds to foreign bonds in the year to March, as bond yields in Japan are too low, a senior company official said on Wednesday.

  • BANGKOK, April 23- Thailand's central bank left its benchmark interest rate unchanged on Wednesday, as expected, but said full-year growth may come in weaker than forecast due to the toll from prolonged political unrest.

  • TOKYO, April 23- Sumitomo Life Insurance, Japan's fourth largest life insurance company, plans to shift some of its funds into foreign bonds from long-term domestic bonds, as bond yields in Japan are too low, a senior company official said on Wednesday.

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  • People enter the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) headquarters in Wellington, New Zealand.

    New Zealand's central bank raised interest rates on Thursday and signaled that it would keep tightening monetary policy in the coming months.

  • The White House is weighing candidates with banking backgrounds to fill gaps on the Fed's depleted board, sources familiar with the matter said.

  • Deutsche Bank is facing pressure from investors to raise capital amid fears the bank is not robust enough to face challenges, Financial Times reports.

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