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U.S. stocks declined after the World Bank cut growth forecasts for East Asia, highlighting concerns about the global economic climate and corporate profits on the cusp of the quarterly earnings season.
U.S. stocks declined after the World Bank cut growth forecasts for East Asia, highlighting concerns about the global economic climate and corporate profits on the cusp of the quarterly earnings season. **GREEN DOT CORP, $10.55, down 17.9 pct. **NETSPEND HOLDINGS INC, $10.00, down 6.98 pct.
ATHENS, Oct 8- Shares in Greek lenders National Bank and Eurobank were surging in Athens on Monday after the first offered on Friday to buy out the latter in an all-share deal. National shares were up 16 percent to 2.43 euros at the start of trading. Eurobank shares rose as much as 16 percent to trade 11 percent higher at 0736 GMT to 1.30 euros.
SOFIA, Oct 8- These are some of the main stories in Bulgarian newspapers on Monday. -If National Bank of Greece buys Eurobank. in Greece, their units in Bulgaria will create the biggest retail bank in the Balkan country with total assets of 12.4 billion levs.
ATHENS, Oct 5- National Bank of Greece made a share-swap offer to buy all of rival Eurobank and create the country's biggest lender, it said on Friday, the latest move in efforts to consolidate the Greek banking industry.
ATHENS, Oct 5- Greece's largest lender National Bank said on Friday it offered to buy 100 percent of rival Eurobank via a share swap to form the country's largest bank. NBG offred 58 new shares for every 100 shares of Eurobank. Once completed current NBG shareholders would hold 75 percent in the entity with Eurobank shareholders owning the rest.
By George Georgiopoulos and Lefteris Papadimas. ATHENS, Oct 5- National Bank of Greece and Eurobank are in merger talks to create the country's biggest lender, banking sources said on Friday, the latest move in efforts to consolidate the Greek banking industry.
*Merger would form Greece's biggest lender* Shares suspended pending announcements* NBG, Eurobank hold board meetings By George Georgiopoulos and Lefteris Papadimas.
ATHENS, Oct 5- Two of Greece's biggest banks, National and Eurobank, are in merger talks to create the country's biggest lender, banking sources said on Friday.
ATHENS, Oct 5- The boards of Greek lenders National Bank and Eurobank are holding separate meetings on Friday, banking sources told Reuters.
ATHENS, Oct 5- Two of Greece's biggest banks, National Bank and Eurobank are in talks on a merger that would create the country's biggest lender, banking sources told Reuters on Friday. Greece's banks are under pressure to consolidate after deep losses from the country's debt restructuring, plus deposit outflows and rising bad loans.
ATHENS, Oct 5- Two of Greece's largest lenders, National Bank and Eurobank are in merger talks, banking sources close to the discussions told Reuters on Friday.
ATHENS, Oct 5- The Athens stock exchange suspended trade in shares of National Bank and Eurobank on Friday following a press report that the two banks were in merger talks, an official at the Athens bourse told Reuters.
ATHENS, Oct 5- Two of Greece's biggest banks, National Bank and Eurobank, are in talks over a merger that would create the country's biggest lender, news website To Vima reported on Friday, citing sources.
ISTANBUL, Oct 5- Here are news, reports and events that may affect Turkish financial markets on Friday. The lira was at 1.7979 against the dollar at 0533 GMT, little changed from 1.7985 late on Thursday when it recovered from early losses after Turkey said Syria had apologised for artillery shelling which killed five Turkish civilians.
ATHENS, Oct 3- Greece's central bank has decided to lower the capital adequacy requirement for the country's battered banks due to delays in their planned recapitalization as part of the country's foreign bailout, a Bank of Greece official said on Wednesday.
*Possible 1 bln euro earnings hit- Mediobanca analysts* Deal to be completed by year-end. PARIS/ ATHENS, Oct 1- Credit Agricole announced plans on Monday to pay Alpha Bank 550 million euros to take Greek lender Emporiki off its hands, on top of billions it already injected into the subsidiary during the country's slide into economic depression.
John Paulson has been getting a lot of attention recently — and not the good kind.
JPMorgan traded up 2 percent pre-open on a decent quarterly report...the stock goes up on just a decent report? Yes, because the expectations have been VERY LOW
It looks like it may be a busy weekend for Williams Companies, its advisors and its board of directors as the company seems likely to move ahead with an offer to top Energy Transfer's latest $40-a-share offer for Southern Union, according to sources.