WASHINGTON, Sept 17- The U.S. consumer watchdog on Wednesday announced plans to scrutinize big non-bank auto finance companies for the first time, citing concerns about how the lenders market car loans and collect on debts.» Read More
John Woods, MD, Head of Fixed Income & Senior Portfolio Manager at Citi Investment Management, discusses the likelihood of India seeing economic reforms post-election.
WASHINGTON, April 3- Bank of America Corp is close to settling with a U.S. consumer regulator over the sale of services sold as add-ons to credit cards, sources familiar with the talks said.
WASHINGTON, April 3- Bank of America Corp is close to a settlement with the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau over problems with products sold as add-ons to credit cards, sources familiar with the talks said.
*Tencent, banks and regulators stand in Alibaba's way. HONG KONG/ BEIJING, April 3- Alibaba, the world's biggest e-commerce company, changed how China shops. Joe Tsai, executive vice chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, sees an Alibaba future that stretches from banking to education, travel to entertainment.
Caterpillar is under scrutiny for its tax strategies as the Senate will be taking a closer look at its tax structures today, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.
BERLIN, March 28- A drop-off in major currency market volatility may be due as much to banking regulations and a row over alleged manipulation as to ultra-low interest rates in the developed world, industry figures said on Friday.
Still, it's the more mundane details such as due diligence in hiring that could choke Oppenheimer and Morgan Stanley if regulators extend their investigations, lawyers said.
*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.
Diana Choyleva, director and head of the U.K. service at Lombard Street Research, says the implementation of necessary financial sector reforms in China will be "unpleasant and very difficult" and lead to "below-trend growth."
Jeffrey LeSage, KPMG vice chairman of U.S. tax practices, discusses tax reform and the key concerns facing business leaders. The likelihood of getting any kind of tax reform from Washington is "pretty small," says Lesage.
Simon Maughan, head of research at OTAS Technologies, comments on regulators relaxing Basel debt rules.
Chi Lo, Senior Strategist, Greater China at BNP Paribas Investment Partners, says China's local debt accumulation is unsustainable.
"When I go around to my fellow CEOs, people are frightened about whether you want to invest in the United States," he said.
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.
Kenneth Bentsen, President of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association says the U.S. budget deal is a good move towards reducing risk.
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.
Jim McCaferty, Head of Regional Research at CIMB makes a case for investing in North Asian markets versus their South East Asian peers.
Erwin Sanft, MD & Head of China & HK Equity Research at Standard Chartered expects money to flow back into Chinese markets after Beijing's pro-market reform plans.
Chi Lo, Senior Strategist, Greater China, BNP Paribas Investment Partners and Frederic Neumann, MD & Co-Head of Asian Economics Research at HSBC say shadow banking and credit risks could still rise in the next few years despite China's reform plans.
Jing Ulrich, managing director at JPMorgan, says Chinese reforms should be wide-ranging and reveal the country's roadmap for the coming years and advises investing in services and consumer stocks.