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  • Congress and the president stayed up late on Friday, but struck a last-hour deal to avert a shutdown of the federal government. On that news, traders will be eyeing various infrastructure and defense stocks which could move a little during today’s trade.

  • UK Banks Brace for Shake-up to Shield Taxpayers Sunday, 10 Apr 2011 | 11:50 PM ET
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    Britain's top banks are set to need more capital and ring-fence retail banking to shield taxpayers from another crisis in the most radical industry shake-up for decades, which may prompt some banks to leave.

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    Budget deal accepted, NYSE bid rejected and British banks relocated? Here's what we're watching…

  • Barclays CEO Wants to Raise Bank's Risk Profile Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 11:56 PM ET
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    Bob Diamond has decided Barclays must increase its risk appetite amid internal expectations at the bank that a key measure of its profitability will fall or stay stagnant this year, the FT reports.

  • Bank Panel Report Set to Cheer Investors Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | 3:18 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)

    Sir John Vickers’ Independent Commission on Banking is to recommend the creation of separately capitalized UK retail banking operations, ringfenced within big bank holding companies, according to three people familiar with the process.

  • JPMorgan Chase Set to Close Giant AT&T Loan Today Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 2:39 PM ET
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    Banks are yet shrugging off a fear of commitment.

  • For the Big Banks, Is London Closed for Business? Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 5:25 AM ET

    Like more than 90 percent of the population, I won't be changing my bank however rude they are to me on a Saturday morning. The work it would entail for the pay-off is too small. Bob Diamond, Stuart Gulliver and Peter Sands, on the other hand, may find they can get more out of changing countries.

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    Barclays is considering moving its global headquarters from London to New York.

  • Credit Suisse Boss Bags $14 Million Despite Share Slump Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 10:28 AM ET
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    Credit Suisse boss Brady Dougan took $14 million in pay in 2010, despite the bank's shares losing a quarter of their value, while rival UBS CEO Oswald Gruebel waived his bonus after a much smaller share price fall.

  • Why Won't the Fed Accept a Profitable Deal From AIG? Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 6:07 PM ET
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    AIG has offered the Fed a profitable way to shed one of the thorniest crisis-era holdings on its balance sheet, but the central bank has remained silent and seemingly without a strategy.

  • AIG Still Waiting on Fed for Asset Buyback: Benmosche Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 9:52 AM ET

    AIG is still waiting to hear if the Federal Reserve will accept the insurance firm's bid to buy back assets it once owned, company CEO Robert Benmosche told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Barclays Considers Bid for US Securities Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 2:58 AM ET
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    Barclays is among a group of investors weighing a rival bid for a portfolio of mortgage-backed securities that has already drawn a $15.7 billion offer from AIG, people familiar with the matter said.

  • Europe Must Show Banks Some Love: Strategist Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 1:31 AM ET
    BCBS chairman Nout Wellink talks with BCBS secretary general Stefan Walter

    European regulators should stop banker-bashing and allow banks to do their job or risk losing ground to competition from the US, Middle East and Asia in the financial sector, Howard Wheeldon, senior strategist at BGC Partners, told CNBC.com.

  • More Banks Served Libor Subpoenas Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 1:57 AM ET
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    Regulators probing alleged manipulation of a key interbank lending rate have focused their demands for information and interviews on five global banks, according to people familiar with the investigation, the Financial Times reports.

  • RBS Chief’s Pay Package Rises to £7.8 Million Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 1:46 AM ET
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    Royal Bank of Scotland has awarded chief executive Stephen Hester £4.45 million of shares in a new long-term incentive package, bringing his total pay for 2010 at the state-backed bank to a maximum of £7.75 million.

  • Why Europe's Banks Are on a Borrowing Binge Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | 3:24 PM ET
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    Traders point to the fact that there is no sign that Europe’s credit markets are beginning to seize up as they did last spring, with banks worrying about each other’s counter-party risk. That’s evident from the fact that there is no spike in LIBOR, the interest rate at which banks borrow unsecured cash from each other on London's wholesale market.

  • Barclays Traders Go Bonus Berserk Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 10:54 AM ET
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    You want another sign that we're in a new financial bubble? Here you go: drunk traders bragging about bonuses and buying ridiculous toys.

  • Stocks Close Lower as Energy, Materials Fall Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 4:46 PM ET

    Stocks closed lower Tuesday, retreating from multi-year highs, led by energy and materials stocks, as investors digested a mixed bag of economic news, including disappointing retail sales in December and a spike in import prices. Exxon fell, while Verizon rose.

  • Stocks Hold Losses Into Close; Energy Falls Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 3:57 PM ET

    Stocks retreated from multi-year highs on Tuesday, led by energy and materials stocks, as investors digested a mixed bag of economic news, including disappointing retail sales in December. Exxon fell, while Verizon rose.

  • Banks' Dual Role in Deals Is Often a Conflict Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 3:55 PM ET

    Anyone who cares about deals would do well to read Monday’s opinion from Chancellor Laster in the litigation brought by shareholders against Del Monte Foods.