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  • Dec 20- Ally Financial Inc agreed to pay $98 million to settle allegations by federal regulators that it discriminated in auto lending against black, Hispanic and Asian/Pacific Islander borrowers.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 19- A Deutsche Bank AG unit will pay $6.5 million to settle civil charges stemming from "serious and operational deficiencies" in a lending program mainly for hedge funds, Wall Street's self-funded regulator said on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 19- A unit of Deutsche Bank AG will pay $6.5 million to settle civil charges stemming from "serious and operational deficiencies" uncovered by regulators in its enhanced lending program, Wall Street's self-funded regulator said on Thursday.

  • MEXICO CITY, Dec 18- Rules aimed at boosting oversight of Mexican derivatives trades and pushing most transactions through a central clearing house will soon be published, Mexico's banking regulator said on Wednesday.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 18- The 900- plus page Volcker rule regulators released last week will not impact big bank trading revenues as much as banks had feared, said industry executives and consultants who have finally plowed through the rule. "It is fairly manageable for the banks," said David Sapin, a PricewaterhouseCoopers consultant to big banks.

  • Dec 17- M&T Bank Corp said it now expected its acquisition of Hudson City Bancorp Inc to close at the end of 2014 instead of Jan. 31 as it does not expect the Federal Reserve to act on its application before the latter part of the year.

  • Investors unsure, but US economy is strong: AIG CEO Monday, 16 Dec 2013 | 9:09 AM ET
    Robert Benmosche, CEO and president of AIG.

    "When I go around to my fellow CEOs, people are frightened about whether you want to invest in the United States," he said.

  • MUMBAI, Dec 11- When Franklin Templeton's India unit wanted to launch a mutual fund that would switch allocation among stocks, bonds, gold and money markets, the Indian regulator baulked, deeming it too risky for domestic investors, according to the company.

  • China's reform resolve in 2014     Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 8:33 PM ET

    Hao Hong, MD of Research & Chief Strategist at Bank of Communications International, says the real test of Chinese reform is whether the government can sit tight if growth falls below 7% in 2014.

  • Ryan-Murray budget deal bodes well: Pro     Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 8:10 PM ET

    Kenneth Bentsen, President of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association says the U.S. budget deal is a good move towards reducing risk.

  • MUMBAI, Dec 11- When Franklin Templeton's India unit wanted to launch a mutual fund that would switch allocation among stocks, bonds, gold and money markets, the Indian regulator baulked, deeming it too risky for domestic investors, according to the company.

  • FDIC, Fed unanimously approve Volcker rule Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 11:19 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Dec 10- Two U.S. regulatory agencies on Tuesday voted to unanimously approve the Volcker rule to restrict banks from trading for their own profits. The U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp board of directors and the U.S. Federal Reserve Board of Governors both approved the rule on Tuesday morning.

  • *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.

  • LONDON, Dec 9- HSBC Holdings Plc is considering floating up to 30 percent of its British retail and commercial banking arm to help meet UK regulation and unlock value for shareholders, the Financial Times said on Monday. HSBC is Europe's biggest bank with a market value of $200 billion and its UK arm is estimated to be worth about 20 billion pounds.

  • Trade deals won't water down regs: Treasury's Lew Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 7:50 AM ET
    Jack Lew

    The U.S. pledged to keep any trade deal from weakening its regulations, and said it would press to match efforts to make banking and trading safer.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 3- Wall Street banks will get the final decision about a controversial ban on betting with their own money next week after years of debate, as three U.S. regulators each announced meetings to vote on the Volcker rule.

  • U.S. Fed, FDIC announce Dec. 10 Volcker rule vote Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 3:21 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Dec 3- The U.S. Federal Reserve and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. both announced they would hold Dec. 10 board meetings to vote on the so-called Volcker rule, which bans banks from making bets with proprietary funds.

  • LONDON, Dec 3- Global banking regulators are expected to ease a new capital rule due in 2018 to rein in risky balance sheets after U.S. complaints, two regulatory and banking sources said on Tuesday. The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision published a proposal in June to flesh out a leverage ratio that banks will have to introduce in January 2018.

  • TIMELINE-JPMorgan and its Henry Bath metals warehouse Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 12:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK/ LONDON, Nov 27- JPMorgan Chase& Co decided in May to divest its Henry Bath metal warehousing company after a three-year struggle to conform the business to banking regulations, according to letters received by Reuters through a Freedom of Information Act request.

  • Seeking value in North Asian equities     Monday, 25 Nov 2013 | 6:42 PM ET

    Jim McCaferty, Head of Regional Research at CIMB makes a case for investing in North Asian markets versus their South East Asian peers.

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