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  • CHICAGO, May 1- CME Group Inc sought on Thursday to calm investors' concerns about its exposure to possible U.S. regulations targeting high-frequency trading after the world's largest futures market operator reported a 13 percent rise in first-quarter earnings.

  • *Europe heeds past mistakes, evolution of US tests. LONDON, May 1- Europe's banking watchdog has edged closer to the United States in a check up of its banks this year and is keen to go further still to increase its influence over how banks behave, including how much they pay staff or shareholders.

  • Thomas Hoenig, vice chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp, made the comments after Bank of America announced earlier this week that it would have to re-do its test results after discovering a calculation error that led it to overstate its capital levels by about $4 billion.

  • NEW YORK, April 29- First Horizon National Corp will pay $110 million to resolve claims it misled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into buying mortgage-backed securities that later went sour, a U.S. regulator said on Tuesday. As part of the deal, First Horizon will pay $61.6 million to Fannie Mae and $48.4 million to Freddie Mac, the FHFA said.

  • WASHINGTON, April 29- A top U.S. federal regulator said on Tuesday that it's going to "take a lot of work" before officials can be confident that Wall Street banks are not too complex to manage. He also said the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is having an "active discussion" with big banks about how to simplify their legal structures.

  • LONDON/ FRANKFURT, April 29- European banks must show they can survive simultaneous routs in bonds, property and stocks, in the toughest test so far by regulators aiming to restore confidence in an industry that had to be rescued by taxpayers in the financial crisis.

  • Dick Bove: The new rulers of the financial system Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 8:33 AM ET

    Regulations on big banks have created a vacuum into which alert entrepreneurs have established commanding positions, says bank analyst Dick Bove.

  • National Development and Reform Committee announced that we are ready to launch iron ore futures in Beijing, China.

    China's banking regulator has urged authorities and banks to step up an investigation into iron ore financing deals to minimize default risks.

  • SHANGHAI, April 28- China's banking regulator has urged local authorities and banks to step up an investigation into iron ore financing deals in a bid to minimize default risks, prompting a sell-off in iron ore futures that saw prices fall nearly five percent. A China Banking Regulatory Commission spokesman declined to comment.

  • SHANGHAI, April 28- China iron ore futures fell nearly five percent on Monday after the country's banking regulator urged local authorities and banks to step up an investigation into iron ore financing deals in a bid to minimize default risks.

  • Banks must boost capital by $68B under new rules Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 7:23 PM ET
    JPMorgan Chase headquarters in New York.

    The eight biggest U.S. banks must boost capital levels by a total of about $68 billion under new rules, U.S. regulators said on Tuesday.

  • Will Indian elections pave way for reforms?     Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 9:14 PM ET

    John Woods, MD, Head of Fixed Income & Senior Portfolio Manager at Citi Investment Management, discusses the likelihood of India seeing economic reforms post-election.

  • CAT avoided huge tax bill: Report     Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    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.

  • 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."

  • Taxing times for US business     Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 6:35 AM ET

    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.

  • Watering down of bank reforms is usual: Pro     Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.