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  • TOKYO, June 30- General Electric Co is close to selling its European private equity financing unit to Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp for more than $2 billion, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said, as the U.S. industrial conglomerate sheds its financial assets amid a restructuring. This makes the deal attractive to the core banking unit of...

  • China trumps West in global bank ratings Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 9:25 AM ET
    White-collars walk to their lunch break in Pudong business district in Shanghai, China.

    Western banking giants are losing ground to China, as the world's second-biggest economy vies to establish its economic influence.

  • UPDATE 1-Banks' forex lawsuit settlements near $2 bln-WSJ Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 11:58 AM ET

    HSBC Holdings Plc, Barclays Plc, BNP Paribas SA and Goldman Sachs Group Inc have recently signed agreements to settle the case, the Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. HSBC has agreed to pay $285 million and Barclays $375 million, the Journal reported. Other defendants include Citigroup Inc, Credit Suisse Group AG, Deutsche Bank AG, Morgan...

  • Barclays to refocus U.S. mortgage trading Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 11:29 AM ET

    NEW YORK, June 17- Barclays Plc will no longer make markets for mortgage-backed bonds issued prior to the financial crisis as they have become less profitable under tighter British regulations on these securities, a bank spokesman said on Wednesday. Barclays will reallocate resources to other areas of its U.S. mortgage business with no traders expected to...

  • Banks' forex lawsuit settlements near $2 bln-WSJ Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 9:07 AM ET

    HSBC Holdings Plc, Barclays Plc, BNP Paribas SA and Goldman Sachs Group Inc have recently signed agreements to settle the case, the Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. HSBC has agreed to pay $285 million and Barclays $375 million, the Journal said. HSBC, Barclays, BNP Paribas and Goldman Sachs could not be immediately reached for comment.

  • Europe closes slightly higher; Greece in focus Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

    European equities closed slightly higher on Thursday, as the IMF dashed hopes that a deal between Greece and its bailout supervisors was near.

  • RBS share sale: What's hiding in the woodshed? Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 6:10 AM ET
    RBS

    The UK government will put its Royal Bank of Scotland shares on the block over the next few years – but will investors want to buy into the stock?

  • The worst of China's slowdown may be over Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 3:12 AM ET

    A slew of China data offered some indication the worst of the mainland's economic slowdown may be over, although the recovery may disappoint.

  • George Osborne ready to sell off RBS at a loss Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    George Osborne aims to start selling the state's £32 billion stake in Royal Bank of Scotland at a loss.

  • European stocks close higher on Greece hopes Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Greece debt Euro

    European equities closed higher on Wednesday, ending a six-day downward trend, on hopes of further assistance for Greece.

  • Is the UK planning a surplus ‘straitjacket’? Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 4:44 AM ET

    The UK government is expected to commit to running a budget surplus in normal economic conditions, a move which has already come under attack.

  • S&P lowers ratings of Barclays, Deutsche and RBS Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 2:03 AM ET
    Canary Wharf, London

    Ratings agency Standard & Poor's downgraded several U.K. and German banks, including Deutsche Bank and Barclays.

  • NEW YORK, June 3- The U.S. dollar hit its lowest against the euro in over two weeks on Wednesday after the European Central Bank kept monetary policy steady despite recent market volatility and Bund yields extended their rise. The ECB sees no reason to adjust its monetary policy stance in response to a recent rise in bond yields in Europe, ECB President Mario Draghi...

  • Wary of 'dangerous cocktail,' markets watch data Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    With an eye on the dollar and rates, traders are watching pending home sales and weekly jobless claims data Thursday.

  • Wary of 'dangerous cocktail,' markets watch data Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 5:58 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    With an eye on the dollar and rates, traders are watching pending home sales and weekly jobless claims data Thursday.

  • Dollar regains footing, rises after CPI data Friday, 22 May 2015 | 3:40 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar turned higher on Friday, spurred off its early losses by a U.S. inflation report uptick.

  • *Bank of Japan keeps policy unchanged, as expected. NEW YORK, May 22- The U.S. dollar turned higher on Friday, spurred off early losses after a U.S. inflation report that indicated underlying pressures are building bolstered the case for the U.S. "Stronger inflation, along with stronger growth data, is something that the Fed certainly wants to see," said Brian...

  • THE HAGUE, May 22- The Dutch government plans to list ABN Amro, nationalised after the financial crisis, in stages, starting with a 30 percent share that could be valued at up to 4.5 billion euros, its finance minister said on Friday. Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem said in a statement that the initial sale could be worth between 3 billion and 4.5 billion euros...

  • NEW YORK, May 22- The U.S. dollar turned higher on Friday, spurred off its early losses by a U.S. inflation report that indicated underlying pressures are building and thereby bolstering the case for the U.S. "Stronger inflation, along with stronger growth data, is something that the Fed certainly wants to see," said Brian Daingerfield, currency strategist at the...

  • Her statement comes just one day after the SEC gave JP Morgan Chase& Co, Citigroup Inc, UBS AG, Barclays Plc and the Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc a series of waivers to let them continue their usual securities business. But all the banks won SEC waivers to let them continue being "well-known seasoned issuers" or WKSIs- a status that lets them raise capital quickly...