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  • Bad-News Banks: Is Worst Of Debt Woes Really Over? Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 3:09 PM ET

    Several financial institutions have been telling investors that subprime  losses may not be as big as feared. Yet many wonder if it's all just wishful thinking.

  • European Shares Fall as Banks, Oils Weigh Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 12:41 PM ET

    European shares fell over one percent on Thursday as uncertainty over subprime-related exposure hurt Royal Bank of Scotland, a stake sale took Sanofi-Aventis lower and energy groups tracked falling oil prices.

  • Oil, Financials, Retail Key Issues For Markets Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 12:27 PM ET

    Here's what we're focusing on throughout the day: Oil took a dive after inventory data showed an unexpected build in supply. Oil was also moving lower earlier after OPEC cut its demand forecast for the fourth quarter Core CPI for October rose 0.2%, in line with expectations. Oil is lower this morning , following comments earlier this week from the IEA. Inventory data was due at 10:30 a.m.

  • Barclays – Diamond in the Rough? Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 10:09 AM ET

    When the market was filling in the blanks for itself Barclays fell 9 percent in a session and trading in the stock was temporarily suspended. To read the rumor the Chairman and CEO where heading out of the door.

  • CPI, Subprime Helping Markets, JC Penny Disappoints Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 9:22 AM ET

    Good and bad news this morning. Good news: CPI in line with expectations. --More relief on the subprime front. UBS said they do not expect a major write-down of subprime-related exposures.

  • Barclays Discloses $2.7 Billion Writedown Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 8:11 AM ET
    A woman leaves a branch of Barclays Bank in central London, Monday, April 23, 2007. ABN Amro NV and Barclays PLC announced Monday they have agreed to merge, in the largest cross-border combination in European banking history. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

    Barclays, Britain's third-biggest bank, unveiled a 1.3 billion pound ($2.7 billion) writedown on its exposure to credit market problems on Thursday, less than was feared.

  • European Stocks Set to Ease, Barclays in Focus Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 2:39 AM ET

    European benchmark stock indexes are expected to open mostly down on Thursday in a session likely to be dominated by French earnings and key inflation data for the United States and the euro zone that could dictate the central banks' next move.

  • Analysts See Subprime Losses Reaching $400 Billion Monday, 12 Nov 2007 | 9:23 AM ET

    Banks worldwide may lose as much as $400 billion from subprime mortgages, as at least one in four of the risky home loans go into default, analysts said on Monday.

  • Tech "Jitters" And Subprime Weigh On Markets Monday, 12 Nov 2007 | 9:12 AM ET

    Here's what I see this Monday morning:1) U.S. dollar finally showing some strength on weakness overseas, Hong Kong at a 6 week low, about 12% from historic high. 2) Jitters in tech land. All those momentum traders piling into techs in the last couple months are nervous.

  • HSBC Faces Another Hit from US Mortgages Sunday, 11 Nov 2007 | 9:32 AM ET
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    Europe's biggest bank HSBC is this week expected to unveil a further big hit from its exposure to the U.S. mortgage crisis.

  • British bank Barclays categorically denied rumors it was about to announce a $10 billion writedown and see its top management quit, after such market talk sent its shares tumbling over 9 percent.

  • European Banking Stocks Tumble on Credit Concerns Monday, 5 Nov 2007 | 10:26 AM ET

    Leading European bank stocks tumbled on Friday as worries mounted that the U.S. subprime crisis has taken a sharp turn for the worse and will force another round of hefty writedowns of bank exposures.

  • Barclays Shares Fall on Funding Worries Talk Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | 7:07 AM ET

    Shares in British bank Barclays fell heavily in morning trade Friday and were among the biggest losers in Europe on market talk of funding worries and concern that Britain's third-biggest bank was guiding down numbers.

  • Banks Offer More Than $60 Billion Towards Fund: WSJ Sunday, 21 Oct 2007 | 9:34 PM ET

    Banks and other financial institutions have expressed interest in providing more than $60 billion towards a super-sized fund aimed at bailing out structured investment vehicles, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

  • ABN CEO to Leave in RBS-led Boardroom Shake Up Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 6:23 AM ET

    A manager at Royal Bank of Scotland will replace ABN Amro CEO Rijkman Groenink as the RBS-led consortium buying the Dutch bank in the industry's largest takeover took the first step in the process of carving it up.

  • RBS Group Wins 86% Backing For ABN Amro Bank Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | 11:16 AM ET

    A Royal Bank of Scotland-led trio of banks said its offer to buy ABN Amro had beenaccepted by around 86% of the Dutch bank's shareholders, paving the way for the consortium to clinch the $101.6 billion acquisition, the biggest banking takeover ever.

  • ABN AMRO Investors Accept RBS-led Bid: FT Sunday, 7 Oct 2007 | 9:59 AM ET

    Investors representing 85% of shares in ABN AMRO  have accepted a 70-billion-euro ($99 billion) bid for the Dutch bank from a consortium led by Royal Bank of Scotland, the Financial Times said.

  • RBS Raises Record $7 Billion to Fund ABN Amro Deal Thursday, 27 Sep 2007 | 9:19 AM ET

    Royal Bank of Scotland has effectively completed the financing for its part of the ABN Amro takeover, raising 5 billion euros ($7 billion) in the biggest fundraising of its type on record.

  • RBS Trio Doubles ABN Stake to over 8%: FT Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | 3:22 AM ET

    A group led by Royal Bank of Scotland has doubled its stake in ABN Amro to more than 8%, cutting the cost of its takeover bid for the bank by about 1%, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday.

  • The U.K.'s top banks are mulling borrowing funds from the Bank of England's 10 billion pounds ($20 billion) facility to remove the stigma attached to it and restore confidence in the banking system, the Financial Times reported Friday.