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  • FRANKFURT, June 8- The appointment of John Cryan as chief executive of Deutsche Bank sent shares in Germany's largest lender up 8 percent on Monday as investors judged the Briton a more credible contender than his two ousted predecessors to revive its fortunes. Cryan faces one of the most difficult jobs in global finance as he aims to move Deutsche Bank beyond...

  • Deutsche shares jump after management purge Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | 3:55 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, June 8- The appointment of John Cryan as chief executive of Deutsche Bank sent shares in Germany's largest lender up 8 percent on Monday as investors judged the Briton a more credible contender than his two ousted predecessors to revive its fortunes. Cryan faces one of the most difficult jobs in global finance as he aims to move Deutsche Bank beyond...

  • LONDON, June 5- Copper steadied on Friday as falling London Metal Exchange stockpiles countered concerns over an expected seasonal demand slowdown in China that had driven prices to a six-week low. The seasonally strongest quarter for demand in China- the world's top copper consumer- is passing its peak, with factories eyeing a summer production slowdown, but...

  • LONDON, June 5- Copper pared losses and was steady after hitting a six week low earlier on Friday amid worries over a seasonal demand slowdown from top buyer China, though continued draws in London Metal Exchange stockpiles put a floor under prices. The seasonally strongest quarter for copper demand in China is passing its peak with factories eyeing a summer...

  • HONG KONG, June 4- Hong Kong's banking regulator has said that banks in the city need to step-up anti-money laundering efforts, and has warned it would not hesitate to sanction lapses in detecting dirty money in the wake of the FIFA bribery scandal. The indictment specifically mentioned $1.2 million being wired to an unnamed bank account at HSBC in Hong Kong.

  • HONG KONG, June 4- The volume of Chinese currency traded in the offshore market has risen sharply in the past year, after more than 10 offshore yuan hubs were set up and more players switched to using it for payments and settlements. Traders estimate volumes of CNH spot are around $20 billion a day, almost doubling the level at the beginning of the year, and if yuan...

  • VIENNA, June 4- Nearly a year after oil markets entered a deep downward spiral, unmoored from the $100- a-barrel mark that had anchored them for years, some OPEC members are publicly talking for the first time about a new "fair" price for their crude. Oil ministers from Iraq, Venezuela and Angola said in Vienna this week that a price of $75 or $80 a barrel- barely $10 above...

  • ‘Capital disadvantage’ for giant banks: Bob Diamond Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 12:50 PM ET
    Bob Diamond, former CEO of Barclays.

    Ex-Barclays chief Bob Diamond told CNBC that tougher regulation means large banks were finding it harder to access to capital.

  • DUBAI, June 2- Saudi Arabian family conglomerate Ahmad Hamad Algosaibi and Brothers is offering creditors a minimum return of 28 cents on every dollar owed under an enhanced proposal to end one of the Middle East's largest ever debt restructurings. The group with interests in hospitality, food and real estate among others, collapsed in 2009 along with Saad...

  • LONDON, June 1- Standard Chartered's incoming Chief Executive Bill Winters is expected to raise capital and cut the bank's dividend later this year, potentially forced to act by a tough stress test of its Asian loans, investors and analysts said. Few believe the ex- JPMorgan rainmaker will miss the chance to bolster the balance sheet during his honeymoon at the...

  • *Gold recovers from previous day's 2 1/ 2- week low. LONDON, May 29- Gold edged up from Thursday's 2 1/ 2- week low, supported by a softer dollar and uncertainty over Greece's debt talks, but remained under pressure on Friday from expectations U.S. interest rates might rise soon. "The recent surge in the dollar, which pushed crude oil prices lower, has put pressure on gold,"...

  • LONDON, May 29- Gold steadied off the previous session's 2-1/ 2 week low on Friday, supported by uncertainty over Greece's debt talks, but still under pressure from expectations that a rise in U.S. interest rates may come soon. Spot gold was at $1,188.30 an ounce at 0915 GMT, little changed from late on Thursday, while U.S. gold futures for June delivery were up 30 cents...

  • *First-quarter GDP seen revised down to show contraction. GDP forecast shrinking at a 0.8 percent annual rate. WASHINGTON, May 29- The U.S. economy likely contracted in the first quarter as it buckled under the weight of unusually heavy snowfalls and a resurgent dollar, but activity since has rebounded modestly.

  • LONDON, May 26- Britain's top banks will be tested this year for their ability to cope with the type of market mayhem that followed the collapse of U.S. bank Lehman Brothers in 2008, the Bank of England said on Tuesday. Bank of England Deputy Governor Andrew Bailey, who also heads the central bank's Prudential Regulatory Authority, spoke last week of the need to look...

  • LONDON, May 26- Britain's top banks will be tested this year for their ability to cope with the type of market mayhem that followed the collapse of U.S. bank Lehman Brothers in 2008, the Bank of England said on Tuesday. Bank of England Deputy Governor Andrew Bailey, who also heads the central bank's Prudential Regulatory Authority, spoke last week of the need to look...

  • "With the negotiations between Greece and the rest of the euro area at an impasse, an impatient German Chancellor Merkel has warned that an agreement must be reached before the end of the month," said Thomas Costerg, senior economist at Standard Chartered. Greece cannot make a payment to the International Monetary Fund due on June 5 unless foreign lenders...

  • SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, May 22- The dollar edged lower versus a basket of major currencies on Friday in the wake of unimpressive U.S. economic data, with investors awaiting speeches by major central bankers. Against the yen, the dollar sagged slightly after the Bank of Japan maintained its massive monetary stimulus, as expected, and slightly revised up its assessment of...

  • HONG KONG, May 21- Hong Kong's sluggish primary market for offshore yuan bonds has received a boost from a regular customer, China's Ministry of Finance. The MOF this week completed the sale of 14 billion yuan in bonds, supporting development of the so-called dim sum bond market as it continues efforts to internationalize China's currency.

  • Lawsky steps down as NY’s top Wall St watchdog Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 4:26 PM ET
    Benjamin Lawsky, superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services.

    Known as the sherif of Wall Street, Benjamin Lawsky will soon vacate his post as New York's overseer of banking and insurance, NYT reports.

  • NEW YORK, May 20- Benjamin Lawsky is stepping down as New York state's top financial regulator in June, after four years of running the newly created agency and bringing cases against a variety of defendants on Wall Street. A former chief of staff for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Lawsky was nominated to be head of the NYSDFS by Cuomo in 2011. He grabbed headlines...