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  • Europe's Banks Make Mockery of New Capital Rules Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 4:42 PM ET

    I had been wondering how on earth European banks were going to be able to raise enough capital to meet new regulatory requirements.

  • Stocks End Down Over 3% on Euro Zone Fears Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 4:24 PM ET

    Stocks plunged sharply to log their worst day in six weeks Wednesday as investors were rattled by fears over the euro zone crisis.

  • Futures Plummet Amid Italian Debt Worries Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 9:12 AM ET

    Futures declined sharply Wednesday as a spike in Italian bond yields to a euro era record spooked investors and amid uncertainty whether a new government in Italy can tackle the nation's debt crisis.

  • White Knuckle Investments: How to Trade UK Banks Tuesday, 8 Nov 2011 | 7:03 AM ET

    Investors need a strong stomach to invest in UK bank stocks. In recent years they have displayed considerable levels of volatility that cannot be wholly explained by the fundamentals of the individual banks. In fact, bank stocks are now arguably the most effective barometer available to measure risk appetite.

  • HSBC Customers Unable to Access Funds Friday, 4 Nov 2011 | 12:57 PM ET
    HSBC

    HSBC customers are reporting that they are unable to access their cash.

  • Bank Layoffs Exceed 100,000: Where the Cuts Are Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 3:31 PM ET

    Banks are shedding jobs worldwide as stricter regulations and a tough second quarter for trading income take their toll on investment banking units in particular.

  • UK Banks Fail? Hell Will Freeze Over First: Analysts Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 4:40 AM ET

    Moody’s downgrade of 12 British banks last week is irrelevant to the current  state of the UK banking sector, analysts told CNBC.com, adding that hell has a better chance of freezing than any British bank failing.

  • O, Canada, You're Looking Good Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 6:30 PM ET
    Canadian Loons

    The Canadian dollar got hammered in September, thanks to falling commodity prices and general risk aversion. But these strategists say the loonie is ready to lift again.

  • Brace for More Investment Banking Job Cuts: Expert Friday, 7 Oct 2011 | 12:27 AM ET

    The uncertain economic climate has dimmed job prospects for the rest of the year and going forward into 2012, with investment banks especially vulnerable to cuts, Guy Day, CEO of recruitment firm Ambition told CNBC.

  • H&R Block to Halt Tax Anticipation Loans in 2012 Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011 | 9:48 AM ET
    IRS Form 1040

    H&R Block said Tuesday that it won't offer refund anticipation loans next tax season because it's getting more new clients and the appeal of the high-cost loans is shrinking.

  • Stocks End Higher on Italy/China Bond Report Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 4:24 PM ET

    Stocks rallied in the final hour to finish near session highs Monday, erasing their earlier losses in choppy trading, following an FT report that China was in talks with Italy to purchase its bonds.

  • UK Banks Eye £6 Billion Cost of Reforms Sunday, 11 Sep 2011 | 9:53 PM ET

    Britain’s banks will face an annual bill of as much as £6 billion ($9.5 billion) to comply with the reforms of the Vickers Commission, according to the panel’s final report, published on Monday. The FT reports.

  • How the Gold Business Operates Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 12:42 PM ET
    Gold Bars

    Straight from the mines, rough gold goes through a highly complex process, and often travels around the world before it ever makes it to the consumer.

  • Mother Lode Of ETFs Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 3:35 PM ET
    Cash and gold

    The SPDR Gold Trust, with over $60 billion in assets, is far and away the largest gold fund.

  • Profits Falling, Banks Confront a Leaner Future Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 11:09 AM ET
    Job seekers wait in line to have their résumés reviewed at the second annual Anaheim/Orange County Job Fair.

    Battered by a weak economy, the nation’s biggest banks are cutting jobs, consolidating businesses and scrambling for new sources of income in anticipation of a fundamentally altered financial landscape requiring leaner operations, the New York Times reports.

  • Private Sector Waits for Libya's Next Revival Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 9:09 AM ET
    Lybian rebels deploy for a second day on several kilometres from the key city of Ajdabiya to try to attack government forces that have encircled the town on March 22, 2011.

    Oil companies are understood to be preparing to move back into the North African country, which used to pump 1.6 million barrels per day before the uprising against Muammar Gaddafi's government began six months ago.

  • Stocks Log Worst 4-Week Drop Since Mar. 2009 Friday, 19 Aug 2011 | 6:40 PM ET

    Stocks accelerated their selloff to finish near session lows in light, choppy trading Friday as investors were reluctant to remain in the market ahead of a weekend, amid worries over a global recession in addition to the ongoing euro zone jitters.

  • The World's Safest Banks 2011 Friday, 19 Aug 2011 | 11:39 AM ET
    In a global economy that has been plagued by troubles in the world’s financial systems, the words “safe” and “bank” still give investors pause. The shakeup of banking systems around the world raises the question: "Which banks are the safest?" These rankings are being published first on CNBC.com. For the past 20 years, has compiled a list of the World’s 50 Safest Banks, and in the current environment of increased regulation and oversight, long-term safety of banks is of key interest. According to

    In a global economy that has been plagued by troubles in the world’s financial systems, the words “safe” and “bank” still give investors pause. The shakeup of banking systems around the world raises the question: "Which banks are the safest?"

  • Futures Point to Weak Open; Gold Jumps Friday, 19 Aug 2011 | 9:05 AM ET

    Futures were off their worst levels Friday, but were still lower, pressured by losses in Asia and Europe and many investors concerned the world economy is on the brink of another recession.

  • Stocks Drop 4%, Dow Skids 500, Led by Banks Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 4:49 PM ET

    Stocks finished near session lows in choppy trading Wednesday, with the Dow and S&P wiping out all of the previous session's gains led by financials, as investors continued to cautiously monitor developments in the European banks.