• MOSCOW, Feb 26- Russia's second-largest bank VTB has joined Sberbank in saying it would halt new lending in Ukraine, underlining concerns over financial risks due to political turmoil in Kiev.

  • MOSCOW, Feb 26- Russia's second-largest bank VTB has joined Sberbank in saying it would halt new lending in Ukraine, underlining concerns over financial risks due to political turmoil in Kiev.

  • New cyberattack could threaten U.S. markets     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers talks with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers about how hackers have tried to exploit any weakness in financial markets' computer networks.

  • The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations this week alleged new misdeeds by Switzerland's Credit Suisse, citing secret meetings in luxury hotels and hidden elevators one senator said belonged in a spy novel.

  • Massive cyber threat uncovered     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    A cybersecurity firm uncovers stolen credentials from some 360 million accounts that are available for sale on cyber black markets. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 26- The U.S. consumer watchdog said on Wednesday it has sued ITT Educational Services Inc for what the agency says are predatory student lending practices that could lead borrowers to default on their loans.

  • Senate scolds prosecutors, Swiss bank in tax spat Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 12:41 PM ET

    Credit Suisse sought to limit the fallout of a damning U.S. report, which accused it of helping customers evade taxes.

  • Sen. Pat Toomey: Should repeal Dodd-Frank     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    Sen. Pat Toomey, (R-PA), discusses what Washington can do to help banks with compliance so they can lend more money to businesses and consumers.

  • Simple CEO: BBVA strong culture of innovation     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 11:18 AM ET

    Josh Reich, Simple CEO & co-Founder, discusses selling his online banking service to Spanish banker BBVA for $117 million in cash, and if there will be changes now that they are owned by a retail bank.

  • KIEV, Feb 26- Ukraine's central bank does not plan to intervene in the foreign currency market to defend the country's currency in the coming days, the bank's governor, Stepan Kubiv, said on Wednesday. Earlier in the day, a senior official at the central bank said it had abandoned a managed exchange rate policy in favour of a flexible currency..

  • *Expected to post 8 bln stg 2013 loss. LONDON, Feb 26- Royal Bank of Scotland's new chief executive will unveil his turnaround strategy for the part-nationalised lender on Thursday after announcing 2013 results expected to show an 8 billion pound loss.

  • Credit Suisse CEO fights back on tax evasion claims Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 7:46 AM ET

    *U.S. senate committee has issued a scathing report on Credit Suisse. ZURICH, Feb 26- Credit Suisse's chief executive will hit back at allegations the Swiss bank was a willing accomplice in U.S. tax evasion on Wednesday, blaming instead a small group of its private bankers for helping Americans conceal their wealth.

  • Canada's largest bank said on Wednesday it had earned C $2.09 billion, or C $1.38 a share, in the first quarter ended Jan. 31, compared with C $2.05 billion, or C $1.34 a share, a year earlier. Excluding C $92 million in charges from the sale of Jamaican operations announced last month as well as restructuring charges in the Caribbean, earnings were C $1.47 a share.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Mar 11 Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 7:01 AM ET

    WOOSTER, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Sandra Pianalto gives lecture, "Reflections on 35 Years with the Federal Reserve System" at the James R. Wilson Lecture Series hosted by the College of Wooster- 0030 GMT. SAITAMA, Japan- Bank of Japan board member Koji Ishida speaks to business leaders in Saitama- 0130 GMT.

  • *Credit Suisse falls on U.S. Senate inquiry. LONDON, Feb 26- A drop in the shares of Swiss banks Credit Suisse and UBS weighed on European equities on Wednesday, stalling the advance of a major regional index to near 6- year highs. A U.S. Senate subcommittee on Tuesday alleged new misdeeds by Credit Suisse and accused the U.S. Justice Department of dragging its feet.

  • Feb 26- General Electric Co said it would pay $1.7 billion to Japan's Shinsei Bank Ltd to end exposure to interest repayment claims related to the sale of its Japanese consumer loan business to the bank in 2008.. GE said on Wednesday the deal would reduce fourth-quarter and 2013 earnings by $1 billion and earnings per share by 9 cents.

  • Brokerages agree to stop answering analyst surveys Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 5:42 AM ET

    Eighteen brokerages agreed to end participating in analyst surveys as a result of a N.Y. investigation into the early release of analyst sentiment.

  • LONDON, Feb 26- The Swedish crown fell against the euro on Wednesday after Riksbank policymakers said lower interest rates could be needed, while the dollar edged higher ahead of testimony by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Thursday.

  • LONDON, Feb 26- A fall in the shares of major Swiss banks Credit Suisse and UBS weighed on European equities on Wednesday, stalling the advance of a leading regional index to near 6- year highs.

  • INSIGHT-Hunting credit, firms look beyond wary EU banks Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 3:13 AM ET

    LONDON, Feb 26- When David Armitt needed to refinance loans last year for his 153- year-old manufacturing company in Yorkshire, he found British banks reluctant to lend.


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