TOKYO, April 21- Japan's Taiyo Life Insurance plans to maintain its holdings of foreign and domestic bonds in the current fiscal year through March 2015, a senior official said on Monday.» Read More
*Carlyle picks up finance veteran as its profit rises. NEW YORK, March 25- Private equity firm Carlyle Group LP poached one of Jamie Dimon's closest aides, Michael Cavanagh, from JPMorgan Chase& Co on Tuesday, in a surprise hire that reflects both the increasing prominence of so-called shadow banking and the regulatory challenges faced by banks.
FRANKFURT, March 25- The European Central Bank could buy loans and other assets from banks to help support the euro zone economy, Germany's Bundesbank said, marking a radical softening of its stance on the contested policy.
*Credit Suisse has end-2014 target of 3,600 for EuroSTOXX50. LONDON, March 25- European shares rebounded on Tuesday, anticipating of stimulus measures from the European Central Bank and the Chinese central bank to help their economies fight off any slowdown.
*HSBC to review Bank of Cyprus restructuring options. *Bank of Cyprus looks at bonds to repay c. bank funds. NICOSIA, March 25- Bailed-out Bank of Cyprus is reviewing its restructuring plans in a move that could result in billions of euros of its troubled assets being put into a "bad bank", chief executive John Hourican said.
NEW YORK FED RESEARCH FINDS EVIDENCE OF FUNDING, COSTS ADVANTAGE FOR "TOO-BIG-TO-FAIL" U.S.
ESTIMATED FUNDING ADVANTAGE FOR THE FIVE LARGEST BANKS OVER SMALLER PEERS IS ABOUT 0.31 PERCENT- NEW YORK FED RESEARCH.
NEW YORK, March 25- A landmark study by Federal Reserve economists found that large U.S. banks enjoy a "too-big-to-fail" advantage in financial markets, confirming the suspicions of many Wall Street critics more than five years after the financial crisis.
LONDON, March 25- European banks such as Societe Generale, Credit Agricole and Unicredit will likely have to pay investors a higher return to buy the risky bonds that banks use to strengthen their balance sheets after the crisis in Ukraine forces a rethink about the potential dangers from such investments.
NEW YORK, March 25- E* Trade Financial Corp, the smallest of the publicly traded online discount brokers, gave its chief executive officer $13.5 million in compensation in his first year on the job, based on his performance "during an important transition period" and comparisons with pay for comparable industry executives.
*Credit Suisse has end-2014 target of 3,600 for EuroSTOXX50. LONDON, March 25- European shares rebounded on Tuesday, lifted by expectations of stimulus measures from the European Central Bank and the Chinese central bank to help their economies fight off any slowdown.
FRANKFURT, March 25- The European Central Bank could buy loans and other assets from banks to help support the euro zone economy, Germany's Bundesbank has said, marking a radical softening of its stance on the contested policy.
NEW YORK, March 25- The dollar rose against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday after European Central Bank policymakers signaled the potential for more monetary easing, while strong U.S. consumer confidence figures supported the dollar's gains.
LONDON, March 25- Gold fell to its lowest in more than five weeks on Tuesday, as the dollar edged higher on after a top Federal Reserve official reinforced the likelihood of higher U.S. interest rates in the first half of 2015..
If Fannie and Freddie are allowed to die, it will crush home prices — and hurt the economy, says bank analyst Dick Bove.
One of the co-heads of JPMorgan's investment bank, Michael J. Cavanagh, plans to leave the firm. The NYT reports.
SINGAPORE, March 25- Rising U.S. interest rates and the Federal Reserve winding down economic stimulus mean investors in Southeast Asian bonds must anticipate near-term jitters and increased yields, said the Asia-Pacific head of fixed income at State Street Global Advisors.
*Euro drops on QE comments from Bundesbank's Weidmann. LONDON, March 25- The euro fell broadly on Tuesday, after European Central Bank governing council member and Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann said negative interest rates were an option the bank could use to counter strong gains in the single currency.
SHANGHAI, March 25- Hundreds of people rushed on Tuesday to withdraw money from branches of two small Chinese banks after rumours spread about solvency at one of them, reflecting growing anxiety among investors as regulators signal greater tolerance for credit defaults.
*Capital ratio dips but remains above Basel threshold. SHANGHAI, March 25- Agricultural Bank of China Ltd posted its slowest full-year net profit growth on record in 2013 as the country's third largest lender bolstered provisions against an anticipated increase in bad loans.
The SEC is looking into complex bond deals on Wall Street that may create new opportunities for fraud, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Making loans for China's smaller businesses more available would likely resolve shadow banking difficulties, Minsheng Banking's vice chairman said.
At the China Entrepreneur Club's annual summit, Liu Yonghao, Vice Chairman at China Minsheng Banking and Chairman of New Hope Group describes how traditional lenders are helping small firms get loans.
Two of Japan's largest banks have stepped back from Russia in recent weeks, bankers and executives told the Financial Times.