*HSBC considering floating up to 30 pct of UK business- FT. LONDON, Dec 9- HSBC played down a report on Monday that it was considering listing a third of its British retail and commercial banking arm in order to meet UK regulation and unlock value for shareholders. The Financial Times on Monday said HSBC was considering selling 30 percent of its UK arm.» Read More
Former Rep. Barney Frank said it would be embarrassing and wrong if JPMorgan ended up being compensated by the FDIC.
TOKYO, Oct 29- Japan's financial regulator will widen a probe next week into whether all three of the country's big banks, including top lender Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, conducted transactions with Japanese gangsters, known as the yakuza.
TOKYO, Oct 29- Japan's Financial Services Agency said on Tuesday it will start inspection of three major banks, including the country's top lender Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, from next week over possible transactions involving "yakuza" mobsters.
Oct 25- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on Friday said they will terminate their traditional employee pension plans by the end of the year, at the direction of the regulator of the government-controlled mortgage companies.
WASHINGTON, Oct 24- U.S. lenders will get at least six months' notice before the government reduces the limit on the size of loans that taxpayer-owned Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac can back, the firms' regulator said on Thursday. The housing finance industry had expected officials to lower the limits on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac- backed loans on Jan. 1.
Oct 23- A Beverly Hills securities broker, whose clients included Hollywood stars, is being accused by Wall Street's industry-funded watchdog of lying to regulators and selling worthless securities to unsuspecting customers, including a divorced mother of three.
Oct 23- U.S.-based exchange operators BATS Global Markets and Direct Edge said on Wednesday their proposed merger has been cleared by the U.S. Department of Justice. The companies, which together would represent the No. 2 U.S. equities exchange, said they will now focus on earning approval from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Robert Pickel, CEO, International Swaps and Derivatives Association says despite the bad reputation that derivatives have been left with following the 2008 global financial crisis, most of the instruments used are safe.
LONDON, Oct 17- Britain is ready to relax its banking rules for any non-European bank, not just those from China who want to set up investment banking operations in London, its chief industry regulator said on Thursday.
NEW YORK, Oct 15- With IntercontinentalExchange's more than $10 billion takeover of NYSE Euronext expected to close early next month, regulators in the Netherlands and France are scrambling to prevent Euronext from once more falling into foreign hands, according to several sources familiar with the situation.
David Costa, Dean at Robert Kennedy College discusses Italy's competitive aspects.
WASHINGTON, Oct 7- The regulator overseeing major mortgage finance sources Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on Monday said it filed legal paperwork to create a common platform for the two firms to issue mortgage-backed securities.
ZURICH, Oct 4- Switzerland's financial markets regulator is working with authorities in other countries to investigate possible manipulation in the $5 trillion- a-day foreign exchange market potentially involving multiple banks.
Catherine Yeung, Investment Director, Fidelity Worldwide Investment talks about the investment opportunities in China's reform agenda and why Thailand is in a "sweet-spot".
*Goldman Sachs takes 19 pct stake. COPENHAGEN, Oct 2- Two funds managed by Goldman Sachs and two Danish pension funds will between them buy 26 percent in Danish state-owned oil and gas group DONG Energy for 11 billion Danish crowns and plan an IPO for the firm, the companies said.
Peter Schaffrik, head of European rates strategy at RBC Capital Markets, says now is the time for the Italian government to push through some reforms and discusses the U.K.'s latest PMI.
NEW YORK, Oct 2- IntercontinentalExchange Inc and NYSE Euronext said on Wednesday they moved a step closer to ICE finalizing its proposed takeover of the Big Board operator after a European regulatory group said it would not object to the deal.
HELSINKI, Oct 2- Companies are once more seeking to list on Helsinki's stock exchange after a dearth of initial public offerings in recent years, as new banking regulations make it harder for them to borrow funds, the president of Nasdaq OMX Helsinki said.
Michael Klibaner, head of research China at Jones Lang LaSalle, describes the Shanghai free trade as a "symbolic gesture" but stresses that China needs financial market reforms.
The Justice Department accuses Countrywide of fraudulently selling thousands mortgages it knew were bad to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which suffered losses when the loans defaulted.