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  • The Curious Case of Europe's Shrinking Banks Friday, 4 Jan 2013 | 6:46 AM ET

    Europe's largest financial institutions, which have been readjusting since the onset of the 2008 financial crash and the sovereign debt crisis that followed, are causing pain all over the globe that will have long term implications, according to analysts. They argue that the situation will only worsen without the proposed European banking union.

  • France Cannot Avoid Reform: SocGen CEO     Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 1:40 AM ET
  • Hollande Unveils Softened French Bank Reform Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 1:36 AM ET
    France Finance Minister, Pierre Moscovici

    France unveiled a long-awaited bank reform, hailing it as a model for the rest of Europe even as critics said it fell short of President Francois Hollande's campaign pledge to get tough with the financial sector.

  • Data pointing to promising levels of bank lending and money supply in the United States, which have been touted as signs of a recovery, should be treated with caution according to Albert Edwards, strategist at Societe General.

  • How to Play the Euro Now Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 4:13 PM ET

    The common currency is steadying and the yen is sliding - which is giving this pro an idea.

  • Frederic Oudea, CEO of France's No. 2 listed bank, Societe Generale, tells CNBC, that 'exceptional items' are the reason the company saw its third-quarter net profit slide 86 percent.

  • UPDATE 1-Judge may block TCW sale to Carlyle Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 9:29 PM ET

    Nov 6- A federal judge in Los Angeles has issued a tentative ruling that could block a sale of asset manager TCW Group to private equity firm The Carlyle Group LP. The tentative ruling stems from a lawsuit filed in August by EIG Global Energy Partners LLC to block the sale of TCW to Carlyle.

  • *China spot copper demand still sluggish. LONDON, Nov 6- Copper rose slightly on Tuesday, recovering from a two-month low hit the previous session, as the lower price triggered new buying, but gains were capped by uncertainty ahead of the presidential election in the United States.

  • *China spot copper demand still sluggish. Worries about a fiscal cliff in the U.S., an upcoming leadership transition in China and Greece's strike over a new austerity package also kept sentiment in check. Federal Reserve, the promise of bond buying by the European Central Bank and stimulus measures in Japan and China.

  • *China spot copper demand still sluggish. Worries about a fiscal cliff in the U.S., an upcoming leadership transition in China and Greece's strike over a new austerity package also kept sentiment in check.

  • Nikkei seen holding in range ahead of U.S. election Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 11:23 PM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 6- Japan's Nikkei share average is likely to be contained in a narrow range on Tuesday as investors avoid taking big positions ahead of the U.S. election outcome, with a weak yen offering support to exporters.

  • Growing numbers of accountants, banks and consultants are signing lengthy office leases in Luxembourg and the Channel Islands as they flock to serve customers seeking the legal ways to cut their tax bills offered by having a offshore base.

  • Growing numbers of accountants, banks and consultants are signing lengthy office leases in Luxembourg and the Channel Islands as they flock to serve customers seeking the legal ways to cut their tax bills offered by having a offshore base.

  • SINGAPORE, Nov 1- Gold traded flat on Thursday, shrugging off data showing China's economy was perking up, as investors looking for more clarity on the global economy focused instead on U.S. employment data due on Friday.

  • UBS to Become a Banking Gold Standard: Pro     Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 8:35 PM ET

    Willem Nabarro, Head of European Equities at Exane-BNP Paribas says that UBS' core business is looking strong as the bank moves towards wealth management and that the bank could become a gold standard for the finance industry.

  • LONDON, Oct 31- Former UBS trader Kweku Adoboli said on Wednesday that he and Jerome Kerviel, the Societe Generale ``rogue trader'', got into trouble only because they had lost money for their employers. Adoboli, 32, was arrested on Sept. 15, 2011, and blamed for losses of $2.3 billion.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares rise on growing risk appetite Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 6:25 AM ET

    Key currencies stayed in recent ranges on Wednesday, waiting for developments in Europe on efforts to solve the debt crisis and for the U.S. monthly jobs report on Friday as well as China's official manufacturing PMI on Thursday. Financial spreadbetters expect London's FTSE 100, Paris's CAC-40 and Frankfurt's DAX to open as much as 0.2 percent lower.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares rise as risk appetite warms Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 3:53 AM ET

    *MSCI Asia ex- Japan up 0.3 pct, Nikkei gains 1.4 pct. The MSCI index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.3 percent, off a two-week low hit on Tuesday. ``The U.S. has been closed two nights but Europe's been okay so there are no real negatives at this stage,'' said Winston Sammut, investment director at Maxim Asset Management in Sydney.

  • SYDNEY, Oct 31- The yen drifted off a one-week high against the dollar on Wednesday thanks to a general improvement in risk appetite, paring gains made after the Bank of Japan balked at delivering bolder action to kickstart growth.

  • LONDON, Oct 30- World shares rose modestly in subdued trading on Tuesday as investors and traders readied for U.S. markets to reopen after a massive storm that wrought destruction across the eastern United States.