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  • LONDON, Feb 25- The Australian dollar slipped on Tuesday as a fall in China's yuan deepened, reflecting concern over growth and moves by the People's Bank of China to prod the currency lower. The Aussie is the nearest developed world currency to a proxy for growth in China, which takes much of Australia's commodities output.

  • FOREX-Aussie weakens as yuan slide deepens Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 5:02 AM ET

    *China spot yuan drops below guidance rate first time since 2012. LONDON, Feb 25- The Australian dollar fell around a third of a percent on Tuesday, handing back overnight gains as a fall in China's yuan deepened, reflecting concern over growth and moves by the People's Bank of China to prod the currency lower.

  • Wanted: 100 mln euros for new Irish bank Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 11:18 AM ET

    *Italy, Spain and Germany next if it succeeds in Ireland. DUBLIN, Feb 20- Wanted- investors willing to pump 100 million euros into a new European bank that picked Ireland as its first market.

  • *Process gives road signs to Portugal, Greece. DUBLIN, Feb 19- Ireland is the first euro zone country to emerge from a bailout brought on by unsustainable debt, but the long slog of cutting back what it owes is only just starting for its 4.6 million austerity-hit people.

  • DUBLIN, Feb 11- Ireland is confident its battered banks will pass European Union stress tests later this year and will not require any extra capital, its Finance Minister Michael Noonan said on Tuesday.

  • *ECB conducts Asset Quality Review for 130 banks. LONDON, Jan 27- The euro zone's grand plan to clean up its banks could falter because the European Central Bank lacks the power to force bankers, constrained by accounting rules, to accept regulators' view of the risks on their books. Estimates of the banks' total capital shortfall have been as high as $1 trillion.

  • Sovereign wealth funds, pension funds turn bankers Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 11:54 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 25- Yield-hungry pension funds and sovereign wealth funds are stepping in where crisis-hit, regulation-laden banks are pulling back: lending to cash-starved businesses.

  • DUBLIN, Oct 12- Irish lenders' reliance on emergency funding was little changed in September with outstanding loans of 120 billion euros, the country's central bank said on Friday.

  • *TEXT-S&P summary: A2A SpA Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 4:19 AM ET
  • RLPC-Ireland's IBRC to sell 2 bln euros of loans Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 10:40 AM ET

    By Claire Ruckin and Tessa Walsh. LONDON, Oct 10- State-backed Irish Bank Resolution Corporation, the former Anglo Irish Bank, is considering selling a loan portfolio of up to 2 billion euros as part of its push to wind up its operations by 2020, banking sources said on Tuesday.

  • By Claire Ruckin and Tessa Walsh. LONDON, Oct 10- State-backed Irish Bank Resolution Corporation, the former Anglo Irish Bank, is considering selling a loan portfolio of up to 2 billion euros as part of its push to wind up its operations by 2020, banking sources said on Tuesday.

  • DUBLIN, Oct 8- The Irish central bank on Monday announced the names of six lenders under investigation over mis-selling payment protection insurance and said it was considering enforcement action against them.

  • PRESS DIGEST - Ireland - Oct 10 Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 2:35 AM ET

    DUBLIN, Oct 8- These are some of the leading stories in Ireland's newspapers on Monday. -The Central Bank has named six of the seven lenders ordered to review whether they had mis-sold payment protection insurance with loans or credit cards and has warned that lenders face enforcement action over any mis-selling.

  • DUBLIN, Oct 3- Irish credit institutions will pay a combined 25 million euros per year into a new 350 million euro resolution fund to minimise taxpayer's exposure to future problems in the financial sector, the government on Wednesday.

  • DUBLIN, Oct 3- Allied Irish Banks will increase its mortgage rates by 0.5 percentage points for the second time in two months in November in a bid to stem big losses, putting pressure on struggling home owners in the process.

  • Wilbur Ross: Bullish Nat Gas, Buying European Bank Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 7:49 PM ET
    Fast Money Portfolio

    You can’t become one of the world’s richest men and not take a calculated risk or two. Right now, billionaire Wilbur Ross is doing just that.

  • Bank of America shares have been rallying this year after a dismal 2011, suggesting there is little chance for a positive surprise from the bumbling banking giant when it reports fourth-quarter earnings before Thursday's open.

  • Tepper Goes Long MF Global Bonds and Stock Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011 | 2:09 PM ET

    Yesterday, hedge-fund manager David Tepper’s Appaloosa Management revealed it had purchased an 8.64 percent stake in MF Global Holdings Ltd. stock just days after the securities firm declared bankruptcy, according to a filing with SEC.

  • Farrell: Greek Crisis Begs US TARP-Type Solution Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 1:07 PM ET
    The Von Trapp Family from the Sound of Music.

    The idea of a European Union sounded so good, but the question always was when push came to shove, what would prevail: country or union?

  • Volatile Week 'Not the End of the World': Wilbur Ross Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 5:54 PM ET

    Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross told CNBC Tuesday he was not perturbed by last week's volatile market swings.