Barclays investment banking profits almost halved in the first half compared to the same period last year, as trading revenues slumped.
Russia continues to see the U.S. and Europe as partners, not adversaries, a Russian diplomat told CNBC on Wednesday.
U.K. authorities have announced plans to hit misbehaving bankers in the pocket, and could potentially demand the repayment of seven-year-old bonuses.
Allied Irish Banks (AIB) returned to profit in the first half of the year after its bad debts on loans fell sharply.
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Katie Koch, head of global portfolio solutions international at Goldman Sachs, says the Fed is likely to start hiking rates in the second half of 2015.
Nicholas Watson, Latin America analyst at Teneo Intelligence, says an Argentine default is the most likely scenario, but that and eleventh-hour deal could still be reached.
Richard Gelfond, IMAX CEO, discusses the growth of the movie consumption in Asia - and China in particular - and says international revenues now surpass U.S revenues.