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  • EU Sets Deadline for Consortium Bid for ABN Amro Thursday, 16 Aug 2007 | 6:49 AM ET

    European Union regulators on Thursday set a Sept. 19 deadline to approve bids from a consortium led by Royal Bank of Scotland for Dutch bank ABN Amro Holding.

  • RBS Won't Lower ABN Amro Offer, Despite Higher Dividend Wednesday, 15 Aug 2007 | 7:20 AM ET

    A consortium led by Royal Bank of Scotland said Wednesday that it will not lower its 70.6 billioneuros  ($96.5 billion) bid for ABN Amro Holding, even though the Dutch bank's first-half dividend breached a level that RBS had said could prompt a reduction of the offer.

  • ABN Shares Recover, Banks Move to Calm Financing Fears Friday, 10 Aug 2007 | 12:11 PM ET
    The setting sun casts a yellow glow on the ABN Amro head office building in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Wednesday July 18, 2007. ABN Amro said Wednesday it would meet with a consortium led by Royal Bank of Scotland that is offering euro 71.1 billion (US$97.8 billion) for the Dutch bank and with rival bidder Barclays PLC to discuss "the implications" of the RBS bid. The target of the largest takeover battle in the history of the financial industry added that it has "no intention of making any major a

    Royal Bank of Scotland shareholders overwhelmingly approved the proposed 71 billion euro ($97.24 billion) takeover of ABN Amro on Friday, the third and final leg of backing from investors in the RBS-led consortium.

  • Fortis Wins Backing for ABN Consortium Takeover Monday, 6 Aug 2007 | 12:19 PM ET

    Belgian-Dutch financial services group Fortis on Monday cleared the way for its plan to buy parts of rival ABN Amro, as its shareholders in Belgium and the Netherlands gave their approval.

  • Barclays formally launched its 65 billion euro (US$89 billion) bid for ABN AMRO on Monday as it attempts to beat a Royal Bank of Scotland-led consortium in the biggest ever bank takeover.

  • RBS Profit Beats Forecasts, Confident on ABN Bid Friday, 3 Aug 2007 | 8:06 AM ET

    Royal Bank of Scotland, locked in a bid battle for ABN Amro, marginally beat expectations with an 11% rise in first-half profit and said it had not been substantially hit by turbulence in capital markets.

  • In an interview with CNBC, Robert Diamond, Barclays president, said he is "absolutely delighted" with the bank's first-half success -- but spoke cautiously about the subprime meltdown.

  • Bob Pisani on the floor of the NYSE.

    Things are a bit calmer today: volatility much lower, volume still heavy, but not as heavy as last 6 or 7 days. Three stocks advancing for every two declining.

  • Barclays Deal Would Boost ABN Board Pay: SEC Data Wednesday, 1 Aug 2007 | 3:18 AM ET

    A takeover of Dutch bank ABN Amro by Britain's Barclays would boost pay of ABN board members, a filing at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission showed.

  • Saving the U.S. Economy Tuesday, 31 Jul 2007 | 10:04 AM ET

    Key sectors like the homebuilders could continue to take a serious hit. But Cramer said it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are two things he thinks could save the market.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Monday, 30 Jul 2007 | 8:55 AM ET

    Futures are perking up this morning and are setting stocks up for a firmer opening. Traders are turning their attention to earnings and some percolating merger news, and there's a calm on Wall Street after Friday's late day, mad dash down-hill ride for stocks.

  • ABN Withdraws Backing for Barclays Bid, Profit Dips Monday, 30 Jul 2007 | 4:16 AM ET

    Dutch bank ABN Amro withdrew its recommendation of a takeover by Barclays, leaving it neutral between the British bank's offer and a higher bid from Royal Bank of Scotland's consortium.

  • Santander Second-Quarter Profit Rises 54% Thursday, 26 Jul 2007 | 5:33 AM ET

    Spain's Santander Central Hispano bank on Thursday reported a 54 percent rise in second-quarter net profit on strong lending activity in Europe and Latin America and with an extra boost from an asset sale.

  • British bank Barclays has raise its offer for ABN Amro Holding to $93.1 billion with help from two Asian partners, an attempt to remain competitive with a rival bid from a group led by Royal Bank of Scotland.

  • Barclays' Diamond Tells CNBC 'We'll Win This Deal' Monday, 23 Jul 2007 | 10:20 AM ET

    As Barclays increased its bid for Dutch bank ABN Amro, Barclays President Bob Diamond stressed the strategic importance of its new partnerships, the newly introduced cash element of the deal and pinned the British bank's hopes of clinching the deal on the rising value of its shares.

  • Mergers and acquisitions and a generous portion of quarterly earnings along with OPEC news is turning the stock market picture back to the plus side after Friday's selloff, though looming in the background are credit market concerns.

  • Barclays Lifts ABN Offer with China, Singapore Help Monday, 23 Jul 2007 | 7:15 AM ET

    British bank Barclays has raised its bid for Dutch group ABN Amro 67.5 billion euros ($93 billion), helped by some of the biggest ever overseas investments by China and Singapore.

  • The setting sun casts a yellow glow on the ABN Amro head office building in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Wednesday July 18, 2007. ABN Amro said Wednesday it would meet with a consortium led by Royal Bank of Scotland that is offering euro 71.1 billion (US$97.8 billion) for the Dutch bank and with rival bidder Barclays PLC to discuss "the implications" of the RBS bid. The target of the largest takeover battle in the history of the financial industry added that it has "no intention of making any major a

    A banking consortium led by Royal Bank of Scotland said it cleared all regulatory hurdles and would launch its $97.8 billion bid for Dutch bank ABN AMRO on Monday as planned.

  • Standard Chartered Eyes South Africa's Nedbank: Report Thursday, 19 Jul 2007 | 6:33 AM ET

    Emerging markets specialist Standard Chartered is in takeover talks with South Africa's fourth-biggest bank, Nedbank Group, financial daily Business Day reported on Thursday.

  • Barclays May Include Cash in ABN Offer Thursday, 19 Jul 2007 | 3:04 AM ET

    British bank Barclays said on Thursday it might change its agreed offer for ABN Amro and possibly include some cash, as it battles a higher bid from a consortium of three major European banks.