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  • SHANGHAI, April 9- China shares ended at a new 7- week high on Wednesday, as certain tech stocks outperformed but profit-taking in banking shares weighed on index performance. Industrial Bank Co Ltd slid 0.6 percent, while China Minsheng Banking Corp Ltd and Ping An Bank Co Ltd shed 1.1 percent and 0.8 percent, respectively.

  • TOKYO, April 9- Japanese stocks stumbled 2.1 percent to a three-week low on Wednesday after the Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda raised doubts over whether the central bank will ease its policy stance anytime soon, sending the yen higher.

  • SHANGHAI, April 9- Hong Kong shares extended gains from the previous day on increases in Tencent and casino shares as well as modest rises in mainland banking stocks, sending the Hang Seng Index to its highest intraday level since February. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong gained 0.4 percent.

  • NEW YORK, April 8- New York state's top insurance regulator has sent subpoenas to four U.S. insurance companies as part of a probe of potential sanctions violations involving Iran, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK, April 8- A lawsuit has been unsealed accusing OneWest Bank FSB, a lender once known as IndyMac Bancorp Inc, of causing the U.S. government to improperly pay out $206 million under a federal program to help struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure.

  • NEW YORK, April 8- A lawsuit has been unsealed accusing OneWest Bank FSB, a lender once known as IndyMac Bancorp Inc, of causing the U.S. government to improperly pay out $206 million under a federal program to help struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure.

  • Banks must boost capital by $68B under new rules Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 7:23 PM ET
    JPMorgan Chase headquarters in New York.

    The eight biggest U.S. banks must boost capital levels by a total of about $68 billion under new rules, U.S. regulators said on Tuesday.

  • ROCHESTER, Minn./ PHILADELPHIA, April 8- The Federal Reserve needs to be more specific about what economic conditions would prompt it to raise interest rates from current rock-bottom levels, a pair of top Fed officials normally at loggerheads on policy said on Tuesday.

  • Goldman considers draining its dark pool: WSJ Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 6:41 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is mulling the idea of shutting down its private stock-trading venue, Sigma X, according to the Wall Street Journal.

  • WASHINGTON, April 8- The eight biggest U.S. banks must boost capital levels by a total of about $68 billion under new rules, U.S. regulators said on Tuesday, prompting industry complaints that less-stringent global standards will give overseas competitors an advantage.

  • NEW YORK, April 8- A U.S. judge on Tuesday raised a series of questions about a proposed $1.2 billion insider trading accord with billionaire Steven Cohen's investment firm, formerly known as SAC Capital Advisors, in advance of its sentencing on Thursday.

  • Big banks, big capital     Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 5:53 PM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports on stricter requirements for U.S. banks, including a five percent minimum equity against assets.

  • NEW YORK, April 8- Zayo Group LLC is exploring an initial public offering that could value the fiber network company at close to $7 billion, people familiar with the matter said, amid strong investor appetite for telecommunication firms offering more bandwidth.

  • WASHINGTON, April 8- The U.S. Federal Reserve voted on Tuesday to adopt tougher leverage requirements for the eight biggest U.S. banks.

  • US FEDERAL RESERVE JOINS OTHER REGULATORY AGENCIES IN ADOPTING TOUGHER LEVERAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR BIGGEST US BANKS.

  • ROCHESTER, Minn., April 8- The Federal Reserve should do more to boost both inflation and jobs, a top Fed official said on Tuesday, including possibly pushing its main interest rate even lower or cutting the rate it pays banks on excess reserves kept at the U.S. central bank.

  • WASHINGTON, April 8- The eight biggest U.S. banks must raise a total of about $68 billion in capital by 2018 to comply with a new rule designed to prevent another financial crisis, prompting industry complaints that international standards are less restrictive and give their global competitors an advantage.

  • Noting the rocketing growth of the global asset management industry, which is on track to more than quadruple in size by 2050 to $400 trillion, Bank of England executive director for financial stability Andy Haldane argued that funds may require closer and tighter supervision by regulators.

  • Final rules issued on bank leverage ratios     Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 2:03 PM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports regulators have issued final rules that would increase leverage exposure for 8 of the biggest banks.

  • April 8- U.S. health insurers said on Tuesday they still expected cuts in government reimbursements for privately managed Medicare health plans for the elderly next year even after the Obama administration rolled back the steepest reductions.

Banks

  • 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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